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NSF IPY Grant to Help Circumpolar Researchers to Study Indigenous Teen Resilience

1/29/2009 The people of Alakanuk, Alaska know the problems their young people face, but not how those young people manage to live successful lives, as many do. A new IPY grant will allow six universities to examine success stories in communities Arctic-wide. More

"Baby, it's Cold Outside": University of Alaska Posts Stories of How Scientists Bundle Up to Keep Science Marching On

1/23/2009 Rod Boertje once experienced -60 Fahrenheit while observing caribou for the National Park Service. “You put on all the gear you had to sleep, then got into your 40-below bag. There was still no way to keep warm unless you were moving.” More

Antarctic Scientists Inaugurate "Ocean Station Obama"

1/23/2009 As the U.S. research vessel Laurence M. Gould laid anchor off Antarctica, a team of scientists held its own presidential inaugural celebration on Jan. 20. The scientists dubbed their temporary study area "Ocean Station Obama." More

CDC Podcast: Disparities in Arctic Health and How IPY Addresses Them

1/12/2009 In this podcast from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, learn about the health challenges facing people in the Arctic and how research and the IPY address them. A transcript is also provided. More

The View from 3,500 Years (and More) in the Past: Blogging from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Ice-Coring Project

1/6/2009 "Watching the drill going down the hole and then coming up to deliver ice to the core handlers is like a flawlessly executed ballet dance with everyone and every part of the system working in concert." -- Julie Palais, NSF glaciology program officer. More

The International Polar Year, 2007–2008, An Opportunity to Focus on Infectious Diseases in Arctic Regions

1/5/2009 Alan J. Parkinson, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, describes in lay language the thrust of the Arctic Human Health Initiative and how the current polar year provides a unique opportunity to focus on human health. More