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By the end of the decade, plastic waste going into the world’s oceans could weigh half as much as the total amount of seafood coming out of them. That’s one finding of a new federal study mandated by the 2020 Save Our Seas 2.0 Act.
A UAF research team found a microbe in North Pole groundwater that eats sulfolane, an industrial solvent, but the organism by itself probably can’t remedy the area’s contamination.
Bering Straits Native Corporation has wholly acquired Central Environmental Inc. and its four subsidiary companies.
To investigate the impact of ocean regime shifts on North Atlantic right whales, Kimberley Davies and her team have been deploying ASL’s Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP).
Before it began mining coal in the Poker Flats area near Healy nearly 40 years ago, Usibelli Coal Mine promised one day to restore the land to near pre-mining conditions, and backed its promise with bond worth about $2.5 million.
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Voices of Healthcare: Professional Perspectives
"I think there’s been a change in culture, and I think Alaska has been a little bit more progressive in promoting women,” says Ella Goss, CEO of Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC). Goss started working at Anchorage’s largest hospital in 1997 as an ER nurse and rose through the ranks of management. Providence has intentionally promoted female leaders from within, she says, developing their potential because the talent pool in Alaska is so small due to the state’s population.