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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A new university-led institute will address climate, ocean, and coastal challenges with greater collaboration and sharing of scientific resources.
Despite being prepared to run the Boston Marathon, when Finstad was infected with the COVID-19 virus, it knocked him down and almost took him out.
Inside the Alaska State Virology Laboratory, people are busy testing swabs for COVID-19, the unseen entity that has taken over 2020.
At the beginning, in late March of 2019, there were two characters in the drama: the dark-eyed female, smaller of body, her sides black as well as orange; and the dashing male. He was larger, his coat a brilliant orange, with black highlights on his flowing tail, feet and ears.
Through a series of events suited to a detective novel, researchers made a connection between Brevig Mission and the flu virus that helped prevent another outbreak of the 1918 flu, one of the worst epidemics ever experienced.
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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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Alaska’s Giving Pipeline
Few large foundations support “the general good” or social service projects in Alaska, so the Last Frontier has a pretty thin philanthropic layer, according to United Way of Anchorage Vice President Cassandra Stalzer. However, the oil and gas industry has a history of stepping in and filling the gaps in Alaska communities by providing money and volunteers for myriad charitable efforts in the state.