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Winter whites

...the snow).Only a few animals in the world exhibit a seasonal change to winter whites. Besides Siberian hamsters in central Asia, there are five genera containing species that turn white in winter: some hares, some weasels, one lemming, a fox...
Author, charity founder urged to come clean about his history

...mismanaged the charity he co-founded, Central Asia Institute. The allegations pushed...eventually underwent heart surgery. The Central Asia Institute lost most of its donors...questions, but that's exactly what Central Asia Institute wants. The organization...
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My Turn: Dan Sullivan: An Alaska Marine

...half, where he spent substantial time serving in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Horn of Africa and Central Asia. Having served in Iraq myself, I know the level of commitment it takes to leave your loved ones behind. It is a commitment...
On the Trails: Purple mountain saxifrage

...the local rocky outcrops. This low-growing plant occurs in Arctic regions around the world and in alpine areas of central Asia, Europe, and North America. It's a tough little plant, quite resistant to drought and water stress. It forms associations...
Educating our way to a more peaceful foreign policy

...Qaeda and others would have happened if not for nearly seven decades of a failed U.S. policy in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Muslim world more generally." And he concluded that if we would end our "self-serving policies" then the...
Caught in the Caucasus where horses still outnumber cars outside the city. Yet Kyrgyzstan gets referred to as the "Switzerland of Central Asia," with jagged Himalayan mountains covering nearly 95 percent of the landscape. For Alaskans who thrive on the unscathed...
Alaska Digest

...provided by two fire trucks. The airline's Germany-to-Asia cargo flights will be directed through Kazakhstan in central Asia. Lufthansa will save four hours and more than $12,000 per flight in fuel costs. The crowd included Lufthansa and...
It may be about time your plant changed its lifestyle

...grown commercially? Then look at how local conditions vary from the native climate. For instance, apples come from central Asia. They are adapted to a semi-arid climate with hot summers and cold winters. As a result they can handle our cold...
In the stacks: Get to know a new culture, visit the library

...with the CIA, an Uzbeki warlord, and the Taliban in a reality show that threatens to change the balance of power in Central Asia. "Alternative Atlanta," by Marshall Boswell. Gerald Brinkman has had a successful and relatively happy life steering...
Alaska Digest of mountaineers from Harvard University are hoping Kyrgyzstan officials approve their naming a rugged peak in Central Asia after a Boy Scout leader from Alaska. Mount Powell would honor Scott Powell, one of four Alaska Scout leaders who...


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