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Alaska’s distinct environment makes it ripe for scientific research. Being home to a vast array of ice such as permafrost, glaciers, and sea ice makes Alaska an optimal location to learn about the effects of climate change on communities and the businesses operating within the Arctic. The state’s diverse flora and fauna offer researchers and science enthusiasts a multitude of topics to study.

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Earthquake Adds Missing Piece to Puzzle

Earthquake Adds Missing Piece to Puzzle

Late in the evening of July 21, State Seismologist Michael West heard a text alarm. His phone informed him of a large earthquake beneath the ocean, just south of the Alaska Peninsula, about 60 miles southeast of the village of Sand Point. His first thought was that this—the biggest earthquake on the planet so far in 2020—would cause a devastating tsunami. His second thought was that a longstanding earthquake mystery may have just been solved.

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Industrial Support Services Sirectory

August 2020

The August issue of Alaska Business features the inaugural Industrial Support Services special section and directory in which we place a spotlight on the organizations that help keep the state’s industries running smoothly. Alaska’s network of support services companies is nearly as vast as the state itself, encompassing an extensive and varied collection of companies.