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    December museum programs explore celebrations

    December 01, 2023

    Family programs at the University of Alaska Museum of the North will explore the theme of celebration during December.

  • Sunlight touches a snowy city in this aerial view.

    Long-term views of a changed Alaska

    November 30, 2023

    As an instructor for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, I have stood before a group of Alaskans every Tuesday night this November. During the most recent class session of Ned Rozell's Alaska, I asked 17 people what changes they have noticed in this giant peninsula during their time here.

  • Michelle Ramirez stands on Rainbow Street in Reykjavik, Iceland, while attending the Arctic Circle Assembly in October 2023.

    Climate scholar participates in youth panel at Arctic Circle Assembly

    November 29, 2023

    Undergraduate biology major Michelle Ramirez attended the Arctic Circle Assembly in October 2023. The conference was the latest in a string of high-profile climate events and conferences that the climate scholar has participated in to hone her vision of how best to engage in climate-related activities.

  • A stalk of bull kelp grows in Kachemak Bay

    -led project will look for rare-earth elements in Southeast Alaska seaweed

    November 28, 2023

    A -led research team has been awarded a $1.9 million federal grant to explore whether seaweed are absorbing rare-earth elements near a rich deposit in Southeast Alaska.

  • The legs, feet and skis of three cross-country skate skiers are visible in the photo as the skiers glide across a packed snow surface.

    Surfing in winter on cross-country skis

    November 28, 2023

    With mild temperatures and ample snow, much of Alaska is now primed for cross-country skiing. It's a sport for all ages, made possible by friction.

  • A group of young women traverse a snow field on a rope line at Gulkana Glacier. Photo by Hannah Mode.

    Inspiring Girls* Expeditions 2024 accepting applications

    November 27, 2023

    Inspiring Girls* Expeditions Alaska is accepting applications for a unique suite of tuition-free backcountry science and art education programs in summer 2024.

  • A man wearing protective gloves, long sleeves and a hat carries apparatus to spray herbicides in an agricultural test plot.

    Delta Harvest Wrap-Up set for Nov. 30

    November 22, 2023

    Learn about current agricultural research efforts, share observations about the past growing season and help identify future research needs at the 2023 Delta Harvest Wrap-Up.

  • A drawing of the earth showing a shift from renewable to non renewable energy sources.

    experts co-author national climate assessment

    November 21, 2023

    Climate change will have far-reaching consequences to the people of Alaska, according to the fifth National Climate Assessment, a report from the U.S. government released last week. Five experts from the were among the authors of the Alaska chapter of the assessment, which goes beyond documented ecosystem changes to focus on societal implications of climate change.

  • a platter of fresh oysters on the half shell

    Call for presentations: 2024 Alaska Mariculture Conference

    November 20, 2023

    Alaska Sea Grant is seeking presentations from farmers, processors, researchers, community leaders and other professionals for the 2024 Mariculture Conference of Alaska to be held Feb. 26-29 in Anchorage.

  • to host auditions for 'Something in the Living Room'

    November 20, 2023

    The Department of Theatre and Film is hosting auditions for the upcoming play, “Something in the Living Room.”

  • a vast landscape of snow

    The snowiest day in Alaska (and U.S.) history?

    November 16, 2023

    Last week, as most of Alaska joined the cryosphere and became snow-covered, one area again stood out as one of the snowiest places on the planet.

  • a wet hat with a logo for Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit

    Young fishermen event coming to Anchorage

    November 15, 2023

    The 10th Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit will be held at the Marriott Anchorage Downtown on Dec. 5-7, 2023.

  • A person ice skates on a frozen street in downtown Anchorage.

    Climate hazards cost Fairbanks, Anchorage homeowners millions

    November 15, 2023

    A new survey found that Fairbanks and Anchorage homeowners are increasingly threatened by climate-related hazards like wildfire, permafrost thaw and winter rain, the latter costing homeowners $25 million in annual damages.

  • A man in a suit with his arms crossed stands in front of a brick wall.

    Visiting musician Stephen Price presents organ recital

    November 14, 2023

    Stephen Price will perform a guest recital on the organ at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 2023, in the Davis Concert Hall at the .

  • Food protection manager course set for January

    November 10, 2023

    The Cooperative Extension Service will offer a certified food protection manager training on Monday, Jan. 29, with proctors for testing available in 14 communities.

  • Two red foxes in a snowy landscape, one sitting in a hole with just its head showing

    Secret lives playing out all around us

    November 10, 2023

    While we were sleeping, they were out there. Two red foxes, a male and female, pawing into spring snow on a hillside. The foxes had found the entrance to a tunnel dug many years ago. It might have been the den in which one of them was born.

  • Rocket launch

    Second NASA sounding rocket launches from Poker Flat

    November 09, 2023

    The second NASA sounding rocket of the season flew skyward out of Poker Flat Research Range shortly after midnight Thursday, carrying a payload of science instruments.

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