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From the archives: Grounded tanker spills 270,000 barrels of oil off Alaska

...ice-free port in the United States, spilling an estimated 270,000 barrels or 11.3 million gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean, the Coast Guard said.Early Friday the tanker was losing 20,000 gallons of oil per hour, but the outflow slowed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/grounded-tanker-spills-270000-barrels-o
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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

Opens Friday, Apr 4, 2014 Synopsis: Filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller investigate an intriguing historical mystery that still remains unsolved nearly 100 years after the fact in this documentary featuring the voices of Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Thomas Kretschmann, Connie Nielsen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Sebastian Koch, and Josh Radnor. The macabre story begins in 1929. Determined to seek out the solitude that would free him up to become a great philosopher, German physician Friedrich Ritter (Kretschmann) and his lover Dore (Blanchett) set sail for deserted Floreana Island. A tiny enclave in the Galapagos Islands, it was the kind of picturesque paradise that takes some people a lifetime to find. Yet their solitude was short-lived, because once the press caught wind of the couple's extraordinary adventure, curious newcomers such as the adventuresome Wittmer family from Germany and Austrian Baroness Eloise von Wagner Bosquet (Nielsen) decided that they, too, should experience life on Floreana Island. Unfortunately, there would never be enough resources on this tiny archipelago to sustain the dreams of everyone involved, and later when some of the islanders begin vanishing without a trace, the truth about what really transpired in the middle of the Pacific Ocean would become the stuff of legend. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Alaska Science Forum: A great Alaska earthquake meets southern California

...and the Shumagin Islands south of Sand Point. A block of sea floor the size of Kodiak Island rises. A bulge in the Pacific Ocean rebounds toward Los Angeles. Scientists from the National Tsunami Warning Center see the rise and fall of lonely buoys...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-07/alaska-science-forum-great-alaska-ea
Outdoors
Lawsuits could lead to changes at fish hatcheries

...plastic trays, transfer them to rearing "ponds," and then release them to join wild ones travelling down river to the Pacific Ocean, to later return to the same river to reproduce and die. Most hatcheries are devoted to turning out fish for fishermen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-19/lawsuits-could-lead-changes-fish-hatche
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Applications for Voices Of The Wilderness 2014 artist residencies accepted through Feb. 19

...for at least a two-week period to allow for adequate weather windows given the area's exposure to the wide-open Pacific Ocean.Contact Jen MacDonald at Sitka Ranger District for further questions about South Baranof: (907) 747-4226 or...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-06/applications-voices-wilderness-2014
Neighbors
Fukishima radiation won't spawn Godzilla or taint Alaska's seafood

...solution to pollution is, in fact, dilution.The vast Pacific Ocean is diluting Cesium-137 radioactivity by nearly 200...fear-mongering Facebook posts that make the entire Pacific Ocean look as though it's practically boiling with nuclear...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-28/fukishima-radiation-wont-spawn-godzil
Opinion
DEC says Alaska fish are safe to eat

...some about whether it's safe to eat fish from the Pacific Ocean, but Hartig said those concerns are unfounded. Hartig...make claims that Alaska's fish, or fish from the Pacific Ocean, are unsafe to eat are misinformed. "If you check...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-23/dec-says-alaska-fish-are-safe-eat
State
Alaska Science Forum: Feet on the ground right after Alaska's big one

...gathering evidence for what author Jerry Thompson described in Cascadia's Fault as "the exciting idea that a slab of the Pacific Ocean floor might be sliding underneath the state of Alaska."Plafker's work helped prove the existence of the subduction...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-10/alaska-science-forum-feet-ground-rig
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: In Hawaii, hints of a giant Alaska tsunami

...Kauai holds the mysterious equivalent of about nine shipping containers full of rocks, corals and shells from the Pacific Ocean. For the material to breach the amphitheater-like limestone walls of the feature required a wave about 25 feet high...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-12-27/alaska-science-forum-hawaii-hints-gi
Outdoors
Fisheries Managers in Alaska

...Board of Fisheries.Pacific Salmon Commission: The body created by the Pacific Salmon Treaty to oversee salmon in the Pacific ocean, Southeast Alaska and Canada, which helps monitor and set policy for salmon runs that cross the border between the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-01
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