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Arctic Science Blog

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Volcanoes in visual art

May 20 2015, 9pm in Alaska, tune in to KAKM Science Wednesdays, Alaska Public Media, for Frontier Scientists’ COOK INLET VOLCANOES. Volcanologists and geologists explore volcanic activity along Cook Inlet from ancient history to modern-day, monitor volcanic activity to provide important warnings, and even take a look at volcanoes from space. The episode features USGS […] Read More >

Jason Dobkowski lab rooftop samples

Leftover Lunch for Microbes

A needle on lab equipment wavers as the machine tracks precise changes in carbon dioxide concentrations in a sample. Water flows through tubes. In every droplet of water there might be a million microbes swimming, feeding. It’s a zoo in there. University of Michigan researchers Dr. Collin Ward, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Earth […] Read More >

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Frontier Scientists TV series premiers on KAKM May 6th!

FRONTIER SCIENTISTS TV SERIES Welcome to Frontier Scientists, where new scientific discoveries in the Far North unfold before your eyes. A fascinating series of video programs brings Arctic science to life, following real scientists and their work. This is field science in one of the last great frontiers. TO BE AIRED on KAKM’s Science Wednesdays […] Read More >

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New videos about Photochemistry & Arctic carbon

April 28 2015— The ice of Alaska’s waterways breaks up violently with spring thaw. A rush of brown dark water forges downstream. The color stain shows the presence of decaying plant and soil matter dissolved in the water called organic carbon. When it interacts with bacteria or sunlight, dissolved organic carbon can be converted into […] Read More >

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Impact and the Arctic

Arctic changes have global impacts. This month the United States assumes chairmanship of the Arctic Council, a forum which promotes intergovernmental cooperation in the Arctic region. The U.S. will chair the council from 2015 to 2017. In conjunction a booklet titled Arctic Matters: The Global Connection to Changes in the Arctic has been released. The […] Read More >