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Interior looks at behind-the-scenes land swap to allow road through wilderness refuge.

The Interior Department is preparing to set asidea decades-old ban on development in federally protected wilderness areas by pursuing a controversial proposal to build a nearly 12-mile road through a wildlife refuge in Alaska.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Trilobites: It’s One of North America’s Quietest Places. Along Came a Bear.

When scientists salvaged recordings from a remote spot in a national park in Alaska, they heard footsteps, sniffs, huffs, a series of crunches, then silence.

- New York Times - US

Interior looks at behind-the-scenes land swap to allow road through wildlife refuge.

The deal with Alaska, to benefit a remote town, would ignore a decades-old ban on development in protected wilderness.

- Washington Post - US

Inside the complicated fight in Alaska for the right to eat sea blubber.

AP/Gregory BullOne afternoon in 2014, May Bernhardt, an 87-year-old Inupiat Eskimo with stringy gray hair, toothlessly chewed a banana. The fruit was perfectly ripe and a good source of fiber and potassium, but she hated it. Bernhardt lives in a nursing home in the Alaskan Arctic, and like the other Inupiat elders in the ...

- Business Insider - US

Interior looks at behind-the-scenes land swap to allow road through wilderness refuge.

The deal with Alaska, to benefit a remote town, would ignore a decades-old ban on development in protected areas.

- Washington Post - US

Voice of America: Soviet refugees plant American roots in former Russian land.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Russia's sale of Alaska to the United States. Alaska is one of the biggest US states in land size and one of the least populous, with less than three-quarters of a million residents. Among them is a group of people whose story is a classic American tale of The post Voice of America: ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Soviet Refugees Plant American Roots in Former Russian Land.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Russia's sale of Alaska to the United States. Alaska is one of the biggest US states in land size and one of the least populous, with less than three-quarters of a million residents. Among them is a group of people whose story is a classic American tale of religion and refuge in a ...

- Voice of America - US

Stossel: Baby Salmon Threatened?.

CNN reports that the Alaskan Pebble Mine will destroy the wilderness. Stossel exposed this as a lie two years ago.

- Reason.com - US

Stossel—Baby Salmon Threatened?: New at Reason.

CNN reports that the Alaskan Pebble Mine will destroy the wilderness. Stossel exposed this as a lie two years ago.

- Reason.com - US

US House Democrats strongly criticize proposed OCS policy changes.

Proposed US House legislation to extend federal offshore oil and gas revenue sharing to four Mid-Atlantic coastal states and Alaska drew strong fire from a House Natural Resources subcommittee’s Democrats because it also would let the US Interior secretary schedule Outer Continental Shelf lease sales that are not part ...

- OGJ - US

Family says man killed by Alaska officer had 7 bullet wounds.

The body of a man killed by an Alaska police officer during a routine traffic stop had seven bullet holes, including one contact wound under his left arm aimed at his lung and heart, his sister said Thursday.

- FOX News - US

14 summer experiences Alaskans live for

Epic experiences you can have over an Alaska summer!

- Matador Network - US

EarthScope's Transportable Array now spans Alaska, the last frontier

Seismic station A19K, it’s called, and it’s now at the edge of an abandoned airstrip far above the Arctic Circle. The nearest population center is 127 miles northeast in Utqiaġvik , the northernmost city in the United States. What a way to celebrate Earth Science Week, Oct. 8-14, 2017. The seismic station ...

- National Science Foundation - US

Their families are suffering in Puerto Rico; the Army needs them in Alaska

The devastation in Puerto Rico and lack of information from family has proved stressful and distracting to members of the Puerto Rico National Guard posted to Fort Greely.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Report: Zinke Attended Fundraisers While On Taxpayer-Funded Trips

During official trips throughout the U.S. on taxpayer-funded flights, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke also attended fundraisers for Republican lawmakers in Montana and Alaska, Politico reported Tuesday evening. The report raises additional questions about Zinke's travel habits as the Office of Government Ethics scolds Cabinet ...

- TPM News - US

Zinke's travels: Ski resort and Alaskan steakhouse

Two newly revealed political fundraising appearances by the Interior secretary add to questions about Trump Cabinet members' taxpayer-funded trips.

- POLITICO - US

Virgin America is going away, here's when it will become Alaska Air

Virgin AmericaVirgin America will soon be gone. According to an internal memo obtained by Flight Global, Virgin America will cease to exist on April 25, 2018. In December 2016, Alaska Airlines completed the acquisition of the boutique carrier for $2.6 billion. However, it is believed the total value of the deal, ...

- Business Insider - US

A seven day cruise of Alaska with Inside Passage

There's a scientific explanation for the amazing blue colour of glaciers and the various chunks of ice that break off of them; something to do with refraction of light and all that jazz. Frankly, I couldn't care less. 

- Stuff - NZ

Lt. Gov. Mallott's denial of pro-fisheries measure overruled

JUNEAU, Alaska — An Anchorage judge has overruled Lt. Gov. Bryon Mallott's rejection of a proposed ballot measure that calls for improved vetting of all construction projects that impact salmon streams, and attempts to declare all Alaska waterways as…

- Billings Gazette - US

Children's health insurance expired nearly two weeks ago, and the Republican Congress doesn't care

Campaign Action States across the nation are eyeing their budgets—and their children's health programs—with trepidation, hoping they've got enough funding to last until Congress finally gets its act together and reauthorizes the program which expired at the end of September. Eleven states only have a few months of ...

- Daily Kos - US

Researchers look for ancient trade routes at the bottom of the Mediterranean

A team of researchers from Canada are retracing the paths of Bronze Age Mediterranean traders by studying ancient anchorages along the coast of Cyprus.

- UPI - US

6.6-magnitude quake strikes off Alaska

However, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not immediately issue any warnings.

- The Hindu - IN

Alaska antenna to improve NASA's space communications system

NASA unveiled a new space communications antenna at the Alaska Satellite Facility in Fairbanks this week. The AS-2 will retrieve data from NASA's spacecraft.

- UPI - US

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