Pipeline coordinator office to close

...America. Market conditions led to that plan being scrapped in favor of a liquefied natural gas project that would allow exports to Asia. The state of Alaska, BP PLC, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil Corp. and TransCanada Corp. are involved in the effort.Persily...
The long road south

...including four months of living and teaching English in El Salvador, and a two-month backpacking trip through Southeast Asia," he wrote in his bio on the trip website.Now that they're back in Portland, they're enjoying being home, not having...
Coast Guard proposes Bering Strait shipping route

...more months in the year. He said shippers like the route because it can provide a shorter and quicker way to go from Europe to Asia.But the ice melting also "means that ice is more unpredictable and the weather is far worse because the ice is what keeps...
Small size, big appetites - roughly two grams. The smallest bat in the world is reportedly the hog-nosed bat (average 1.9 grams) of southeast Asia. The smallest bird in the world is the bee hummingbird found in Cuban forests, weighing between 1.6 and 2.3 grams (depending...
Mastodons long gone from the north

...northern Alaska and Yukon during the colder parts of the ice ages.Researchers think mastodons crossed the land bridge from Asia millions of years ago, while woolly mammoths showed up in North America about 150,000 years ago. Mammoth bones and tusks...
Winter whites

...the snow).Only a few animals in the world exhibit a seasonal change to winter whites. Besides Siberian hamsters in central Asia, there are five genera containing species that turn white in winter: some hares, some weasels, one lemming, a fox and several...
Hawaii's US Sen. Schatz named to Senate appropriations committee military spending for Hawaii so the state continues to play a major role in the refocus of U.S. attention toward the Asia-Pacific, he said.The appointments are subject to a full Senate vote.In the current budget drama, Schatz said he plans...
Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies

...consumers in oil-importing regions like Asia, Europe and North America. But there...over the past two years.Elsewhere in Asia, the impact is varied. In Indonesia...among the few oil-exporting nations in Asia, so the drop is hurting its coffers...
My Turn: What the TAC isn't talking about

...Massive volumes of subsidized trees are needed so the export industry - based in the Lower 48 - can keep barging round logs to Asia.The vast majority of Southeast Alaskans approve of a local wood economy where small and micro-sales of old and young growth...
Active Alaska volcano calms down - for now

...years or so."DANGER IN THE AIRThe volcano lies along popular international air routes connecting Europe, North America and Asia.International jets generally fly at altitudes between 30,000 and 45,000 feet, but airlines are notified about ash plumes...


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