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University budget cuts may affect Alaska climate researchers


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A climate researcher at the University of Alaska Southeast says the state's leadership role in climate science could be threatened by budget cuts.

Professor of environmental science Eran Hood says a lot of faculty could leave and take their expertise with them.

Hood says they could also take tens of millions of federal dollars for climate change research with them.

Alaska's Energy Desk reports that Gov. Mike Dunleavy last month vetoed $130 million of state funding to the university.

In all, 41% of the university's state funding is in doubt.

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