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Fire crews battling 2 large tundra wildfires

...two large wildfires burning on mostly treeless tundra in the southwest part of the state.Weekend rain...hub town of Bethel.Alaska gets fewer fires in tundra than in forests, and tundra fires tend to be smaller, but they are not unheard...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-08/fire-crews-battling-2-large-tundra-w
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Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity

...researches and projects forest ecology, said Alaska's forests and tundra have evolved to burn with high intensity. Issues arise, Rupp...several years.This season, nearly 500 fires have blackened tundra and forest lands. Close to half are still blazing."This...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-24/wildfires-blister-alaska-with-increa
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[Update] Rehabilitation to start on Card Street fire

...currently working the fire are focused on protecting structures, he said. Right now, the fire is burning up black spruce trees, tundra and marshy areas, but is a direct threat to at least 200 structures, Alexandrou said. The fire laid down some overnight...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-16/update-card-street-fire-crews-reach-
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Card Street Fire advances during second day of blaze

...closer to the $200,000 range per day at least, Alexandrou said. Right now, the fire is burning up black spruce trees, tundra and marshy areas, but is a direct threat to an estimated 200 structures, Alexandrou said. Crews are mainly focused on protecting...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-16/card-street-fire-advances-through-ou
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What's Happening

Best Bets ? "Moose: The Movie," a live-action, comedy/suspense, feature-length film written by Tundra Comic Strip duo Chad and Darin Carpenter, is playing Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Triumvirate Theatre, 42175 Kenai Spur Highway...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-05-06/whats-happening-for-ma
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Climate change speakers stress need for subsistance hunting adaptability

...effects which he said Native communities are experiencing throughout Alaska. These included shifting tree patterns, land in tundra regions collapsing from permafrost thaw, stronger storm waves due to a loss of sea ice, caribou migrations blocked by lack...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-10/climate-change-speakers-stress-need-
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Native American studio releases Inupiat game

...villages. You can also play as an Inupiaq girl named Nuna and her arctic fox sidekick traversing an endless blizzard on the tundras of Alaska, escaping hungry polar bears, navigating treacherous ice floes and exploring the traditional folklore and stories...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-23/native-american-studio-releases-inup
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Reeling it in: Plenty to enjoy in Alaska-grown film

...this week when Chad Carpenter, author of the comic strip "Tundra," brought his latest project, "Moose: The Movie," to...an equally dedicated distributor, has managed to get his "Tundra" comic strip into more than 600 newspapers world-wide, and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-05-13/reeling-it-in-plenty-t
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New wildlife refuge visitor center opens

...called "From Icefields to Oceans," which depicts the variety of habitats found on the Kenai Peninsula, including wetlands, tundra, and streams. Refuge staff co-designed the exhibit with contracted artists from Split Rock Studios, based in Minnesota...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-02/new-wildlife-refuge-visitor-center-o
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Voices of Alaska: Gwich'in vs. climate change

...migration for the Porcupine caribou herd. The forage habitat of caribou is shrinking with increased forest fires and a shifting tundra. As temperatures warm, the loss of permafrost increases and with it an increase in the loss of caribou habitat. As climate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-12/voices-of-alaska-gwichin-vs-clima
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