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Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

ANCHORAGE - Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said.
Warming climate leaves fewer walrus to hunt

ANCHORAGE - Anna Oxereok grew up eating walrus in the western Alaska village of Wales. Today it's such a rare treat she can't bring herself to part with the plastic gallon bag of meat in her freezer. "I have to save it for something special," she says.
Polar bears could feel global warming's bite by 2025

ANCHORAGE - About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows. The U.S.
Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - At this annual gathering of more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, press conferences offered by the organizers feature scientists discussing everything from Mars rovers whiffing methane to Christmas lights visible from space.
Should Ketchikan rejoin Alaska?

Maybe we should secede," was a comment at the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce meeting the Wednesday after the Aug. 22 primary election. The comment was in jest. Seceding had been tried and failed.
Robotics students successfully cap 'oil spill'

In an exciting last-minute success, a team of students trying to cap a mock-oil spill with aquatic robots succeeded.
Alaska Digest

Dungeness harvest predicted to be down, Ionospheric research center operational, Anchorage program targets trash bears, Man survive bear mauling near Kenai
Ferry service could link Kenai, Anchorage

...very many of them," Madden said of the ferry, which is being jointly funded by the Mat-Su Borough and the Office of Naval Research. The $50 million, 195-foot ferry will displace 940 tons fully loaded. It is designed to lift a central barge...
Experimental Navy communications satellite launched from Kodiak complex on Alaska island

ANCHORAGE - A rocket launched from an Alaska island Tuesday is carrying an experimental Navy satellite designed to provide safer combat communications.
UA system releases financial report

...unrestricted revenues," the release stated. "It had clean audits from its independent auditors and also the Office of Naval Research."Vice President of Finance and Administration Dr. Ashok Roy presented the report to the board.The 2013 Annual...


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