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Remote robotic cameras offer unusual windows on wildlife

...complete with rolling surf and crying seagulls - to home computers. In addition to live remote video, associated Web sites offer a wealth of information on wildlife. Known as animal-cams, these systems offer an unusual opportunity for people...
Web site offers improved forecasts for northern lights watchers

A Web site is taking some of the guesswork out of when to make a Thermos of hot coffee, throw on a scarf and venture out into the cold night to take in the northern lights - even if you're far away from the aurora epicenter in Alaska.
The New problem drugs: OxyContin

...sometimes comes to town in a quasi-legal fashion. The pills are sold through the mail by Internet pharmacies. One Web site offers 30 pills of OxyContin for $400 without any reference to a prescription. After a Juneau man was indicted on drug...
Alaska Digest

...Sled Dog Race is facing perhaps years in the red because of heavy investment in the Iditarod Insider Web site. The Web site offers daily video clips and updates throughout the race. It also had live streaming of events, including the race start...
Web site offers ice sculpture viewing from comfort of home

Close to 10,000 people have viewed the ice sculptures in the North Pole Christmas in Ice park without braving the cold, thanks to dozens of Web cameras.
Advocacy group helps mom find body of missing daughter

...Alaska. The number fluctuates daily, Peters said, as it includes 157 runaways, who are lost and found frequently. Web site offers hope The Web site on which Weir found Samantha's picture,, is run by a group composed of hundreds...
Birders Web site offers resources for all

Alaska bird lovers have a powerful new tool called eBird.Alaska bird lovers have a powerful new tool called eBird. The interactive web site eBird benefits backyard birders and biologists, said Rich Capitan, an education specialist with Audubon Alaska.
Web site offers updates on gas line project proposals

ANCHORAGE - Dave Harbour is a self-appointed news service, when it comes to the idea of an Alaska natural gas pipeline to the Lower 48. Harbour, 59, man spends up to eight hours a day reading, writing and posting information about the subject on his Web site. Working out of his Anchorage home, he supplies a bounty of information about the many proposals to tap the massive natural reserves of Alaska's North Slope and Canada's Mackenzie Delta.
Polar bear takes center stage in climate drama under the global treaty banning commerce in endangered species. That trade appears lucrative. One Canadian Web site offers "Worldwide Shipping!" for 7-foot and 8-foot polar-bearskin rugs priced at $7,995 and $8,995. The fearsome...

...tour operators is that we can give them a chance to get on a traveler's itinerary before it is printed.'' The Web site offers a magazine and research section that helps consumers learn about Alaska before making travel decisions. Editorial...


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