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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 30

...multibillion-dollar idea envisions highways and railways running from one end of Russia to the other, stretching to the Bering Strait and a tunnel to Alaska. Of course, this isn't the first time we've heard this idea, and we're sure it'll...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-30/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
Alaska deep-water port proposed for vessels in Arctic waters

...Alaska's west and north coast.Nome is south of the Bering Strait but far closer to Arctic waters than the nearest Coast...the necessary permits. Tour boats travel across the Bering Strait, and state and federal officials anticipate shipping...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/alaska-deep-water-port-proposed-vessels
State
Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

...That is one of the fastest rates measured on the planet.Recent short-term measurements are even more extreme. In Bering Strait west of Wales, the sea-surface temperature in August 2014 was more than 7 degrees warmer than the average for the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/alaska-science-forum-far-north-chang
Outdoors
Coast Guard proposes Bering Strait shipping route

...wide shipping route through the Bering Strait to try to protect the region...Last year ships went through the Bering Strait 440 times, twice the traffic...That increased traffic in the Bering Strait traverses rough waters, far from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-07/coast-guard-proposes-bering-strait-ship
State
Groups sue to protect walrus from drilling

...Sea. When summer arrives and ice begins to melt, females and their young ride the sea ice edge north through the Bering Strait into the Chukchi Sea. Walrus cannot swim indefinitely and use ice as a diving platform to reach snails, clams and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-11/groups-sue-protect-walrus-drilling
State
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure

...of Alaska and only nine fixed aids exist north of the Bering Strait. The Coast Guard operates just two functioning icebreakers...will become apparent. Should the waters north of the Bering Strait in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) which...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-02/ramp-us-alaskas-arctic-infrastructure
Opinion
AFN Conference focuses on native language

...is the Eskimo heritage program director for Kawerak Inc., a regional nonprofit corporation providing services to Bering Strait residents. On Monday, she apologized to those who were never taught their Native language or were punished for speaking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/conference-focuses-native-language
State
Elders and youth conference focuses on language

...is the Eskimo heritage program director for Kawerak Inc., a regional nonprofit corporation providing services to Bering Strait residents. On Monday, she apologized to those who were never taught their Native language or were punished for speaking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-21/elders-and-youth-conference-focuses-lan
State
Alaska Science Forum: Alaska blackfish in a world of its own

...loner that fins through lakes and tundra ponds across much of the state. It exists nowhere else, except just across Bering Strait in Siberia. Not much larger than a banana, the fish is different from others in the state because in addition to gathering...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-05/alaska-science-forum-alaska-blackfis
Outdoors
Volunteers bring Santa to remote village

...gifts to Shishmaref, located about 600 miles northwest of Anchorage or about 100 miles east from Russia, across the Bering Strait in the Chukchi Sea."There is a lot of need in Shishmaref," school Principal Ralph Watkins said. "Having access...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-10/volunteers-bring-santa-remote-village
State

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