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...from destruction: Whales and forests. At that time, whale oil was being extensively used for lamp oil and for candles...industry until the '50s when it was revived to harvest whale oil to make margarine. When technological innovation allowed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050101/Ope_TurnOil.shtml
Got Vitamin D?

...out of the year, there is an abundance of vitamin D all around. Fish contain high amounts of vitamin D, along with whale oil and mushrooms. However, as technology advanced the food supply changed - and with it our eating habits. Many Alaskans...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032510/loc_596108209.shtml
News
Sperm whales awe and vex Alaska fishermen

...000 whales a year. The development of petroleum products led to the decline of the industry. New uses for sperm-whale oil caused a post-World War II whaling boom and about 30,000 animals were killed each year. Commercial sperm whaling...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062203/out_whale.shtml
Outdoors
Bowhead whale population rebounds

...commercial whaling in the Western Arctic. Detailed historical whaling accounts, and records of the quantity of bowhead whale oil marketed, offer insight to the number of whales harvested. The pre-whaling population of bowheads has been estimated...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101203/out_whales.shtml
Outdoors
My Turn: It's not yet the end of the oil age

...dollars) barrel of oil. At precisely that moment, the age of petroleum will come to an end, just as the iron, bronze, whale oil, kerosene, etc. ages came to their ends, only to be replaced by some other age. The irrational fear of running out...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111401/opE_myturn.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Search on for lost whaling fleet 8/10/98

...whaling fleet far north, into treacherous waters, in 1871. As petroleum had become more widely available in the 1860s, whale oil prices fell. That meant captains needed to catch more whales to make a profit for their ship owners. As the slaughter...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081098/whalers.html
Chukchi Sea sale draws record bids, protesters

...of 13 degrees below zero, holding signs that read, "Chill the Drills," "Don't spoil my dinner" and "I prefer whale oil." "My worst fear is that they have an oil spill," said George Kingik, the former mayor of Point Hope, an Inupiat...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020808/sta_245093256.shtml
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