Analysis: Offshore drilling could tap large supplies

NEW YORK - Opening more of America's coastlines to oil and natural gas drilling won't cut energy prices anytime soon. And it won't greatly reduce the U.S. dependence on...
Ester photographer wins international competition

...William Blake's famous poem "The Tyger" appears in the world today. Yates won first place for his photograph "Counting Coastlines" out of 99 entries, with the other two finalists coming from Northern Ireland and Israel. The Blake Society seeks to honour...
Empire Editorial: Harvest season is upon us

...powerful hind to propel them surface-side to dine, using their belly as a plate. Motor through inlets, bays and along coastlines these days and one is likely to see large rafts of these creatures. That wasn't always the case. After being hunted to...
Uses for spill planning tool expanding

...decided to see if ShoreZone could fill that need and funded the first pilot project."We wanted a better inventory of all the coastlines in Cook Inlet," she said.The early goal was to provide habitat information and imagery that could be used in emergency...
Three Poles: The Arctic, Antarctic and Himalayas connection

...emperor penguin; face similar ecological challenges; shelter the planet's primary water and ice resources impacting oceans, coastlines, and water-tables; and are fragile, specialized ecosystems. While the Arctic is an ocean basin surrounded by continents...
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...adequate assessment is completed on drilling's possible effects on polar bears, walrus, ice seals, endangered whales and coastlines used by Alaska Native subsistence hunters."President Obama now has the chance to do right by the Arctic and the planet...
State | AK legislature
Legislative News in Brief bill encouraging coastline developmentA bill that would encourage investment and development on the United States' coastlines was introduced Tuesday by Alaska's congressional delegation. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich and Rep. Don Young...
My Turn: Legislature must support renewable energy

...up by its own initiative and decided to make a big investment in renewable energy. Sitka knows Alaska, with its eroding coastlines and thawing permafrost, is already feeling the effects of Climate Change on a larger scale than any other state, and this...
A Trip South: Dear topes

...and city as the long lost traveling sons who finally had returned home. After more than three months traveling Mexico's coastlines, from Tijuana to La Paz, San Blas to Tapachula, and thousands upon thousands of topes later, we have now crossed into...
Alaska denies study of marine invader near Sitka

...indication is that it's "something to be concerned about," she said.NFMS research biologist Katherine Miller said Alaska coastlines differ greatly from the ones near San Francisco and scientists were hoping to gather data from Whiting Harbor that could be...


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