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My Turn: Recent appointment of Loretta Bullard

...Native nonprofit corporation that provides employment, social, economic, and other services to the residents of the Bering Straits region and that is headquartered in Nome. Kawerak has a budget approaching $25 million and employs 225 full and...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-11-12/letter-recent-appointment-loretta-bul
Opinion
Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

...the environmentally sensitive Bering Strait, and is prompting concerns among...counted 340 transits through the Bering Strait made by about 120 large vessels...vessels planning to transit the Bering Strait next year is the 820-foot luxury...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-17/coast-guard-studies-shipping-lanes-beri
State
Oceanographers find whalesong in Arctic waters

...monitoring whales using a system of passive microphones dropped below the region's icepack. The microphones allow the team to detect seals and walrus - as well as whales - at distance, and in the fog that frequently blankets the Bering Strait.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-11-02/oceanographers-find-whalesong-arctic
Outdoors
Alaskan stranded in Russia after flight canceled

...figured something would come up while he lived out his dream of visiting friends and family on the other side of the Bering Strait.Now the 25-year-old Alaska Native is stranded in a foreign country with no immediate way home. As his visitation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-26/alaskan-stranded-russia-after-flight-ca
State
Agency investigates deaths of 25 walrus on Alaska coast

...person who works at an Air Force radar station at the cape, a barren, isolated spot about 230 miles northeast of the Bering Strait.The report came in Wednesday but inclement weather kept agency personnel from reaching the site until Thursday...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-18/agency-investigates-deaths-25-walrus-al
State
As president comes to Anchorage, spots of Juneau rise to surface

...how many are unaware of basic things about Alaska."He remembers a few years ago when someone asked him when the Bering Strait would freeze - the person wanted to drive across the ice to Russia.Two tents down from Bloom was Robert Jaro, a...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-30/president-comes-anchorage-spots-juneau-
Local
My Turn: Sailing Arctic Seas in the Oval Office

...over the standard Suez Canal route by going through the Bering Strait and along Russia's Arctic coast. Access to shipping...is considering specific shipping rules for Alaska's Bering Strait region.The Polar Code is a critical first achievement...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-24/my-turn-sailing-arctic-seas-oval-offi
Opinion
Village seeks to reunite with Russian relatives

ANCHORAGE - Across the Bering Strait, Robert Soolook can easily see the looming hulk of the neighboring Russian island where some of his relatives used to live before...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-19/village-seeks-reunite-russian-relatives
State
Shell seeks more drilling

...applied to drill into oil-bearing rock, said Shell spokesman Curtis Smith. The Fennica on Monday was north of the Bering Strait near Point Lay.The Fennica should arrive in the drilling area today, Smith said.Shell has two drill vessels at...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-11/shell-seeks-more-drilling
State
Shell seeks modified permit for Arctic offshore drilling

...applied to drill into oil-bearing rock, said Shell spokesman Curtis Smith. The Fennica on Monday was north of the Bering Strait near Point Lay, Alaska.The Fennica should arrive in the drilling area on Tuesday, Smith said.Shell has two drill...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-10/shell-seeks-modified-permit-arctic-offs
State

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