News from AK CASC

Alaska CASC at AGU 2023

By Mike Delue | December 4, 2023
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The American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco will feature posters, talks, innovation sessions, and other science presentations by AK CASC researchers.

Visit the UAF booth to connect with other Alaska researchers and graduate students including those from the AK CASC and our frequent collaborators. To find out more about presentations from other regional CASC visit the guide from the National Climate Adaptation Science Center.

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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…

Upcoming Deadlines for Arctic Workshops

By Molly Tankersley | January 3, 2022

Arctic Rivers Summit March 29-31, 2022, Anchorage, Alaska The Arctic Rivers Summit will be an in-person workshop to discuss the current and potential future states of Alaskan and Yukon rivers and fish and how we…