The Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks is working to develop more durable and sustainable housing that can withstand Alaska’s harsh climate. Mixing 21st Century technology with traditional knowledge, the Center’s engineers tackle issues such as building on thawing permafrost, heat retention and adequate ventilation. Climate change presents another problem to solve, and the CCHRC is experimenting with different building techniques in unique environments across Alaska.
- Roughly 70 Alaskans testified against Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget cuts Friday night in Juneau. No one testified in favor of the range of budget cuts the governor proposed.
Governor’s team contrasts 10-year plan and alternatives, but House speaker says message is ill-timedThe plan looks at what the state would spend over the next 10 years if the Legislature adopts all of Dunleavy’s spending proposals -- and if lawmakers and Alaskans amend the state constitution to limit spending.
- "We’re certainly pleased with the settlement," the head of the cruise industry association said. "It’s really an opportunity for all of us in the cruise industry and the community of Juneau to move forward."
- Although the famous blue caverns from several years ago have disappeared, word of a new cave spread over social media this winter and brought crowds to the glacier. But while hiking to the cave is a remarkable experience, it also comes with some risk.