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No more trans fat: FDA banning the infamous artery-clogger

...them, including Switzerland and Denmark. Other countries have enacted strict labeling laws.Dr. Leon Bruner, chief scientist at the Grocery Manufacturers Association, said in a statement that his group estimates that food manufacturers have...
Warm Arctic sets record for summer sea ice melt

...substantial step" to the day when there will be no significant sea ice in the Arctic in the summer, said NASA chief scientist Waleed Abdalati."Why do we care?," Abdalati, an ice scientist, asked. "This ice has been an important factor...
Flooding's effect on salmon will be seen later

...of recent flooding and high waters on Alaska's salmon won't be clear for years.Bob Clark, the department's chief scientist for sport fish, told the Anchorage Daily News there's a potential for fewer fish in the future, but it's too...
Global warming means more Antarctic ice

...climate change."Scientifically the change is nowhere near as substantial as what we see in the Arctic," says NASA chief scientist Waleed Abdalati, an ice expert. "But that doesn't mean we shouldn't be paying attention to it and shouldn't...
Sparse data challenges NOAA in mapping Arctic

...model.Sullivan, a former astronaut and the first woman to walk in space, is now deputy administrator and acting chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Her agency, she said, faces a huge challenge in upgrading...
Government team completes debris survey

...typically does marine debris surveys every 5 to 10 years. The last was in 2008.Jacek Maselko, a NOAA biologist and chief scientist on the survey, said compared to 2008, the southeast Alaska sites visited didn't have a greater density of marine...
Scientists offer tips for Alaska king salmon study

...plan that Gov. Sean Parnell ordered up after a summer of dismal king salmon returns.Alaska commercial fisheries chief scientist Erik Volk said researchers have an idea of how to approach the problem but want to hear from federal and university...
Blue whale spotted in Alaska

...population may be getting healthier and expanding back to traditional territories. "We are thrilled," Dr. Jay Barlow, chief scientist on board the McArthur II for a 120-day research cruise, said Friday from Kodiak. "It's been 30 years since...
Scientists: It's not too late yet for polar bears

...future reductions in greenhouse gas emissions would do little to save the polar bear," said Amstrup, who is now chief scientist for the conservation group Polar Bears International. "It seems clear that if people and leaders think that there's...
Alaska quake may give insight into next big Calif. temblor

...of direct measurements of what happened in a particular location." Bill Ellsworth of Menlo Park, Calif., the chief scientist of the USGS earthquake hazards team, said seismologists want to know how strong the big earthquakes are close to...


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