Women of childbearing age can submit a lock of hair to their local healthcare provider, who will send it in for mercury testing through ANTHC and the State of Alaska. Results are returned to the individual with personalized recommended guidelines.
NOAA’s annual Arctic Report Card covers subjects from temperatures and vegetation changes to ocean productivity. For example, between 1985 and 2015 the percentage of more durable multiyear ice has steadily declined.
The Arctic Youth Ambassadors Program. brings together youth from across Alaska to serve as ambassadors for their communities and country in building awareness at home and abroad about life in the Arctic.