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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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Alaska’s Year Without a Summer

Rosanne D’Arrigo of the tree-ring lab at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York recently told the story of Alaska’s year without a summer. She attended the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union last month in Washington, DC.

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Building on Permafrost

When constructing in the Arctic or near-Arctic regions of the world where permafrost dominates, the adage “If it’s frozen, keep it frozen; if it’s thawed keep it thawed” provides a strong foundation. Doing this, however, is one of the greatest challenges for engineers and construction companies that specialize in building in some of the coldest places on Earth.

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Junior Achievement Turns 100

January 2019

Locally, Junior Achievement of Alaska has been helping students better understand business and economics for forty-six years. Based in Anchorage with a staff of three, Junior Achievement of Alaska serves more than 14,500 students in fifty-five communities around the state. Many past Junior Achievement students have gone on to become successful professionals and continue to serve as classroom volunteers to help raise the next generation of business leaders.