Mastodons more ancient than previously thought

...of major climatic changes at the end of the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago. However, mastodons did survive south of the continental ice sheets that covered much of North America until about 10,000 years ago, when they were among 70 species of Ice Age...
Hawaii's US Sen. Schatz named to Senate appropriations committee

...relationships, and it was also based on the fact that we're the two non-contiguous states. We're far away from the continental U.S., and as a result we have unique needs in terms of infrastructure, in terms of telecommunications, and in terms...
Obama withdraws Bristol Bay from offshore drilling

...resources.The temporary withdrawal was set to expire in 2017. Obama's decision Tuesday under authority of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of 1953 withdraws the area permanently.U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she's not objecting...
George Washington: A common man among uncommon founders

...Morgan, an unschooled former teamster from Virginian's Shenandoah Valley, his own independent command. Composed of 500 Continentals, most of them Virginians selected for their skill with the new Kentucky rifle, "Morgan's Rangers" would be exempt from...
Study: World's most acidic water in Bering Sea how acidity in marine waters around the globe changes with the seasons.The Bering Sea has shallow waters, a broad continental shelf and ocean currents that deposit nutrients from around the world. Those conditions make for wonderful fisheries, geochemist...
Groups sue to protect walrus from drilling

...use ice as a diving platform to reach snails, clams and worms on the shallow continental shelf.In recent years, sea ice has receded north beyond shallow continental shelf waters and into remote Arctic Ocean water, where depths exceed 2 miles...
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure persists. These include: (a) potentially excessive continental shelf claims, and unilateral enforcement measures, by Arctic...commercial fishing, and should drilling in the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf be given a thumbs-up, this deficiency will become...
Intense storm headed to Aleutian Islands

...emergency responders were keeping a close eye on its strength.The system is expected to push cold air into much of the continental U.S. next week, forecaster Bob Oravec said. By the weekend, high temperatures in Minneapolis will only reach the upper...
For new Coast Guard head, mission still the same

...the arctic," he said.He noted that the amount of the amount of retreat of the ice is about the same mass as half of the continental United States."We're the Coast Guard, and there's a lot more coast than there used to be up there," he said, adding...
The Gatormen legend

...Playboys with Alex Jackson, Gene Cunningham, Danny Hughes and Pat Leach. The Playboys later became the Corvettes. The Continentals included Ronny Mierzejeweski and Freddy Slone. Roger Wentzel and Hill Barrington were with the Countdowns. John Elsner...


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