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Comments sought on possible Arctic lease sale

...developing the "massive" oil and gas resources in the Arctic Ocean and keeping oil flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline...climate and lack of scientific information about the Arctic Ocean."The Beaufort and Chukchi Seas are central to life...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-27/comments-sought-possible-arctic-lease-s
State
Live cam shows Arctic snowy owl, chicks

...nesting site where as many as six chicks are beginning to emerge from a burrow near Barrow, Alaska, on the coast of the Arctic Ocean.Researcher Denver Holt of the Owl Research Institute in Charlo, Montana, is in the 23rd year of a longterm study...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/live-cam-shows-arctic-snowy-owl-chic
Outdoors
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to use drones for mapping

...Beth Becerra said Friday that the campus mapping project is tangentally related to the FAA research.The FAA bans commercial use of drones, with the lone exception of flights off the Alaskan coast over the Arctic Ocean by Conoco Philips.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-08/texas-am-corpus-christi-use-drones-mapp
State
FAA OKs another use for commercial drone flights

...Inc. of Bingen, Washington, for flights over the Arctic Ocean to scout icebergs, count whales and monitor drilling...been limited flights that have been approved over the Arctic Ocean and now Alaska.Congress directed the FAA to provide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-11/faa-oks-another-use-commercial-drone-fl
State
Alaska Science Forum: Meet 'Nanuq', the mini t-rex of the Arctic

...the paleontological richness of a quiet, rocky bluff above the Colville River where it turns north and runs for the Arctic Ocean."It is absolutely mind-boggling to me that out of the same hole in the ground we got two new animals," he said...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-14/alaska-science-forum
Outdoors
Begich: 'Just too close for comfort'

...and resources available at the top of the planet. The result has been an increased interest in and evaluation of the Arctic Ocean from the Pentagon, Begich said. Earlier this month, the U.S. State Department announced it will create an Arctic...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-03/begich-just-too-close-comfort
Local | AK legislature
Climate assessment warns of dire effects in Alaska

...when satellite records began in 1979. Less ice means dark water absorbs more heat, leading to more warming. An open Arctic Ocean makes the region more accessible for marine traffic and oil drilling but increases risks of spills and eliminates habitat...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-07/climate-assessment-warns-dire-effects-a
State
My Turn: Lesson of Exxon Valdez: Don't trust oil industry safety assurances

...spill in history.And with the rush to drill in the Arctic Ocean, we hear the same old empty promises. In 2012, Shell's...coastal or marine area, such as Bristol Bay or the Arctic Ocean, we should not expose it to the risk of oil development...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-25/my-turn-lesson-exxon-valdez-dont-trus
Opinion
Senate candidates weigh in on Arctic issues

...between Arctic nations."With President Bush, we established a policy to make sure America is ready for an accessible Arctic Ocean. But with President Obama, we have fallen behind. While other nations establish deep-water ports, build icebreakers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-23/senate-candidates-weigh-arctic-issues
State | AK legislature
Between strait and sea: Ottawa's Northwest Passage dilemma with implications for Alaska

...China, as the world's largest consumer and importer of energy resources, is arguing that under the UNCLOS the Arctic Ocean is a shipping commons in spite of its vast geographical distance from members of the Arctic Council (U.S., Canada...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-01/between-strait-and-sea-ottawas-northw
Opinion

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