Tag Archives: Rick Thoman

New UAF climate report highlights rapidly changing Alaska ecosystems

Alaska has been breaking so many climate records over the last five years, it suggests we’ve crossed a threshold into increasingly rapid ecosystem changes. That’s according to a new report by Rick Thoman and John Walsh, scientists at the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. “When you cross these thresholds, some of which we don’t know …

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City of Kodiak issues voluntary water-use restriction notice

The city of Kodiak issued a request for residents to reduce water usage on a voluntary basis on Monday. According to a press release, the request comes because the “potential for a water supply shortage continues to increase.” The Monashka Reservoir, the city’s primary water source, has dropped 4 feet from full levels, according to Public Works Director Craig Walton. …

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