Monthly Archives: July 2008

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http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/07/22/oldcrow-bags.html?ref=rss
People in the isolated Gwich’in community of Old Crow, Yukon, are using
plastic bags – more precisely, the absence of them – to help make a
stand against oil drilling in Alaska.
  • http://snras.blogspot.com/2008/07/snras-scientists-work-featured-on.html
    SNRAS scientists’ work featured on Science News (SNRAS Information
    Services) Studies by Glenn Juday, Martin Wilmking, and other scientists
    on the interactions of tree growth, forest ecology, and climate change
    in northern regions have been featured in a recent article by Janet
    Raloff in Science News, “Forest Invades Tundra…and the new tenants
    could aggravate global warming.” The article provides useful references
    to…
  • Rural FPs Now Have Online ‘Home’ With AAFP Jul 11, 2008 — The American
    Academy of Family Physicians announces the Rural Online Community
    website which launched July 7, packed with features for rural family
    physicians, as well as for family medicine residents, medical students
    and others interested in rural family medicine. “Profile of a Rural FP:
    David Ray Baines, MD Name: David Ray Baines, MD Clinic: ILIULIUK Family
    & Health Services (a designated frontier extended stay clinic)
    Years a Rural…
  • Guidelines Announced for Bank of America/IMLS American Heritage Preservation
    Program IMLS and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced
    the 2009 guidelines for the American Heritage Preservation Program, a
    new public-private partnership that will fund the preservation of
    endangered and fragile art works, rare books, scientific specimens, and
    historical documents (photographs, maps, deeds, etc.) held in small and
    medium-sized museums, archives, and libraries. Read more…
  • http://newsminer.com/news/2008/jul/12/alaska-restaurant-inspection-reports-available-onl/
    ANCHORAGE — The state has launched a Web site that allows diners to
    check up on their favorite restaurants with the latest health
    inspection reports.
    http://www.dec.state.ak.us/eh/fss/food_inspections.htm
  • State won’t put Yup’ik on ballots Bristol Bay Times – Dillingham,AK,USA … was
    handed down just before a three-judge panel heard arguments on whether
    the state of Alaska and the city of Bethel should be required, by court
    order … >
  • http://sanitationupdates.wordpress.com/2008/07/14/warning-habits-may-be-good-for-you/
    A FEW years ago, a self-described militant liberal named Val Curtis
    decided that it was time to save millions of children from death and
    disease. So Dr. Curtis, an anthropologist then living in the African
    nation of Burkina Faso, contacted some of the largest multinational
    corporations and asked them, in effect, to teach her how to manipulate
    consumer habits worldwide. Dr. Curtis, now the director of the Hygiene
    Center…
  • UW students find fecal coliform on campus keyboards As part of a research
    project, University of Washington students tested keyboards and
    discovered high levels of fecal coliform, the bacteria found in fecal
    matter, in the keyboards at Odegaard Undergraduate Library and the
    computer lab at Mary Gates Hall. (Sat, 7/12) seattletimes.com home
  • http://freegovinfo.info/node/1915
    On this July Fourth, I was pleased to find that the Cornell University
    Law School Legal Information Institute blog, LII Announce, quoted this
    paragraph from the Declaration of Independence, number 4 of the many
    grievances listed by the colonists against the King: He has called
    together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and
    distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole
    purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. And of…
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/health/7495472.stm
    TV chefs are setting a bad example by failing to follow basic hygiene
    standards, public health chiefs say.
  • “Make way for the wood bison. The Fairbanks Daily News Miner reports that the
    state’s Department of Fish and Game has just trucked 53 Canadian bison
    to Alaska in a long effort to restore bison to the Interior. The
    animals will remain in quarantine at a big game farm near Anchorage for
    up to two years before being released. They’ll likely be considered
    endangered; it will take years for the herd to regenerate. Wood bison
    roamed Alaska in large numbers as few as 200 years ago before becoming
    extinct…
  • http://www.resourceshelf.com/2008/03/19/the-1918-1920-influenza-pandemic-escape-community-digital-document-archive/
    >The 1918-1920 Influenza Pandemic Escape Community Digital Document
    Archive Direct to Archive In the summer of 2005, the Center for the
    History of Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School was
    contacted by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and asked to
    conduct research into and write a report on American communities that
    had experienced extremely low rates of influenza…
  • >Obama, the Community Organizer President By YOSSEF BEN-MEIR Jun. 26 5:02 EDT
    Community organizing means different things to different people, but
    its basic intention is to bring people together at the local level to
    talk about the socioeconomic and environmental challenges they face,
    work through their differences, and then implement their own plan of
    action to meet their most critical development goals. Middle East Times
    headlines
  • http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Afrigadget/~3/327758824/
    Keyhole gardens are a technique used to grow vegetables in a dry
    climate. They are actually a special form of raised bed gardens:
    circular waist high raised beds with a path to the center. Walled in by
    stones, there’s a basket made from sticks and straw in the center that
    holds manure and other organic kitchen waste for compost. Since they
    look like a keyhole from above, they are often called keyhole gardens
    and also promoted under this name in…
  • Tougher In Alaska: Wild Waste – Sunday, July 13, 2008 – 02:00-03:00AM Then, he
    teams up with a remote maintenance worker who is the sole plumber,
    electrician and carpenter to nearly a dozen villages in the Yukon
    Kuskokwim Delta, an area the size of Washington State. Finally he’ll
    head to Fairbanks and …
    http://www.history.com/shows.do?action=detail&episodeId=322844
  • http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GovernmentalAlaskana/~3/162162881/new-salmon-database-management-system.html
    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has created a new database that
    should be of interest to some of the readers of this blog: AYK Salmon
    Database Management System- from the website, ” The ADF&G, Division
    of Commercial Fisheries, Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim (AYK) Region has
    created a salmon database management system (DBMS) for public use. The
    goal of this system is to provide managers,…
  • http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/455893.html
    Regulators to measure cruise ship waste in Skagway waters JUNEAU –
    Federal and state environmental regulators are allowing several cruise
    ships to release their wastewater into Skagway waters as part of a
    research project. 7/4/2008 08:11 AM
  • If the total impact were evaluated, would they still want to charge for
    decent bike lockers? That is, wouldn’t encouraging alternative
    transportation save all of us money? mpb

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/07/03/bike-lockers.html?ref=rss
    Cyclists frown at fees for Yukon College bike lockers Some Whitehorse
    residents are giving Yukon College the gears over its new bicycle
    lockers, for which the college is charging $25 a month. Today 11:16 AM
  • http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N20477164.htm
    Garbage dump landslide kills 4 in Guatemala Source: Reuters GUATEMALA
    CITY, June 20 (Reuters) – A landslide at a garbage dump in the
    Guatemalan capital on Friday killed at least four people and injured
    six others who made their living by scavenging for food …
    6/20/2008
  • Board Meetings by Phone: Legal? A Good Idea? June 29, 2008 – Board Cafe With
    gas prices rising and everyone getting busier, more and more board
    members want to participate in board meetings by telephone. The
    advantage: more people participate. The disadvantage: there’s a lot
    lost in human interaction for both the board member and the
    board-as-a-whole when the meetings aren’t face-to-face. Consider this
    policy a member can attend by phone only twice per year, and new board
    members can attend by…
  • Midwest’s postflood risk: toxic basements Buildings can trap pollution-laden silt
    and mold, say scientists who studied New Orleans homes. Read More …
    CSmonitor.com
  • The Island in the Wind by Elizabeth Kolbert Around the same time that Samsø was
    designated Denmark’s renewable-energy island, a group of Swiss
    scientists who were working on similar issues performed a thought
    experiment. The scientists asked themselves what level of energy use
    would be sustainable, not just for an island or a small European nation
    but for the entire world READ THIS STORY SLIDE SHOW: PHOTOGRAPHS OF
    SAMSØ …
  • Aging Deliberately Everett facility honored for program’s bereavement
    services I wrote about my client’s miserable treatment at a local
    hospital’s emergency room recently ­ and was hit by an avalanche of
    mail… (Mon, 6/23)
  • http://www.slate.com/id/2193256/?from=rss
    Do plastic bags really take 500 years to break down in a landfill? The
    Chinese government has announced a ban on plastic bags to curb waste
    and pollution. Shop owners who violate the ban, which went into effect
    this month, will be punished by fines or by confiscation of goods. In a
    2007 “Explainer,” Juliet Lapidos asked how scientists determine
    decomposition rates for plastic bags and other waste objects. The
    original article is reprinted below. [more …]…
  • Conference date: September 9-10, 2008 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Pathways Into Health is a
    grassroots collaboration of more than 200 individuals and organizations
    dedicated to improving the health, health care and health care
    education of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN).- the shortage
    of AI/AN healthcare professionals. The purpose of this conference is to
    bring together a diverse group of individuals to contribute to the
    development of appropriate and effective educational methodologies for
    primarily…
  • Liz Taylor on why long-term care insurance is important Seattle Times –
    United States “Aging Deliberately” columnist Liz Taylor talks about why
    it’s important to have a long-term-care insurance policy. Liz Taylor
    and Ken Story will present …
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2004476377_liztaylor16.html

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