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Alaska Science Forum: The mammoth mystery of St. Paul Island

...ice age. Back then, St. Paul was shorefront property on the Bering Land Bridge, which extended northward to the Arctic Ocean. As ice sheets melted and sea level rose, St. Paul became one of the most remote islands in the world. Island living...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-03/alaska-science-forum-mammoth-mystery
Outdoors
35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

...of the Bering Strait.In recent years, sea ice has receded north beyond shallow continental shelf waters and into Arctic Ocean water, where depths exceed two miles and walrus cannot dive to the bottom.Walrus in large numbers were first spotted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/35000-walrus-come-ashore-northwest-alas
State
My Turn: Begich hasn't lived up to Uncle Ted's legacy

...Cronkite's 1972 newscast, the nostalgic images are sullied with a lie: (Mark) "...forced Washington to open up the Arctic Ocean to oil drilling." No, he didn't. The leases were sold before he was elected, and nobody has been allowed to drill...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-15/my-turn-begich-hasnt-lived-uncle-teds
Opinion
Ernest Leffingwell, scientist with a fan club

...hundred years ago, a group of men sailed to the northern coast of Alaska to find a land mass rumored to protrude from the Arctic Ocean. They did not find the land. After wintering in the north, everyone hurried back to warmer places. Except for Ernest...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-05/ernest-leffingwell-scientist-fan-clu
Outdoors
Photo: Breaking the ice

...terminal on Thursday. The Healy is hosting a free open house for the public Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Healy is returning to its Seattle base after completing 123 days of operations in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea and Arctic Ocean.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-05/photo-breaking-ice
Local
Come tour the ice breaker Healy

...420-foot-long ice breaker, especially since they just completed 123 days of operations in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea and the Arctic Ocean.During the past four months, Healy crewmembers conducted three primary missions to further scientific knowledge and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-03/come-tour-ice-breaker-healy
Local
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

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