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Update News: April 28th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Republican candidates for U.S. Senate seat answer questions at forum; Bering Sea alliance hosting conference in Gambell on Arctic infrastructure this week; Fairbanks citizen groups suing state and EPA over Clean Air Act Violations; Nenana Ice Classic announces river breakup occurred Friday at 3:48 AST; Ice conditions in Y-K Region precarious say…

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Update News: April 24th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Negotiators in AK House and Senate reach deal on education bill; A Kotzebue man faces felony charges after AST says he killed four sled dogs; Extensive report finds oil spill response capacity in Arctic is severely inadequate; Gov’t Accountability Office doesn’t anticipate a boom in Arctic shipping; NOAA fisheries investigating whether human  activity…

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Update News: March 10th, 2014

In Monday’s News: Senate to hear controversial AK constitutional amendment that would allow public funds to pay for private and religious schooling; HB77 has been brought back up in the house with permitting provisions adjusted; With mushers just hours from reaching Nome, a housing crunch means some race finishers don’t have a place to stay;…

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Update News: December 3rd, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Federal responders still don’t know what caused Friday’s plane crash near St. Mary’s; Questions remain about hundreds of dead birds that washed ashore St. Lawrence Island last month; The community in Nome celebrated Kaatiluta Saturday to mark the end of Heritage month. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-03-knom-update-news.mp3

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A cleaner community

For the third year in a row, KNOM was proud to participate in a special recycling event in Nome last month: an annual collection of e-waste (discarded electronics, such as old or broken computers, spent batteries, and the like). Because of environmental concerns, e-waste cannot simply be thrown out; electronics tend to contain specific chemicals…

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Sounding Board: Trash

Researchers are finding more and more garbage on the Arctic Sea floor. How do we stop this from happening? What are the best ways to dispose of garbage – to keep our environment, and ourselves, healthy? This Thursday on Sounding Board (January 31, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about trash. How do you dispose of trash? Does your…

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Sounding Board: Climate Change

Where is the snow? That’s what many communities are asking throughout Western Alaska. This Thursday on Sounding Board (December 13, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about climate change. What changes have you noticed in the weather this year? How has this impacted your work or your lifestyle? Why do you think these environmental changes are…

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Profile: What Caused Mammoths to Go Extinct?

Wooly mammoths once roamed across Europe, Northern Asia, across the Bering Strait and throughout Alaska and Canada. But they mostly disappeared from North America around ten thousand years ago—and around four thousand years ago, they had vanished entirely. But why?

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Update News: Monday, June 11, 2012

In Monday’s news: NovaGold signs Rock Creek purchase and sale agreement to BSNC; Oil spill near Kodiak near important subsistence salmon habitat; Gov. Parnell has until December to appoint native language council members (hear more in Monday’s Profile); Eagle River hiker mauled by grizzly; North Pole to host 2012 world mushing and skijoring championships.

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Update News: Friday, May 25, 2012

In Friday’s news: Former GCI employee accused of misusing customer information; Two prosecutors in Stevens case suspended; Emmonak Women’s Shelter still struggling with funding; Murkowski’s “Frankenfish” amendment fails in senate; Finnish man dies on Mt. McKinley, second fatality; EPA takes public comment on draft watershed assessment for Bristol Bay.

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