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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Hurricane Ian slashed through Florida’s Gulf Coast, one week after remnants of Typhoon Merbok battered a wider swath of Western Alaska.
A semicircle of stones beneath Shakan Bay, on the west side of Prince of Wales Island, appears to be 11,000 years old, the earliest sign of human habitation in the region.
The UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences is expanding its offerings with online courses and a new master’s degree.
Toolik Field Station, the largest scientific research station in the Arctic, has $19.7 million from the National Science Foundation to pay for five more years of operation.
Home heaters that store renewable electricity could substantially reduce the amount of fuel oil burned in Arctic communities. Researchers from UAF want to find out how much.
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