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  • A person's hands hold three roughly square tiles of mottled ceramics.

    Grains of Alaska made into art

    October 07, 2022

    Kelsey Aho works as a mapmaker for the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska. She is also an artist who collects earthen materials on her travels around the state.
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  • Scientists on the MOSAiC expedition work among Arctic melt ponds in 2020

    Study: Glass microspheres won't save Arctic sea ice

    October 05, 2022

    A proposal to cover Arctic sea ice with layers of tiny hollow glass spheres about the thickness of one human hair would actually accelerate sea-ice loss and warm the climate rather than creating thick ice and lowering the temperature as proponents claim.
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At 120 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the Fairbanks campus is well situated for northern research. UAF research in arctic biology, engineering, geophysics, supercomputing, and Alaska Native studies is renowned worldwide.

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