Alaska and Hawaii

"Warming Climate Expected To Squeeze Out Arctic Bird Habitat"

"Many species of shorebirds that migrate to the Arctic each year to breed their young will lose substantial amounts of their summer habitat to climate change, and the biggest losses in the coming decades will be in Alaska and neighboring parts of Russia, new research concludes."

Source: Alaska Dispatch News, 08/08/2016

In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

"There was a time when Sandra Gologergen's freezer never ran out. Packed with traditional Inuit foods like whale, walrus, seal and fish, her freezer has been an essential lifeline, ensuring her husband, three kids and grandson make it through the long harsh winters of Savoonga, Alaska. 'Then that changed,' she says."

Source: NPR, 07/28/2016
June 19, 2016 to June 24, 2016

13th International Coral Reef Symposium

The 2016 ICRS theme is "Bridging Science to Policy." The event in Honolulu will bring together ~2,500 coral reef scientists, policy makers and managers from 70 different nations in a forum to present the latest research findings, case histories and management activities, and to discuss the application of scientific knowledge to achieving coral reef sustainability.

 

"On Kodiak Island, Flywheels Are In And Diesel Is 99.8% Out"

"Darron Scott, CEO of the Kodiak Electric Association, unlocked the door to a small building on a gravel road along Chiniak Bay and pointed to two innocuous metal boxes tucked into a corner beyond a bank of computers. 'Those are the flywheels,' Scott said, turning on a computer screen to follow the ebb and flow of the system's electrical output."

Source: EnergyWire, 06/13/2016

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