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AK CASC to continue as University of Alaska-USGS partnership

By Mike Delue | September 25, 2023

The new Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center hosting agreement will bring with it 11.4 million dollars in funding and continue a 14-year long collaboration between the University of Alaska (UA) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The center, part of a national network, will continue to provide regionally relevant climate science to support climate change adaptation by connecting government agencies, researchers, and local decision-makers over the course of the 5-year agreement ending in 2028. The centers, stood up first in Alaska and now spanning the nation, address a growing demand for researchers skilled in serving the adaptation science needs…

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Assessing Risk to Alaska National Parks

Air temperatures are rising above freezing across Alaska’s national parks decades earlier than expected. This accelerates soil subsidence, increases landslide frequency, and threatens the activities and infrastructure of Alaska’s parks.