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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.

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2005-08-09 05:35:02

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.


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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cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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