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Alaska Science Forum: Catching a lake as it became land

...eroded/thawed a channel to the Beaufort Sea on July 5, 2014. With a flow...lake's shore was a bluff over the Beaufort Sea. They guessed the lake would drain...With less sea ice floating on the Beaufort Sea, there is more free water to be...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/alaska-science-forum-catching-lake-i
Outdoors
Feds eye oil, gas drilling off East Coast, Alaska, Gulf

...bureau's chief environmental officer.In Alaska, the proposed drilling areas encompass parts of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas along the northern coast of the state, extending up to 200 miles offshore. And two drilling areas are proposed in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/feds-eye-oil-gas-drilling-east-coast-al
State
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...2016 is Alaska School Choice Week. HCR3The state should do everything possible to open ANWR and the Chukchi and Beaufort seas to oil drilling. HCR4The state should be able to countermand federal laws, and we're sending a delegation to a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/legislature-enters-second-half-heres-on
State | AK legislature
Alaska deep-water port proposed for vessels in Arctic waters

...activities and oil spills.Royal Dutch Shell PLC began exploratory drilling on offshore leases in 2012 in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. The company is considering drilling again this summer in the Chukchi if it can obtain the necessary permits. Tour...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/alaska-deep-water-port-proposed-vessels
State
Revised Arctic offshore drilling review released

...significant challenges and the company was not allowed to drill into oil-bearing deposits.A Shell drill barge used in the Beaufort Sea, the Kulluk, broke free as it was being towed across the Gulf of Alaska and ran aground in December 2012 off a small...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-13/revised-arctic-offshore-drilling-review
State | AK legislature
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...staff, and she was told the administration will permanently remove from consideration some areas of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.Murkowski did not have details on what areas would be withdrawn from off-shore drilling, she said at a news conference...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/drilling-plan-may-restrict-sensitive-ar
State | AK legislature
New animated movie on bowhead whales

...University of Alaska Museum of the North explores the annual migration of bowhead whales across the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas. "Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of the Bowhead Whale" takes its narrative and title from the 2013 calendar...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/new-animated-movie-bowhead-whales
Outdoors
Wolverine: the Mad Max of the wilderness

...were milling nearby, perhaps starting to think of making their northward migration to their calving grounds near the Beaufort Sea. One morning I was sitting near my tent, watching caribou, not wanting to be anywhere else on Earth, when a large...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/wolverine-mad-max-wilderness
Outdoors
Animated film explores bowhead whales

...University of Alaska Museum of the North explores the annual migration of bowhead whales across the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas. "Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of the Bowhead Whale" takes its narrative and title from the 2013 calendar...

http://juneauempire.com/ccwfeatures/2015-01-21/animated-film-explores-bowhead-wh
CCWFeatures
Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

...showing a similar increase in absorbing solar radiation, said Norman Loeb of NASA's Langley Research Center.The Beaufort Sea north of Alaska and western Canada has absorbed heat at a much greater rate than the Arctic Ocean as a whole. Sea ice...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/alaska-science-forum-far-north-chang
Outdoors

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