Monday - September 28, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alaska Newsletter for Sunday August 02, 2020 ( 6 items )  

AFSCME: Voters in Seven Key States Express Strong Support for $1 Trillion in State and Local Aid
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees - AFL-CIO) issued the following news release on July 28: Seven new surveys conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) of voters in Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Montana and North Carolina shows strong bipartisan support for $1 trillion in aid to states, cities, towns and school districts in the next coronavirus relief package. In each state, no fewer than seven in 10 voters support the federa  more

Alaska Sea Grant Debuts Farm-To-Bable Mariculture Directory for Alaska
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, July 29 -- Alaska Sea Grant issued the following news release: Alaskans who love fresh Alaska seafood will be happy to hear that Alaska Sea Grant has begun development of an online directory of farms and retailers that sell Alaska-grown shellfish and seaweed, locally or through mail order. With Alaska restaurants shuttered or offering limited service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are cooking more meals at home. This shift of attention has bolstered the idea of acquiri  more

Alaska Sea Grant Recruiting for Program Administrator and Communication Lead
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, July 31 -- Alaska Sea Grant issued the following news release: Alaska Sea Grant, part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is accepting applications for two full-time professional positions essential to the success of our work serving Alaskans through the conservation and sustainable use of Alaska's coastal, watershed and marine resources. The Program Administrator will oversee development, management, analysis, reporting and administration of the Alaska Sea Grant program,  more

Alaska Sea Grant: Helping a Western Alaska Fishing Community Cope With an Influx During the Pandemic
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, July 28 -- Alaska Sea Grant issued the following news release: Each summer, around 13,000 workers from outside Alaska travel to the Bristol Bay region to participate in the world's most valuable wild salmon fishery. How the fishery, community, and region prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic is the topic of a new project. The sparsely populated western coast of Alaska is accessible only by air or boat, and medical services are limited. These factors present a particu  more

Ginny Eckert Named Director of Alaska Sea Grant
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Aug. 1 -- Alaska Sea Grant issued the following news release: Dr. Ginny Eckert was appointed director of the Alaska Sea Grant Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks earlier this month. The announcement came from UAF Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Anupma Prakash, whose office now oversees the program. Based in Juneau, Eckert served in the roles of acting and interim director since summer 2019, and before that was Alaska Sea Grant's associate director for research  more

Paleoceanography & Paleoclimatology Journal Issues Research Articles in July 2020 Edition
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, a journal from the American Geophysical Union that says it features Earth's past climate and environments from the Precambrian to modern analogs, published research articles, including the following topics, in its July 2020 edition: Research Articles: * A Late Miocene to Late Pleistocene Reconstruction of Precipitation Isotopes and Climate From Hydrated Volcanic Glass Shards and Biomarkers in Central Alaska and Yukon * Reconstruct  more