Robin Wold is teaching her kindergartners to dream big. “I want them to love learning. I want them to know that school is a fun place to be,” she said. “It is a place where they can be successful.”
Teacher of the Week: Robin Wold
It’s now possible to learn basic Inupiaq online, thanks to a graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Chelsey Qaġġun Zibell is a master’s candidate and adjunct faculty at UAF’s School of Education. As part of a graduate fellowship this summer, she created a free website that teaches users the beginning grammar and vocabulary of the Native Alaskan language.
By Gabe Colombo, KNOM – Nome: Keeping the Inupiaq language alive, through a website
Turning a memory into an arrest — The tool APD uses in rare cases to catch suspects.
Source: Behind the scenes at APD: Turning a memory into an arrest
Most people think of Lake Clark as an exclusive slice of remote Alaska, but a trip to Port Alsworth can cost you thousands of dollars in travel and lodging, flying in from Anchorage.
Post-traumatic growth at Lake Clark
Every year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires most large industrial facilities to report the volume of toxic chemicals they release into the environment.
The EPA takes this data and consolidates it into the Toxic Releases Inventory (TRI), which is then used to set environmental policies in place.
We analyzed this data along with Priceonomics customer Ode, a company that creates environmentally conscious cleaning products. So we got interested in the information buried in these massive, hard-to-understand reports. What are the most commonly released toxins? In which states and cities are the most chemicals emitted? Which industries contribute the most to this pollution?
Summary of findings:
As a state, Alaska produces the most toxins (834 million pounds)
Zinc and lead compounds (common products of the mining industry) are the most common toxins
Metal mining accounts for 1.5 billion pounds of toxins, while chemicals (515 million) ranks second
On a county level, the Northwest Arctic of Alaska leads the list, but multiple Nevada counties round out the top 5
Kotzebue, AK, produces the most toxins as a city (756 million pounds), and Indianapolis (10.9 million) produces the most out of the 100 most populous cities
The Most (And Least) Toxic Places In America