News from AK CASC

Position Opening: Science Communicator

By Mike Delue | September 8, 2023
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Help the AK CASC share compelling stories about climate change science and adaptation across the state! This position will serve as a point of contact for media inquiries, contribute to graphic design, strategic communication, and…

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Position Openings: AK CASC Postdoc & NAFWS Graduate Intern

By Molly Tankersley | April 6, 2022

AK CASC Postdoctoral Fellowship The AK CASC invites applications for a research position focusing on the roles of climate variability and change in forest ecosystem responses in Alaska. Existing downscaled historical climate and future climate projections will…

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AK CASC scientist Jeremy Littell contributes to new UNEP report highlighting the rising risk of wildfire

By Molly Tankersley | February 24, 2022

Climate change and land-use change are increasing the frequency and intensity of wildfires around the world at an alarming rate. In a new report, Spreading like Wildfire: The Rising Threat of Extraordinary Landscape Fires, by…

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New bill would permanently authorize the CASC network at USGS

By Molly Tankersley | February 16, 2022

A bill introduced last week by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) would formally authorize the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs). The Climate…

Drone project brings together Coast Guard, researchers, village leadership, and private partners in Fairbanks and Anchorage

By Mike Delue | January 10, 2022

A bird’s-eye-view of the land would be incredibly useful to the coastal community of Unalakleet in remote western Alaska. The view from above could map landscape changes, assist in responding to emergency scenarios, and support…