New portal provides digital look at Alaska's coast

...regional observing branches of the national organization, Integrated Ocean Observing System, or IOOS, AOOS covers more coastline than all other IOOS organizations combined, Dugan said.When a user first opens up the portal, they can chose from three...
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...give the petroleum industry access to the southern Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and more of Alaska's coast...
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...
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
Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

...of shoreline.For a generation of people around the world, the spill was seared into their memories by images of fouled coastline in Prince William Sound, of sea otters, herring and birds soaked in oil, of workers painstakingly washing crude off the...
Legislative News in Brief

...Alaskans is protected." Alaska delegation support 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...
A king without its crown

...or Washington. They also know king salmon hang closer to coastlines than other species.But when it comes to digesting down the...of devastating proportions careening into the country's coastline, the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant has been leaking...
State | Local
Between strait and sea: Ottawa's Northwest Passage dilemma with implications for Alaska

...infrastructure build up along the route is also markedly superior. Russia currently has sixteen deep water ports along its Arctic coastline, a host of search and rescue stations, and is constructing an airbase on Kotelnyi Island in the Siberian Arctic; by contrast...
DEC says Alaska fish are safe to eat

...not for radiation. "We try to test for things that we think present real risk, like mercury," Hartig said. With more coastline than the continental United States, Hartig said it would be too expensive for the state to undertake a testing program that...
Expo highlights importance of preparing for disasters

Alaska's capital city lies near a fault line and on the coastline, so tsunamis are a danger. The city is also located at the base of the Coast Mountains - a threat for avalanches. Still, Juneau's...
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