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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Federal, state, and local officials joined NOAA at a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of a project to revitalize the agency’s port facility in Ketchikan.
A workplace for volcanologists, glaciologists, seismologists, aurora-ologists and other types of scientists, the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has endured since the 1940s. Why?
Laurie Meythaler-Mullins is one of the first two graduates of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ new master’s degree program in One Health, and she’s already putting her degree to good use.
A team of University of Alaska biomedical researchers will join a federally funded effort to improve tracking of COVID-19 variants throughout the state.
The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) opened phase one of the Rocky Coast Discovery Pools.
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50 Years of ANSCA
Fifty years ago, as the Watergate scandal swirled around then-President Richard Nixon, he signed into law the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). It was the largest land claims settlement in the nation’s history and a stark departure from agreements forced on Tribes in the Lower 48.