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Egan to caucus with minority

...Although he will no longer be chairman of the Transportation Committee, Egan said retaining membership "means a lot for coastal Alaska because of the Marine Highway System."Membership in the six-senator Legislative Council is also "good for Juneau...
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Federal agency releases Arctic drilling review

...for World Wildlife Fund. "If an accident were to occur in the Chukchi, it will be the wildlife and the people of coastal Alaska who will bear the burden."The Nov. 7 publishing of the supplemental environmental review in the Federal Register...
Southeast Alaskans reach 'Higher'

...serious ... those (were) the main challenges.""The Eastern Alaska Range is like the opposite of what you find in Coastal Alaska," Merli said. "There's ice ... everywhere."A massive snowstorm halfway through the experience (it lasted...
My Turn: After the decision on Prop 1, Alaskans are in a win-win situation

...from every part of the state. We won Fairbanks, all of Western Alaska, Kotzebue, a large swath of Anchorage and Coastal Alaska, including Valdez, the terminal for the Alyeska pipeline.Many of the regional areas that voted "Yes" are the...
Residents of eroding village seek federal help

...there's barely enough room for hopscotch on Shishmaref's eroding waterfront.Erosion in the village and other coastal Alaska communities is an escalating problem blamed on climate change that has affected storm patterns in the region. The...
Alaska Science Forum: Fifty years of far-north biology

...can determine your approximate intake of sugar-sweetened drinks. Her methods are useful in the studies of what coastal Alaska Natives eat as they combine a traditional diet rich in foods from the ocean and store-bought foods that are almost...
Retiring AMHS chief: Kemp asked for resignation

...things about him, and it sounds like a big loss to Southeast."Juneau and Sitka are among several communities in coastal Alaska that are not connected to the North American road system and thus rely on the AMHS for surface transportation.The...
Bill would add 12th seat to Marine Transporation Advisory Board Addition seat for Kodiak Island and Kenai Peninsula communities

...participation and is inclusive by nature."Lawmakers from coastal Alaska responded favorably Monday to S.B. 24, with Sen...responded by highlighting the importance of the AMHS to coastal Alaska."Everybody keeps forgetting that it's our highway...
My Turn: A new way forward in the Gulf

...abundant and prosperous fisheries and a reputation for science-based management. Fisheries are the life-blood of coastal Alaska and a major driver of the state's economy. So when it comes to managing our fisheries, it's critical we get...
Fireside Lecture to focus on glacier change

...led by University of Alaska Southeast professor Eran Hood and others. Hood will explore how glacial runoff from coastal Alaska's thinning and retreating glaciers impact hydrology, ecology and oceanography. The lecture will be presented twice...


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