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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Fairbanks, AlaskaFairbanks daily news Miner up amp running monday August 31,2015global warming carving changes into Alaska by Seth Borenstein and Dan Joling associated press Anchorage global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska and president Barack Obama is about to see it. Obama leaves today for a three Day visit to the 49th state in which he will speak at a state department climate change conference and become the first president to visit the Alaska Arctic. There and in the sub Arctic part of the state he will see the damage caused by warming a damage that has been evident to scientists for years. More than 3.5 trillion tons of water have melted off of alaskans glaciers since 1959, when Alaska first became a state studies show a enough to fill More than 1 billion olympic sized pools. The crucial coast hugging sea ice that protects villages from storms and makes Hunting easier is dwindling in summer and is now absent each year a month longer than it was in the 1970s, other studies find. The corps of engineers identified 26 villages where erosion linked to sea ice loss threatens the communities very existence. Permafrost is thawing More often As the ground w so As the ground oozes roads pipelines and houses foundations tilt and shift a sometimes enough to cause Homes to be abandoned. In far Northern Barrow the upper part of the ground us 7 degrees w Armer than it w As in the late 1950s and getting closer to the melt Point in the summer data shows. And scientists fear the thawing permafrost will unleash Large amounts of trapped greenhouse gases and Speed up worldwide warming. So far this year More than 5.1 million acres in Alaska a an area the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined a have burned in wildfires. In the first 10 years of statehood. Alaska averaged barely a Quarter million acres of wildfires yearly. The last 10 years have averaged 1.2 million acres. A the state is changing and changing rapidly said fran Ulmer chairwoman of the . Arctic research commission and alaskans former lieutenant governor. And scientists say those things Are happening a at least partly and probably mostly a because of another thing they can measure alaskans temperature. Alaskans yearly average temperature has jumped 3.3 degrees since 1959 and the Winter average has spiked 5 degrees since statehood according to Federal records. Last year was the hottest on record and so far this year Alaska is a full degree warmer than last year. Alaska a is sort of a bellwether said John Walsh chief scientist of the International Arctic research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. A the changes Are definitely happening and we re out in front of the rest of the Brief Frost expected to hit Interior it May he the beginning of the end of the growing season in Interior Alaska. Clearing skies and Cooling temperatures were expected to bring widespread Frost to much of Interior Alaska overnight. Temperatures were expected to drop into the upper 20s overnight in Valle locations cold enough for a hard Frost. The cooler temperatures Are expected to persist through tuesday until a warmer front moves Over the Region. Snow Levels Over the weekend dropped to 1,000 feet with residents in the Hills around Fairbanks waking sunday to a dusting of Snow in some places. National weather sen ice meteorologist Jim Brader said clean Summit parts of Denali Park and Black rapids South of Delta Junction All received Snow. Palmer Man arrested after House fire related to Mutli lab Anchorage a Alaska state troopers say they have arrested a Palmer Man after a House fire related to a methamphetamine lab. Ketuu to reported that troopers arrested the 33-year-old Homeowner Friday. He is being held at Matsu pretrial on several drug charges. Troopers Learned about the fire around noon on Friday. They say emergency responders found a fully functional methamphetamine lab in the House. Troopers wrote in a dispatch that arrangements were made with the drug enforcement administration to remove hazardous waste. They wrote that the fire was in a Small area outside the House and no one was Hurt. Members of the statewide drug enforcement unit Matsu. Western Alaska alcohol get social today s Best bets in Fri in news Miner file photo 5 30-7 Chi society new beginning class at thetis Chi Center 407 first ave. Information 456-8827 or . Noon College rotary club meeting at Raven Landing Community Center 1222 Cowles St. Information 479-2678. 6-7 s Pride of Fairbanks toastmasters. Open to the Public. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Fairbanks resource Agency 805 Airport Way. Information 474-0404. Calendar in print a6 Calendar online to read a full listing of Community Calendar items and to add your own event please go to . Calendar in print a6 r hmm narcotics taskforce special crimes investigation unit Palmer police and the state fire marshalls office joined troopers at the scene. Personal Beacon hastens Rescue of stranded hiker Juneau a a personal locator Beacon that sends out Gas coordinates helped Juneau searchers find a stranded hiker on Friday. Charles Waddell a 23-year-old from Colorado activated his spot Brand Beacon near sunny Cove in Taku Inlet reported the Juneau Empire. Taku Inlet and Taku Glacier Are a few Miles South of Juneau. The Beacon sent his location and an emergency Assis Tance request to a Houston dispatch Center which sent the information to Alaska state troopers at 8 ., according to trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen. Ipsen said troopers directed search efforts by Juneau Mountain Rescue and Southeast Alaska dogs organized for ground search known As seadog. Waddell was found uninsured by 10 10 Jarvis Schultz of Juneau Mountain Rescue said Gas coordinates were relatively accurate and helped searchers find Waddell. Quot the subjects location that was provided by their spot device was relatively accurate a probably within 50 meters in this Case a Schultz told the Juneau Empire by email Friday. A i say relatively accurate because while 50 meters is pretty poor Resolution with today a positioning systems its an enormous help in focusing a potential Rescue he explained. Local searchers say they have encountered a few cases where lost or endangered hikers used a handheld Beacon and Schultz said its a great tool a and not just because it sends Gas coordinates. If cellphones or radios Are not working satellite communication can help Start a search and Rescue Effort before too late he said. But Schultz cautioned that the beacons Are not foolproof because satellites Aren t always Able to pick up signals. Schultz said people in the outdoors should keep other tools with them a with training know ledge and Good decision making skills not being the least of them a from staff and u ire reports uhf journalism department Tell great stories word s a r Snedden chair of journalism 2015-2016 Richard Murphy Jan 421 journalism in perspective seminar style exploration of the ethical financial corporate and International trends tugging at american journalism. 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