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Warm US West Cold East A 4000-Year Pattern

Warm US West, Cold East: A 4,000-Year Pattern

Lee Siegel, University of Utah Global warming may bring more curvy jet streams during winter Last winter's curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East. A University of Utah-led study...

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2014-04-16 12:24:05

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Dallas Safari Club, Bull Moose Sportsmen's Alliance, and others show strong support for protecting Bristol Bay WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 14 leading sportsmen's and conservation groups expressed their strong opposition to the Regulatory Fairness Act, which would halt the EPA's efforts to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska from the proposed Pebble Mine. The groups sent a letter outlining their concerns to the co-sponsors of...

2014-04-10 12:33:02

Kirk Wickersham, Creator of FSBO System, Returns to Former College in New Role ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- College is a great period of time for many people, and hopefully the start of a long, successful career. For Anchorage real estate expert Kirk Wickersham, his education has played a major role in his success, and his education began at the University of Alaska. The University of Alaska isn't a particularly large school, but the alumni have made a big...

2014-04-08 16:22:25

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the owner and publisher of Alaska Dispatch, has reached an agreement to purchase the Anchorage Daily News from The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI). Founded in 2008, Alaska Dispatch is an award-winning site at the forefront of the national movement toward independent online news. Alice Rogoff, a longtime supporter of journalism and a former chief financial officer of U.S. News and World Report, became the...

2014-04-08 16:22:20

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI) announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell the Anchorage Daily News to Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC for $34 million. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014. "The Anchorage Daily News is a profitable newspaper that makes us proud journalistically," said Pat Talamantes, McClatchy's president and CEO. "We weren't looking to sell the Daily News, but...

2014-04-08 08:21:19

TACOMA, Wash., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Fast Freight, Inc. and American Relocation Services, a division of American Fast Freight, Inc., are expanding and will be opening their newest and largest freestanding cargo terminal in all of Kodiak Island on May 2(nd), 2014. The American Fast Freight Kodiak Terminal is a 6000 square foot terminal built 2 miles from the Port of Kodiak and has direct and easy access for deliveries via 40 foot containers, flat racks and temperature...

2014-04-07 16:20:15

Specials include reduced rates, free third and fourth fares and shipboard beverage card SEATTLE, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Families looking to take an exciting vacation this summer or travelers looking for their next adventure can take advantage of Holland America Line's annual promotion on summer cruises. The "Summer on Sale" specials are available now and feature savings on select Europe, Canada/New England and Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys....

2014-04-07 12:29:54

Company Provides Wireless Network Capacity to Accommodate Large Crowds in the Alaskan Wilderness and Supplement Communications Support for Emergency Response Teams ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As thousands of people converge at Arctic Man, AT&T* has deployed a Cell on Wheels (COW) to provide mobile internet service, and accommodate the wireless network demands from the high concentrations of smartphone users expected in Summit, Alaska, and supplement the first-response...

2014-04-07 08:26:46

One million U.S. veterans returning from service are seeking careers - and they need our help NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12), American Corporate Partners (ACP), a national nonprofit organization that connects post-9/11 veterans to business professionals for career guidance, announced the launch of its new radio ad campaign featuring Jon Stewart and Sarah Palin actually agreeing on something. Stewart and Palin have teamed...

2014-04-07 08:23:30

VANCOUVER, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") reports that Rio Tinto has advised management that it intends to divest of its 19.1% shareholding in Northern Dynasty by way of gifting its shares to two Alaskan charitable foundations. This decision follows Rio Tinto's December 23, 2013 announcement of a strategic asset review, to include its shareholding in Northern Dynasty. Northern Dynasty...

2014-04-04 08:21:54

Enhancements are part of $100 million project to add cabin comforts and technology access SEATTLE, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will offer a new, customizable inflight entertainment option, bringing movies, TV and other content directly to customers' personal electronic devices onboard its flights by the end of the year. The enhancement is part of a $100 million investment that Alaska Airlines is making to upgrade the cabins of its 737-800, -900 and -900ER aircraft...


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Kodiak Bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi
2013-06-07 13:18:33

The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the American brown bear, the Kodiak brown bear, or the Alaskan grizzly bear, is a subspecies of the brown bear. It can be found in southwestern Alaska, on the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. Most coastal bears that occur in Alaska are called Kodiak bears, but the true Kodiak bear only inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. The Kodiak bear was first described as a distinct species by the taxonomist C.H. Merriam. Merriam...

Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
2013-06-03 13:23:12

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the grizzly, the North American brown bear, or the silvertip bear, is one of many subspecies of the brown bear. It is typically found in upland areas of western North America. Its range once extended from Canada to Mexico and even into the western shores of the Hudson Bay in the east. Its range has been reduced to many areas of Canada, Alaska, and northwestern areas of the United States including Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and...

Brown Bear, Ursus arctos
2013-05-17 22:30:23

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) can be found in North America and northern areas of Eurasia. There are sixteen recognized subspecies of the brown bear. This is the most widely distributed species of bear in the world, although its range is shrinking. Its range includes the Alaska and a few other areas of the United States, areas of Russia, and Romania and other areas of the Carpathian region, as well as Canada, Sweden, Finland, and the Balkans. The brown bear derives its common name from the...

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
2013-04-29 16:18:13

Wrangell- St. Elias National Park and Preserve is located in the southeastern portion of the American state of Alaska. The park holds 13,175,799 acres of land, divided between the park and preserve, which was once inhabited by Native Americans like the Ahtna and Tlingit peoples. Although Alaska was purchased by the United States in 1867, American citizens did not move into the area until the 1880’s, when gold was discovered in the Yukon Territory. It is thought that George Holt was the...

Spotted Seal
2013-04-29 16:12:21

The spotted seal (Phoca largha or Phoca vitulina largha), also known as the largha seal or simply the largha, is a “true seal” in the family Phocidae. It is native to northern areas of the Pacific Ocean and neighboring seas, preferring to reside on sea ice. Its range includes the continental shelf of the Okhotsk and Bering Seas, Chukchi, and Beaufort. Its southern range extends to the Yellow Sea. When it migrates, it can be found in the Sea of Japan and northern Huanghai. During the...

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