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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The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has committed to developing eulachon-specific mitigation that will be used during dredging activities.
Until recently, scientists did not know salmon swam up some of these waterways, nor that grizzlies were fattening up on them before entering hibernation.
Pacific banana slugs live on the floor of coastal rain forests all the way south to California. Down there, where frosts are rare as 90 degree days here, the slugs grow long as pencils.
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.
With Alaska’s climate warming twice as fast as the global average and experiencing changes in precipitation and streamflow, the research team set out to understand if changing conditions in fresh water—where salmon spawn and rear—played a role in recent declines of chinook populations in the Cook Inlet basin of Southcentral Alaska.
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Signs at a local rally communicated the regional communities’ need of support from the state and federal government for mandated testing, enforced quarantine, increased healthcare capacity, and adequate evacuation plans in the event of an outbreak for the best line of defense to combat COVID-19 in Bristol Bay.
Sand Point Services completed a thirty-seven-bed, non-acute, Level 3, infectious COVID-19 patient care facility in two weeks, ahead of schedule and under budget.
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Industrial Support Services Sirectory
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.