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courtesy NOAA’s Fisheries Science Center

New Effort Shines A Spotlight On Ocean Acidification In Alaska

Climate change may get all the attention, but it has a less-talked-about but no less troubling twin: ocean acidification. A growing chorus of Alaskans, from shellfish growers to fishermen, are fretting about the potential impacts to the state’s waters. Now a new collaboration is aiming to bring ocean acidification into the spotlight — with the hope that better understanding it will better prepare the state to adapt. Historically, oceans are basic — that means not acidic. But about a quarter...
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Laura Kraegel

Annual Ballyhoo Mountain Run

The Annual Ballyhoo Mountain Run took place on Saturday. In beautiful sunny weather, 34 racers conquered the 1,600 ft. summit. This year, Beatriz Dietrick broke the women’s record with a time of 31:35. The previous women’s record holder was Chris Craemer, with a time of 34:52 in 2008. The medalists are: Adult Men
1st place: Jack Olson
2nd place: Evan Hager
3rd place: Andres Ayures Adult Women
1st place: Beatriz Dietrick
2nd place: Kat Phillips
3rd place: Patti...
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