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Electric cars spark Juneau's interest

Valley resident Marsha Buck has jumped on the hybrid-car bandwagon. As a self-proclaimed "early adopter" of new and innovative technologies, Buck sold her hybrid Toyota Prius in...
U.S. relationships with Asia-Pacific region: A confluence of imperatives for Alaska

...its growing industrial power by blocking the export to Japan of crucial minerals used in high-tech manufacturing of hybrid cars, wind turbines, and guided missiles. Industry officials reported that China's customs agency had notified Chinese...
Fast-growing fish may never wind up on your plate

...breeding is its own form of genetic engineering, producing the plumper cows, pigs and poultry we eat today."You drive a hybrid car because you want the most efficient vehicle you can have. So why wouldn't you want the most efficient agriculture...
Site estimates Alaskans' contribution to warming

...not just think about reducing their emissions," Benz said. Users can find out how to replace a pickup truck with a hybrid car, how to pick one and how to keep its tires properly inflated for maximum mileage. Buying locally grown food supports...
My Turn: Realizing the benefits of REEs

...electrical, and metallurgical properties. These properties make them valuable in products such as smart phones, hybrid cars, windmills, military hardware, fiber optics, and other emerging technologies-however, the term "Rare Earth Elements...
Pro: Should the US cancel plans for offshore drilling?

...subsidizing oil production, the United States should expand support for efficient transportation technologies, such as hybrid cars and electric vehicles, which are increasingly made by American companies. Transportation policies also need to include...
Alaskans sound off on offshore drilling

...only addresses the need for more domestic oil and gas production, but also advances renewable energy resources such as hybrid cars. Salazar's visit to Alaska was the third of four regional meetings he has held this month to gather information and...
Parnell signs resolution calling for more exploration of rare earth elements elements. Rare earth elements or minerals are widely used in the manufacture of modern technology ranging from hybrid cars to wind power generators to flat screen TVs.China currently leads the rare earth mining industry, producing 90 percent...
My turn: Are Alaska's resources a curse?

...and gold, or those who operate the refineries or make and sell plastics, fertilizer, medicines and fuel-efficient hybrid cars? Natural resources usually slow states' economic development. Economists call this phenomenon "the curse of resources...
Alaska must fight climate change

...the high cost of fuel has brought a 40 percent jump in hybrid car demand. These popular electric-gas cars can get more...even if we do stretch the current energy supply with hybrid cars and energy conservation, aren't we still creating...


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