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Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

...the average for the last 30 years. This fall, UAF researcher Russell Hoscroft reported ocean temperatures in the Gulf of Alaska were warmer than any his team had measured in the previous 16 years.Since 2000, the Arctic Ocean has lost 541...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/alaska-science-forum-far-north-chang
Outdoors
Arctic drill ship company pleading to eight felonies

...Feldis said the charges are not related to the grounding of the Kulluk, which occurred on an uninhabited island in the Gulf of Alaska on New Year's Eve 2012 after the drill unit had broken free from its tow in bad weather.Noble Drilling has cooperated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-09/arctic-drill-ship-company-pleading-eigh
State
Study: Warming West Coast will send fish northward

...Warm-water species such as thresher sharks and chub mackerel will become more prominent off British Columbia and in the Gulf of Alaska, the study predicted. Food webs and behavior patterns will shift there as southern species move in, according to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-11/study-warming-west-coast-will-send-fish
State
Study: World's most acidic water in Bering Sea

...the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other institutions. The maps show that spots in the Gulf of Alaska register similarly acidic readings. Those levels compare to a global average of 8.1 on the logarithmic pH scale...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-24/study-worlds-most-acidic-water-bering-s
State
Alaska storm brings frigid weather to swath of US

...conditions, said Shaun Baines, a meteorologist for the weather service in Anchorage, Alaska. Temperatures along the Gulf of Alaska coastline were in the 40s.Winter storm warnings were in effect Sunday for parts of Montana, North Dakota and South...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-10/alaska-storm-brings-frigid-weather-swat
State
Federal agency releases Arctic drilling review

...conditions, culminating with the drill vessel Kulluk running aground near Kodiak as it was being towed across the Gulf of Alaska.The company chose not to drill in 2013 or 2014. But it has prepared a revised drilling plan for 2015 if it is allowed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-03/federal-agency-releases-arctic-drilling
State
Fire briefly flares up at offshore gas platform

...only one active production well, and it was shut off remotely after the fire broke out. A subsurface pipeline that carries the gas to the town of Nikiski also was closed.The inlet stretches 180 miles from Anchorage to the Gulf of Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-05/fire-briefly-flares-offshore-gas-platfo
State
'Sopping wet' fall, winter ahead

...warm ocean temperatures in the Gulf of Alaska mean a warm, wet fall and winter...salmon is yet to be seen.The Gulf of Alaska has been up to five degrees Fahrenheit...in fractions of degrees; in the Gulf of Alaska, it's been anywhere from one...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-03/sopping-wet-fall-winter-ahead
Outdoors
Fire at offshore gas platform prompts evacuation

...agency dispatched a cutter, helicopter and another aircraft.Cook Inlet stretches 180 miles from Anchorage to the Gulf of Alaska.The Baker platform is among 10 in the inlet that Hilcorp purchased in January 2012. Of those, nine are active in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-03/fire-offshore-gas-platform-prompts-evac
State
My Turn: It's time for trawlers to pay their fair share

...inches. Fishermen throughout the Gulf of Alaska faced restrictions on fishing for...nearly to the same degree: the Gulf of Alaska trawl fisheries. A series of articles...address bycatch problems. Called the Gulf of Alaska Trawl Bycatch Management Program...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-06/my-turn-its-time-trawlers-pay-their-f
Opinion

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