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EXCHANGE HOMES ON PERMAFROST
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A lot of houses in Fairbanks are built on permafrost, and there are techniques for building on that kind of ground that have been used for decades. But depending on the type of permafrost, there are unknowns about what will happen — even to those houses that have been built using best practices — as the permafrost thaws due to climate change. For one homeowner, that concern is front and center as he builds a house on what he calls some of the worst ground in Fairbanks. By Ravenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk.
EXCHANGE KITOI BAY HATCHERY
KODIAK, Alaska — “It’s: egg-take, eat, sleep, repeat,” said Mike Wachter. It was mid-September and the crew at Kitoi Bay Hatchery on Afognak Island was entering its final few weeks of the pink salmon egg-take. Wachter is the manager of the hatchery and was giving the Kodiak Daily Mirror a tour of the area. Walking among the buildings at the hatchery campus at around 10:00 a.m., hundreds of seagulls provided a deafening chorus. Bears wandered out of the woods down to the beach, plucked humpies from the water, and retreated. By Alistair Gardiner, Kodiak Daily Mirror.