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Touchstone: Seabird Deaths and Avian Cholera

Common murres

This Friday on Touchstone (December 13, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about our region’s recent seabird deaths and the disease – avian cholera – to which these deaths have now been linked. Avian cholera is a fairly common infection for waterfowl; it’s responsible for tens of thousands of bird deaths annually. What is uncommon, however,…

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TouchStone: Diseased Seals

Spotted seal

This Friday on TouchStone (April 12, 2013 at 10 am) we’re talking about diseased seals. We’ll be joined by two special guests – UAF Marine Advisory Program’s Gay Sheffield and the North Slope Dept. of Wildlife Management’s Dr. Raphaela Stimmelmayr. Tune in to hear the latest on the Unexpected Mortality Event. Start the conversation now.…

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TouchStone: Snowmachine Travel Safety and Preparedness

This Friday on TouchStone (April 5, 2013 at 10 am), we’re talking about snowmachine trip safety and preparedness. How do you prepare for safe snowmachine travel between villages? What emergency gear do you bring with you? Do you have tips for staying safe? How do you discern the safety of the weather conditions before heading out…

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Touchstone: Sustainable Local Energy

Light Bulb

This Friday on Touchstone (February 1, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about sustainable local energy and exploring alternative energy projects underway in our region. Tell us what you think: How does the high cost of energy affect you? What opportunities do you see to save energy in your home or work place? What alternative energy…

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Touchstone: Sustainable Local Energy

This Friday on Touchstone (June 22, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about sustainable local energy and alternative energy resources. Do you know of any untapped or under-utilized energy resources in your community? Is there a chance that that energy could be harnessed and used to support your community? Hear this week’s Touchstone promo:   JOIN…

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