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Alaska Science Forum: Creepy crawlies of the north aren't from around here

...native earthworm exists in the Yukon, Bowser said, and cold-hardy earthworms live in Siberia all the way north to the Arctic Ocean."It would not be a surprise to find relic Beringian worms in the Interior," Bowser said. "We just haven't found...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/alaska-science-forum-creepy-crawlies
Outdoors
Review of Shell's Arctic drilling plan begins

...it affirmed corrections to an environmental analysis of a 2008 Arctic Ocean petroleum lease sale that brought in $2.7 billion for the...development was likely to be far more widespread in petroleum-rich Arctic Ocean underwater deposits.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-12/review-shells-arctic-drilling-plan-begi
State
Empire Editorial: Boring trumps bold in the pursit of long-term change

...of the Pacific Ocean, being carried aboard a ship bound for Washington state. The rig is ultimately headed to the Arctic Ocean for exploratory oil drilling this summer.Greenpeace spread the word about the activists' achievement, using a well-honed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-08/empire-editorial-boring-trumps-bold-p
Opinion
Shell gets OK for Arctic drilling

...affirmed corrections to an environmental analysis of a 2008 Arctic Ocean petroleum lease sale that brought in $2.7 billion...fossil fuel in the ground to meet climate goals."The Arctic Ocean is a prime example of a place where it makes sense to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-01/shell-gets-ok-arctic-drilling
State | AK legislature
Greenpeace boards Arctic offshore drill rig in Pacific

...season in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast if it can obtain all necessary permits.Shell last drilled in Arctic Ocean waters in 2012.Using two vessels, the company drilled pilot holes and performed other preliminary work in both the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-07/greenpeace-boards-arctic-offshore-drill
State
Empire Editorial: Advance, but cautiously, in Arctic drilling

...rigs to Alaska in preparation. By all accounts, this summer will mark a return to offshore oil exploration in the Arctic Ocean.Alaskans should be cheered by the news.Drilling in the Arctic has long been seen as a dangerous joke to environmentalists...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-03/empire-editorial-advance-cautiously-a
Opinion
Animal Planet lives wild with its new programming slate

...world's finest vodka.? "Last North." Polar adventurers Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out to traverse the Arctic Ocean from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole with just their hand-drawn sleds and the gear they bring...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-31/animal-planet-lives-wild-its-new-progra
State
Infographic: Update: 29th Legislature Scoreboard

...a simple majority of the full membership of each house.HCR 3: The state should do its utmost to open ANWR and the Arctic Ocean to oil drilling.SCR 5: Suspends rules to allow HUR 13 to advance.A simple resolution is given to one house only...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/infographic-update-29th-legislature-sco
State | AK legislature
Juneau photographer Ben Huff opens show at Museum of the North

...Bay oil fields. It starts in Livengood, about 80 miles north of Fairbanks, and runs 414 miles to Deadhorse near the Arctic Ocean. Only a quarter of the road has a hardtop. The other 75 percent is gravel. Huff and his wife, Deanna, first drove...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-18-8
Art
Alaska Science Forum: Catching a lake as it became land

...their traverse last year, Jones and Arp found that snow tended to be deeper on top of lakes that were closer to the Arctic Ocean than the Brooks Range. Ice beneath that snow tended to be thinner. That contrasted with other years, when the farther-north...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/alaska-science-forum-catching-lake-i
Outdoors

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