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Examining records of large storms during the last 10,000 years could improve scientists’ understanding of how a changing climate affects large storm activity now and in the future. To start developing that record, researchers like UAF’s Chris Maio are searching in underwater features that have trapped sediments over thousands of years.

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Chris Arp (yellow and black) and Ben Jones (gray vest) drill into the ice of a shallow lake on Alaska's North Slope.

New research conducted by scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Wyoming and other institutes shows that permafrost below shallow Arctic lakes is thawing as a result of changing winter climate.

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Research to map risk of invasive elodea in Alaska

Bodies of water throughout Alaska are at risk for being inhabited by elodea, an invasive waterweed that can interfere with salmon spawning and deplete lake nutrients. New research aims to inform resource managers about the costs and benefits of managing elodea, and prioritize areas most at risk for invasion.

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Alaska entrepreneurs can compete for an opportunity to sell their products on “American Dreams,” a Home Shopping Network television show. The deadline to apply is July 11. Kathryn Dodge, the economic development specialist for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, said business panels in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau will review applications and invite businesses to make five-minute presentations July 27-29 in those communities.

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