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Blockchain is one of today’s most cutting-edge technologies—and it is changing the way the world does business.
The Boon of Biomass: Alternative Energy Systems Can Cut Costs, Create Jobs, and Benefit the Environment
Rural Alaska communities are taking a long look at local resources to see if biomass systems can save money, create jobs, and even work in concert with local fire mitigation efforts.
Alaska’s fishing industry is facing ongoing challenges that have been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite home-grown expertise and an unmatched love for Alaska, working through the objections and obstacles of Outside groups has become status quo for Alaska’s resource developers.
Contractors working in the Last Frontier are well aware of Alaska’s short building season and familiar with projects with tight timelines—but they also know how to get the job done.
Transportation and logistics providers are constantly balancing a customer’s need for a timely and cost-effective shipping solution, while also considering the different modes of transport available to move items from origin to destination.
As the coronavirus pandemic persists, going virtual takes on a deeper meaning for larger-scale events where people have traditionally gathered in person for training, education, and networking. Many Alaska organizations are converting their conventions, conferences, and other meetings to online or hybrid options that are safe for attendees.
Engineering firms offering environmental services in Alaska address a broad spectrum of issues that impact humans and wildlife—managing everything from COVID-19 wipe-downs and toxic mold issues to oil spill prevention planning and soil remediation.
Green energy technology is built through mining. Without certain raw materials, such as graphite and rare earth metals, everything from the lithium-ion batteries that power Teslas to those storing electricity from wind turbines would be impossible to create, says US Senator Lisa Murkowski.
SB123 is the culmination of decades of work by advocates for an improved Alaska energy system and mandates several important changes to the Railbelt electric grid.
“I really encourage all Alaska Native corporations—for-profit, nonprofit, and tribes—to harness the power of media,” says BBNC’s Jason Metrokin. “People need to understand our history, our relevance, and the opportunities we provide, and advertising is a good way to do that.”
In the months leading up to the Census, government officials, advertising agencies, and tribal leaders worked together to create public outreach campaigns to encourage Alaska Native participation and ensure Alaska’s communities receive their fair share of federal funding.
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Diving into Alaska Aquaculture
Aquaculture is an industry Alaskans are probably familiar with, even if they’re unfamiliar with the term itself. Broadly, aquaculture refers to the cultivation of numerous species of fish and aquatic plants, such as shellfish, algae, and finfish, as well as enhancement and restoration projects designed to increase wild populations of specific species, says Heather McCarty, vice-chair of the Alaska Mariculture Task Force.