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

...warmer than 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
Study: Warming West Coast will send fish northward

...Ocean.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
Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies

...a production boom in Canada and the U.S. won't be so happy. Crude produced in Canadian oil sands, deep offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and in some U.S. onshore shale formations is some of the most expensive oil to produce in the world.Drillers will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-01/oil-plunge-threat-and-boon-global-econo
State
Arctic drill ship company pleading to eight felonies

...state.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: World's most acidic water in Bering Sea

...scientists from 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
Today In Sports History: Nov. 27

...Tara VanDerveer becomes the fifth women's coach to reach 900 victories with No. 6 Stanford's 83-59 win over Florida Gulf Coast. VanDerveer joins Pat Summitt, Sylvia Hatchell, C. Vivian Stringer and Jody Conradt with the milestone win.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-27/today-sports-history-nov-27
Sports
Alaska storm brings frigid weather to swath of US

...and wet 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
Arts calendar

...Synopsis: A documentary on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion as seen through the eyes of oil executives, survivors and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it first-hand and then were left to pick up the pieces while the world moved on. 20TH CENTURY...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-13/arts-calendar
Art
'Sopping wet' fall, winter ahead

...Unusually warm ocean temperatures in the Gulf of Alaska mean a warm, wet fall and winter...juvenile salmon is yet to be seen.The Gulf of Alaska has been up to five degrees Fahrenheit...meteorologist Rick Fritsch. The unusually warm Gulf has also led to some other strange occurrences...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-03/sopping-wet-fall-winter-ahead
Outdoors
My Turn: It's time for trawlers to pay their fair share

...than 29 inches. Fishermen throughout the Gulf of Alaska faced restrictions on fishing...restricted nearly to the same degree: the Gulf of Alaska trawl fisheries. A series of...unchanged halibut bycatch limits for the Gulf of Alaska trawl fisheries, the North Pacific...

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

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