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2008-08-03 15:00:21

By Margaret Bauman, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Aug. 1--ANCHORAGE -- The Alaska state Senate, in a 14-5 vote on Friday, approved an exclusive license for TransCanada Corp. to permit, develop and build a 1,715-mile natural gas pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to the Alberta Hub in Canada. The TransCanada Alaska gasline would be the largest construction project in the history of North America, capable of shipping 4.5 billion cubic feet per day through the 48-inch diameter...

2008-08-03 15:00:21

By Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Aug. 3--Things are still going gangbusters in Alaska's North Slope oil patch and oil service contractors engaged in oil field maintenance and support work are busier than ever. Bed space is still extremely tight, as are seats on airplanes ferrying workers to and from the Slope. About 14,400 people were at work on oil and gas projects in May, the latest period for which statistics were available from the state Department of Labor and...

2008-08-03 15:00:16

By Rob Stapleton, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Aug. 3--A group of Alaska aviation enthusiasts are working to promote aviation and to maintain and restore vintage military aircraft. The Commemorative Air Force has a local chapter, called a wing, and is looking for new members. "Right now we have about 25 members and we are looking for others who are interested in being part of a wing that has a goal of attracting more people to aviation," said Suellyn Novak, a retired Air Force...

2008-08-03 15:00:12

By Laine Welch, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Aug. 3--"Lackluster" best describes Alaska's salmon season so far, and catches are likely to come up short when it is all over. Fishery managers projected a 132 million salmon harvest for 2007, but catches in late July totaled just 66 million fish past the midpoint of the season. "I would say that we will be fortunate to make the forecast, but pinks could make up for a lot quickly," said Geron Bruce, deputy director of the state...

2008-07-27 15:00:39

By Margaret Bauman, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 27--An independent expert in petroleum issues said July 22 that an ad hoc oversight group is needed to ensure that the state retains a pro-active posture in efforts to assure low tariffs on the proposed natural gas pipeline. What is at stake for Alaska is control over major producers that seek to control pipeline terms so that they can determine the course of North Slope development without competition from other companies --...

2008-07-27 15:00:35

By Margaret Bauman, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 27--A clean water initiative on the Aug. 26 statewide election ballot to limit the discharge of certain toxic pollutants into state's waterways, has become a focal point in increasingly heated debates on the future of Alaska mining. Proponents and opponents of Proposition 4 agree on one thing: the outcome of this vote will affect development of the Pebble prospect, a massive proposed copper, gold and molybdenum mining venture...

2008-07-27 15:00:32

By Rob Stapleton, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 27--State aviation officials, responding to concerns of airlines operating at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, have modified plans for a connecting corridor, trimming costs by $15 million. The Airport Operating Center was initially billed as a $46 million project to connect the Domestic South Terminal and the North International Terminal with an enclosed walkway corridor, and a new 911-dispatch center. Costs have...

2008-07-27 15:00:32

By Rob Stapleton, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 27--A lone Russian operator of the only air service between Anchorage and the Russian Far East says the flight is slowly attracting more passengers, and seasonal flights will continue through mid-September. Officials from the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and the World Trade Center Alaska were on hand to greet the flight July 7 when Vladivostok Air's first flight to Anchorage from Petropavlosk. Since 2001, when...

2008-07-27 15:00:26

By Margaret Bauman, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 27--A new federal/state visitor center in the planning stages for an area near Tok, just 91 miles from the Canadian border, has moved another step forward toward welcoming upward of 100,000 visitors annually. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said July 11 that they recently purchased 8.3 acres of private land along the Alaska Highway, about a mile east of the junction of the Alaska and the Glenn highways. The...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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