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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Filipino American History Month

...American History Month. October was chosen because of its significance to the earliest documented Filipino presence in the continental United States when the first Filipinos set foot in Morro Bay, California on Oct. 18, 1587. Many Filipinos have since...
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...
35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

...platform to reach snails, clams and worms on the shallow continental shelf.Unlike seals, walrus cannot swim indefinitely and...In recent years, sea ice has receded north beyond shallow continental shelf waters and into Arctic Ocean water, where depths exceed...
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...


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