Icebreaker to hold open house Friday

...part of a scientific effort to trace levels of potentially toxic elements in the environment.In July, the Healy tested oil spill-containment devices with Coast Guard research and development staff.
Scientists link oil exposure to reduced survival of fish

...scientists may have found a link between the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill and a decline of herring and pink salmon populations in...In terms of impacts to shore-spawning fish, the oil spill likely had a much bigger footprint than anyone realized...
Co-founder of Alaska extreme ski race dies in ATV accident

...Cummings said.Along the way, it helped make the town famous for something other than what was then the world's worst oil spill when the Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef in 1989, spilling 11 million gallons of crude."Every cover of every magazine...
My Turn: Sailing Arctic Seas in the Oval Office

...but still fails to tackle the most dangerous threat - oil spills.The Arctic Council, now chaired by the United States, has identified a heavy fuel oil spill as Arctic shipping's greatest potential threat. This...
My Turn: The changing Arctic presents opportunity to thrive, if we act now

...government missions and increased human activity. At a minimum, new ports and safe harbors, equipment and facilities for oil spill response and additional icebreakers for the U.S. fleet are required for safe maritime traffic in the Arctic.Currently...
Coast Guard anticipates high-tech future with Arctic center

...private firm based in Anchorage.In the second half of the demonstration, Wisniewski and Bochenek programmed a simulated oil spill. With the help of the software, emergency responders would have immediate access to sea currents, ice conditions and...
Alaska Science Forum: Why we spilled crude just to watch it burn

...I once mucked around in a real oil spill. I worked on the beaches of Prince...residue the size of a dinner table. Oil-spill professionals here for the test dipped...Into the water, two professional oil-spill workers dumped 10 five-gallon buckets...
State, feds won't pursue $92M more in '89 Exxon Valdez spill

...Alaska's Prince William Sound following a devastating oil spill more than two decades ago.In a court filing made on...populations in the area affected by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.The filing came ahead of a scheduled status hearing...
Empire Editorial: Strong action needed to avoid repeat of Challenger sinking

...There is no designated fund to clean up wrecked and derelict vessels in Alaska. There is a federal fund for cleaning up oil spills, but none for solid garbage, which the Challenger has become.The Alaska Department of Natural Resources - now overseeing...
UA creates clearinghouse for coastal reports

...clearinghouse for contacts interested in hearing from the public about earthquakes, invasive species, stranded whales, oil spills and other coastal events.A website at


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