Bear Guards Mitigate Risk of Working in Polar Bear Country

For years now, Barrow-based CPS partner UMIAQ has provided scientists with dedicated bear guards. Most of these native, North Slope Alaskans were born and raised in Barrow, and their familiarity with the climate, the landscape, and, yes, the bears makes them ideal counterparts for researchers.

Heavy Metal-Loving Microbes (2)

Unless you’re someone like biologist David Lipson, a handful of the dark and often wet soil in Barrow, Alaska may not look very exciting. But if you know what Lipson knows, you understand something else: the dirt is rocking, millions of microbes dancing to the tune of a heavy metal.

CPS Wins Third Arctic Support Nod

CH2M HILL Polar Services (CPS) is quite pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a contract to CH2M HILL Constructors, Inc., of Englewood, Colorado on 28 September 2011 to provide research support and logistics services for NSF-sponsored research in the Arctic.