Meet the crew working behind the scenes

...need to turn the Bering Strait into a reliable shipping channel. The Arctic Ocean is the straightest route between Europe and Asia, and once global climate change removes the Arctic ice, the Bering Strait will become a shipping corridor on par with anything...
Park wins Women's Brit Open

...most-wanted trophy."Ko is just at the start of her golfing journey.Playing her first major, her first tournament outside Asia and with a temporary, locally born caddie giving her advice on every shot, Ko began the last round tied for the lead and pulled...
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Nature Conservancy names four new trustees

...ConocoPhillips Canada, where he managed the company's oil sands and Canadian Arctic developments, and as president of the company's Asia Pacific and Middle East operations.Springsteen is the executive director of Anchorage Industrial Development and Export Authority...
Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

...since taking office - more than any other U.S. president - his foreign policy focus has often been on boosting ties with the Asia-Pacific region and confronting crises in the Middle East.Obama also faces frequent comparisons to his predecessor George...
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Pink Martini to perform at Centennial Hall Sept. 20

...and his band around the world.Pink Martini has performed its multilingual repertoire on concert stages throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, and North and South America. They have played with more than 50 orchestras...
Alaska Science Forum: Ancient pike found in Interior lake mud 8,800 years old. DNA extracted from the jaw shows the pike is related to pike that now swim the fresh waters of Eastern Asia and North America.The Quartz Lake pike tells researchers that pike were probably present 8,000 years ago in the entire Tanana...
My Turn: Informed sources say Iran nuclear deal is good for America

...U.S. intelligence agencies, including five years as the National Intelligence Agency officer for the Near East and South Asia and an assignment as the CIA chief of analytic units for the same region. If Pillar is correct, then Sullivan's talking points...
Empire Editorial: Make good on UA system's strengths students a priority, but that overlooks Alaska's great geographic advantage.Alaska is equidistant from Europe, Asia and the East Coast of North America. The university system should take advantage of that fact, just as the state's airports...
Another month, another heat record broken the charts," Blunden said.June was warm nearly all over the world, with exceptional heat in Spain, Austria, parts of Asia, Australia and South America. Southern Pakistan had a June heat wave that killed more than 1,200 people - which, according...
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US chides China but avoids clouding cooperation

...WASHINGTON - The United States voiced deep concern Tuesday over state-sponsored cybertheft and tension in the disputed seas of East Asia but did not let the sharp disagreements with China on pressing security issues cloud the outlook for cooperation between the...
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