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Climate Change 101

Climate change is happening in Alaska. It is affecting us all. Let’s work together to create positive strategies to adapt. Learn to gather up-to-date, scientific and community-based knowledge about future changes. Develop skills for communicating these changes to others.   UAF climate change researchers and communications experts are offering a hands-on, climate change workshop to address climate change questions. Environmental…

New summary available on Bering Strait winter 2018 sea ice conditions

The amount of sea ice in the Bering Sea this winter was the lowest it has been since 1850. Communities throughout the region were significantly impacted. The International Arctic Research Center recently produced a NEW summary about these conditions. Bering Strait: an overview of winter 2018 sea ice conditions explains why so little sea ice…

IARC researcher leads wilderness program for girls

Claudine Hauri founded the new program called Girls in Icy Fjords, which is a tuition-free wilderness expedition at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where high school girls use science and art to explore Alaska’s coastal landscape. The program aims to inspire girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and build their confidence to succeed in male-dominated fields.

2017 REU Program: Understanding the Arctic as a System

The Arctic climate is changing. Today, more than ever, an integrated cross-disciplinary approach is necessary to understand and explain changes in the Arctic and the implications of those changes. Responding to needs in innovative research and education for understanding high-latitude rapid climate change, researchers from UAF have established a new Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site, aiming…

Climate Change and Health in Alaska

October 6, 2016, noon–1:15 p.m., 401 Akasofu—A joint presentation by researchers John Walsh (IARC), Bert Boyer (IAB/Center for Alaska Native Health Research), and Michael Brubaker (Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium)