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Agency nixes proposed walrus rafts

...said in a letter Monday."We do not think such a measure is needed at this time," Haskett said in the letter to Rick Steiner of Oasis Earth.An estimated 35,000 Pacific walrus were photographed Sept. 2 near Point Lay in what has become an...
Young male wolf found dead in Denali, cable snare on neck

...outside the park until 2010.Former University of Alaska Fairbanks environmental conservation biologist, wolf activist Rick Steiner, criticized the U.S. Park Service for not mentioning the wolf's death when the Alaska Board of Game considered...
My Turn: Real oil spill solution long overdue

...Hopefully the council can transcend its traditional political inertia and complete the restoration work necessary.? Rick Steiner was a marine conservation professor with the University of Alaska from 1980?2010, and stationed in Cordova from 1983-1997...
My Turn: New CO2 rule should be applied to oil, gas industries

...and state government will begin to provide the necessary leadership on this grave threat to the future of Alaska.? Rick Steiner was a marine conservation professor with the University of Alaska, and today is a conservation biologist with Oasis...
My Turn: Lesson of Exxon Valdez: Don't trust oil industry safety assurances

...need to kick our hydrocarbon habit, and transition to an efficient, low-carbon, sustainable energy economy.? Rick Steiner was a marine conservation professor with the University of Alaska from 1980-2010, stationed in the Arctic and Prince...
Exxon spill case still unresolved that no one should expect environmentally responsible behavior by government or the oil industry in Alaska. ? Rick Steiner was the University of Alaska's marine advisor for Prince William Sound from 1983-1996, based in Cordova. He is...
Arctic shipping is a disaster waiting to happen

When the Malaysian freighter Selendang Ayu grounded in the Aleutian Islands eight years ago this week, it was a tragic reminder of the risks of northern shipping. While in route from Seattle to China in a Bering Sea storm, the ship's engine failed.
My Turn: Governor should revive Alaska Climate Change Cabinet

Before being picked as John McCain's running mate in 2008, Governor Sarah Palin seemed a true believer in climate change.
My turn: Now is the time to stress improved shipping safety

...another such tragedy, and we need it now. This is the least we can do for those who lost their lives in this disaster. Rick Steiner is a professor and conservation specialist with the University of Alaska Marine Advisory Program in Anchorage. He is...
Report: State, federal governments unprepared for responding to oil spills

...49 million, according to the report. The liability limit for IMC Group is about $24 million, the report said. Rick Steiner, a conservation biology professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, said he believes the report proves that many...


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