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At AAAS Arctic Meeting, Researchers Explore Unprecedented Changes in the Far North

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At AAAS Arctic Meeting, Researchers Explore Unprecedented Changes in the Far North

FAIRBANKS, Alaska—The news came in mid-September that Arctic sea ice had shrunk to its second smallest size on record, but even before that, 2008 had given many Alaskans a troubling sense that things were somehow out-of-kilter. Record summer rainfall caused damaging floods and swamped backyard vegetable gardens. Floods and high gas prices disrupted subsistence hunting and fishing out in the Bush. And schools in Alaska's urban areas reported a surprising surge in students, apparently because families are moving from rural villages


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