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2008-09-19 09:00:21

First there was Alaska's Bridge to Nowhere, a pork-barrel project that eventually succumbed to public derision. Now comes the Izembek road - the Road to Nowhere - another boondoggle and a surefire environmental disaster. American taxpayers should not spend a dime on this project and Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, should make sure that they don't have to. The road would connect the remote fishing hamlet of King Cove on the Alaskan peninsula to an airport 25 miles away in the village...

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2005-08-09 05:35:02

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Southwest Alaska's sea otters, which came back from the brink of extinction in the 1800s, are facing another dramatic decline and could be named a "threatened" species as early as Tuesday. There are no clear answers why the population across a wide swath of Alaska has plummeted or how to reverse the decline, said Douglas Burn, leader of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's sea otter program. "It is a complex task, partly because we don't know with 100 percent certainty...


Latest Alaska Peninsula Reference Libraries

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 01:16:09

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is located in the southwestern portion of Alaska in the United States of America. The park holds 4,030,015 acres of land and water that was once inhabited by Native Americans, with the northern Athabaskans till residing there today. The first explore of European ancestry to visit the area was James Cook, a British Captain who visited the Cook Inlet in 1778. Americans began visiting the area in the 1890’s for trading purposes, by which time the once...

Katmai National Park And Preserve
2013-03-18 11:16:47

Katmai National Park and Preserve is located in southern Alaska and holds 4,093,077 acres of protected land, of which 3,473,000 acres of land is comprised of designated wilderness. In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill that made the area into a national monument. This was done in order to protect the area around Novarupta, a new volcano at the time that erupted and formed the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Despite the areas designation as a national monument, there were not many...

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