Sophia Carlisle

Sophia Carlisle

Sophia Carlisle was a writer based in the Western United States.

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New study provides snapshot of increase in maternal deaths in Alaska

By: - February 16, 2023

A new study shows that twice as many pregnant or recently pregnant women died in 2021 as compared to recent years. The new data gives a more detailed view of maternal mortality at a time when Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed increasing Medicaid coverage for new mothers. The Alaska Maternal Child Death Review, which produced […]

Local retailers advocate in Capitol for food security in Alaska

By: - February 13, 2023

Local food sellers in Anchorage and Fairbanks encouraged the Legislature on Monday to work toward greater food security in Alaska. This was in an effort to promote more local food production and consumption across the state.  The two advocates for regional food production said that Alaskans can promote greater independence in their food systems by […]

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School program for ‘Ocean Guardians’ seeks to expand in Alaska

By: - January 30, 2023

Alaska’s coastlines are home to iconic Alaska wildlife, but they’re also besieged by litter and pollution. There’s an effort underway to combat this by teaching students about marine conservation. Scientists and teachers say it’s having success and would like to see it expand.  In the Ocean Guardian School Program, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration partners […]