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Abel takes controls of Alaska Coast Guard

Dozens gathered on the docks of the U.S. Coast Guard's Station Juneau on Thursday to look on as a new leader was given command over the Alaska district and its approximately 2,700 service members.
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Senate candidates weigh in on Arctic issues new national security cutters, and launch an Arctic port study. I passed bipartisan legislation to better fund Alaska Coast Guard facilities. Working with Sen. Murkowski and Congressman Young, I will continue to fight for revenue sharing...
State | AK legislature
Fukishima radiation won't spawn Godzilla or taint Alaska's seafood

...2013: "Radiation from Japan nuclear plant arrives on Alaska coast." I hold plenty of things against Canada (namely...banana (and who doesn't love bananas?) than off our Alaska coast. As I said, there's no reason to move to Nebraska...
Alaska Science Forum: Fifty years of far-north biology

...chick survival in colonies is zero, said ornithologist Ed Murphy, who studied the birds for years on the western Alaska coast.? The acreage burned in western North America has doubled in the last 40 years, said ecologist Terry Chapin. If current...
Wind, snow forecast for Thanksgiving Day

...blustery all week, but the National Weather Service is predicting Thursday will see Juneau and parts of the Southeast Alaska coast lashed with high winds and blanketed with at least an inch or two of snow.Rick Fritsch, an NWS forecaster in the Juneau...
The ABC's of "rudderless travel," Part II

...that caused the destruction of the Kake villages. So much history lives in each nook and cranny of the Southeastern Alaska coasts.And Yasha Island, droves of sea lions sound off a warning of hidden and uncharted rocks.Ursa hesitates at Chatham...
Judge upholds approval of Shell's Arctic oil spill plans

JUNEAU - Interior Department approval of oil spill response plans for an Arctic drilling program off the Alaska coast did not violate environmental laws and policies, a federal judge has ruled.Monday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Ralph...
Arctic port study highlights Nome, Port Clarence

...trying to be a good partner with local, private and federal entities," Lukshin said.The study area covered the Alaska coast from the mouth of the Kuskokwim River to the Canada border - 3,626 miles of coastline, roughly 1,600 more miles...
Couple finds debris believed to be from tsunami

...contacted NOAA and sent photos of the boat.In June, a NOAA team spent 10 days searching for tsunami debris on the Alaska coast between Ketchikan and Juneau. They found a number of black buoys similar to those found by the Gunyahs.Confirmed...
Shell halts Chukchi Sea drilling

...on Monday was moving its drill ship off a prospect in the Chukchi Sea, a day after drilling began 70 miles off the Alaska coast because sea ice was moving toward the vessel.Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith tells The Associated Press that drilling...


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