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During a simulation, Glenn Burleigh practices piloting a tanker with a damaged rudder. (Photo by Zoë Sobel/KUCB)

Charting new courses: student mariners prepare to navigate a warmer Arctic

By | Alaska's Energy Desk, Arctic, Climate Change, Featured News, Oceans, Science & Tech, Transportation | No Comments
As temperatures rise, Arctic ice is retreating, making trips through the Northwest passage – from Alaska to Maine – a new summer reality. But until now, mariners navigating Arctic ice have had limited formal training. A professor at Maine Maritime Academy is working to change that.
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The new Chert app consolidates characters from all 20 Alaska Native languages on an iPhone keyboard. (Image: Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)

Kotzebue brothers make first app for all 20 Alaska Native languages

By | Alaska Native Arts & Culture, Arts & Culture, Business, Featured News, Science & Tech | No Comments
For the first time ever, you can find all the characters for the 20 recognized Alaska Native languages in one place: a keyboard, downloaded right onto your iPhone. An app called Chert pulls in all the characters you need to spell out words in Yupik, Iñupiaq, Tlingit and more.
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