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Plan addresses workforce needs of Alaska's maritime industry

...Alaska is a maritime state.We have more miles of coastline than all other U.S. coastal states combined. Alaska's Arctic coast makes the U.S. an Arctic nation. We share international maritime borders with Russia and Canada. Our location in...
Between strait and sea: Ottawa's Northwest Passage dilemma with implications for Alaska

...its cap. In 2010, Nordic Bulk had become the first non Russian company to sail the Northern Sea Route spanning the Arctic coast of Russia when it shipped iron ore from a port in Norway to China. By traversing the Northwest Passage rather than steam...
Oil drilling on nation's Arctic coast put on ice

AMSTERDAM - Oil companies' rush to find reserves off Alaska's Arctic shores suffered a setback on Thursday after Shell said it would suspend its operations in the region - and possibly withdraw for good.
Sea ice decline and permafrost thaw create goose habitat in Arctic Alaska

...high quality habitats for black brant geese along the Arctic coast of Alaska, according to scientists with the U.S...the population size of molting black brant along the Arctic Coast. The authors of the study also conclude that continued...
Ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty

...number of ships that have begun to use the Northern Sea Route, a sea line of communication running along the Russian Arctic coast from Murmansk on the Barents Sea to the Bering Strait in the Russian Far East. As Arctic sea lanes have become navigable...
Author pens book on Alaska - then and now

...covers much of Joe Bernard's adventures: gold mining with Peter Bernard in Nome, and sailing and trading on the arctic coast in his ship, The Teddy Bear. Bernard got a copy of Joe Bernard's journals, all 1,000 pages, from the historian...
Myers: UAF's research is focused on future

...with longer open water seasons.A related issue is permafrost, which Myers described as "the glue that holds the Arctic coast together." He said that as temperatures warm and permafrost is lost, "the coast erodes much more quickly."The...
Book chronicles man's treks in Alaska wilderness

...make the journey in 1951. Griffith also made several remarkable trips in Alaska, including walking the length of the Arctic coast from Unalakleet to Hudson Bay in several epic journeys that between 1985 and 2000.After reading Griffith's diaries...
Arctic drilling creeps forward now, and in 5 years make sure no oil ever hits the water.Environmental groups say the lack of infrastructure on sparsely populated Arctic coast would make cleanup a nightmare."Where are we going to house all these people?" Harris said. "How are we going...
Alaskans want Arctic drilling suspension lifted

...port and other infrastructure that could be useful for cleanup of a major spill. The nearest Coast Guard base is more than 1,000 miles away in Kodiak and spill cleanup could be slowed by notorious Arctic coast weather, ice and darkness.


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