Where the world ends up when the ocean spits it out

Every day, debris from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami washes up on Alaskan shores. Lost crab pots "ghost fish" on the ocean floor. Tiny pieces of plastic almost indistinguishable from sand settle into Southeast Alaskan beaches.
A big night in the arts show, "Ode to the Polar Bear," has been seen across the state.She has also performed at venues around the world, including in New York City, Berlin, Stockholm, Helsinki, London, Spain and Greenland. Raised in Anchorage, her...
Empire Editorial: Climate change - it's 'a thing'

...degrees above normal, following the trends of the rest of the world. 2014 was the warmest year in recorded history. ? Bears...sold by the big custom builder next door. Citizens of the world - regardless of what they believe - should be asking...
Running camp deadline nears

...sing-alongs around the campfire," Knutson-Lombardo said. "Juneau provides some of the best trail running opportunities in the world. Within just a couple of hours you can go from sea level to a 3,600-foot mountain ridge to glissading down a snow-filled...
Delta plans long-term return

...the winter, the off-months as we call it," deLaBruere told the Empire in an interview Monday afternoon.Delta, the world's fourth-largest airline by revenue according to the Forbes 2000 list, is in a tight competition for market share...
Puppets take to the classrooms

...sheet-covered piano and introduced the kindergartners to his hand-puppet friends: Samar, the greatest dancer in the world; a smooth-rapping clown; and a tiger hunter from the island of Java. The tiger hunter took Carriker's class on...
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska Nigeria with the clean and safe operations of the North Slope. They are not flawless, but they remain the best in the world.Perhaps it is for the best that President Obama will not have the final word on ANWR. If Sunday was a "declaration...
Slack Tide: It's raining men-clouds

...Just when I was beginning to think the world held no further surprises... redheaded dudes from all over the world, as well as the fledgling International...segment a few years back about the world's largest sperm bank no longer...
It's not just about the cookies

...they'll get that chance. The troop will be venturing to London in July to visit the Pax Lodge, one of the world centers for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from all across the globe visit the...
My Turn: Fix the budget, but not at the expense of long-term prosperity

...Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project from his list of items to mothball.Alaska's North Slope is home to some of the world's largest untapped reserves of natural gas. Much like oil has sustained our state since the creation of the trans-Alaska...


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