LIGHTNING STRIKES PLANE CARRYING INTERIOR ALASKA STUDENTS News Miner (04-12-15) - Lightning struck an Alaska Airlines plane carrying a contingent of Interior high school student’s home from a conference in Southeast Alaska on Sunday. The lightning strike did not affect the flight plan of the plane, a Boeing 737-400, and the plane was able to complete its flight from Sitka to Juneau. The plane was carrying about 140 passengers, many of whom were making the first leg of their trip home from the Alaska Association of Student Governments Conference at Mount Edgecumbe High School. The conference brings together high school students involved in their schools’ governments to talk policy, engagement and governance each spring.
Fiona Caroline Juleen came into this world April 4th at 3:01pm. She weighed 7lbs. 14oz. and was 20 ¼ inches long. Her parents are Mike Juleen and Ellen Sneve.
“Tsunami” by Marjorie Scholl ALASKAN EXHIBIT TRAVELS TO HAWAII
The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive was recently mentioned in an article about an art exhibition they coordinated. Communities, Disaster and Change is a traveling exhibition coordinated by the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive. Framed by the 50-year anniversary of the devastating Good Friday earthquake that struck Alaska on March 27, 1964, the exhibit showcases the art of 2 artists from around Alaska. Each artist has one piece, although some works contain multiple elements, such as diptychs and sculptural arrangements that address the theme of natural disasters’ effects on their communities.
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Permafrost in the circumpolar north will likely continue to thaw and release carbon dioxide and methane, but at a gradual rate instead of as a "carbon bomb," said a study published recently in the journal Nature.
A new booklet from the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council wants to change that. Synthesizing much past academy work on the Arctic region, the booklet -- being released just before the United States assumes the chairmanship of the eight-nation Arctic Council later this month -- blazons this message: “What Happens in the Arctic Doesn’t Stay in the Arctic.”