Alaska

Alaskan Residents Receive Radon Testing and Mitigation Education Through Workshops

University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service agents offered more than 20 workshops in seven communities that addressed radon prevention, testing and mitigation, and kits were made available statewide for radon testing. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Harnessing the Anti-Inflammatory Potency of Berries

Cereon Biotechnology, a company in Fairbanks, Alaska, identified the increased potency of Alaska wild berries to block the biochemical pathway beyond passive antioxidants, blunting damage to neuronal cells and potentially reducing the economic burden of age-related cognitive decline, estimated at about $200 billion per year in the United States. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.

Delivering the Goods in Fairbanks

The Fairbanks Native Association Elders & Youth Community Garden Enterprise distributes hard-to-get foods to over 500 elders and low-income people in the area. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.

Benefits of Green Spaces in Rural and Urban America

NIFA-funded scientists collaborating with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and USDA’s Forest Service, have used surveys, interviews, and focus groups to assess the benefits of parks and recreation. This research is providing the evidence and awareness needed for communities to provide more green spaces, for more doctors to include outdoor recreation in prescriptions, for policymakers to require outdoor recreation at school, and for land managers to plan for outdoor recreation.

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