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2010-11-02 16:39:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported October operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported a 15.9 percent increase in traffic on a 9.1 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 4.8-point increase in load factor to 81.8 percent. Alaska also reported that 88.1 percent of its flights arrived on time in October 2010, a 2.3-point increase compared to...

2010-11-02 08:07:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state, getting endorsements from 24 state governments, to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as "National American Indian Heritage Month." Similar proclamations have been issued every year since 1994....

2010-10-26 13:31:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoPetro Resources Company ("GeoPetro", "we", "our" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: GPR) is pleased to announce that the LEA #1 exploration well located in the Cook Inlet of Alaska was spudded on October 21, 2010. Pursuant to the terms of the lease purchase and sale agreement with Linc Energy (Alaska) Inc., GeoPetro will receive a US $4.0 million payment from the proceeds of the first seventy-five percent (75%) of 8/8ths of any oil and gas production...

2010-10-26 13:49:27

As the ice-capped Arctic Ocean warms, ship traffic will increase at the top of the world. And if the sea ice continues to decline, a new route connecting international trading partners may emerge -- but not without significant repercussions to climate, according to a U.S. and Canadian research team that includes a University of Delaware scientist. Growing Arctic ship traffic will bring with it air pollution that has the potential to accelerate climate change in the world's northern reaches....

2010-10-13 08:09:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Small-ship line InnerSea Discoveries, sister company to American Safari Cruises, offers exhilarating cruises in Alaska in 2011 that go beyond the norm. Each of the four itineraries ranging from 7- to 14-nights is designed to take advantage of the wonder and wildlife that are hallmarks of the Alaskan wilderness. Rather than just being an observer, guests are invited to participate in daily included activities such as kayaking, hiking, stand-up paddle...

2010-10-05 19:46:00

JUNEAU, Alaska, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beard Company, 25% owner of Geohedral LLC, reported in its second quarter 2010 Operating Results that recent assays have failed to indicate commercial quantities of gold and silver in any of its 64,000 acres of claims in Alaska's Yakutat Forelands. Assays have also found significantly less magnetite (iron ore) and ilmenite than was previously publicized. In September of 2009, Geohedral announced a significant deposit of gold and silver...

2010-09-22 07:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Pacific Energy Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: ASKE) a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and technology company, today announced that the Company has filed its financial results for three and six month periods ended July 31, 2010 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and has made progress on several, pending development milestones. In early June 2010, the Company announced that it had entered into a purchase...

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2010-09-14 08:38:05

The Arctic Ocean is covered by a dynamic layer of sea ice that grows each winter and shrinks each summer, reaching its yearly minimum size each fall. While the 2010 minimum remains to be seen, NASA's Aqua satellite captured this snapshot on Sept. 3. How does the Aqua satellite "see" sea ice? Microwaves. Everything on Earth's surface -- including people -- emits microwave radiation, the properties of which vary with the emitter, thereby allowing the AMSR-E microwave sensor on Aqua to map the...

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2010-09-14 06:30:00

Melting sea ice in the southern Arctic Ocean has caused tens of thousands of walruses to come ashore in northwest Alaska. US federal scientists say the move to shore by these marine mammals is unusual for the United States- although this has happened at least twice before, in 2007 and 2009. In those years Arctic sea ice was also near record low levels. U.S. Geological Survey biologist Anthony Fischbach told The Associated Press (AP) in a phone interview that the walruses "stretch out for...

2010-09-02 17:59:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported a 10.0 percent increase in traffic on a 7.1 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 2.2-point increase in load factor to 86.5 percent. Alaska also reported that 88.7 percent of its flights arrived on time in August 2010, a 3.0-point increase compared to the 85.7...


Latest Arctic Ocean Reference Libraries

Arctic Ocean
2013-04-18 22:31:23

The Arctic Ocean which is located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the shallowest and smallest of the world’s five major oceanic divisions. The International Hydrographic Organization recognizes it as an ocean, although, some oceanographers consider it as the Arctic Mediterranean Sea or simply, the Arctic Sea, classifying it a Mediterranean sea or an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, the Arctic Ocean can be considered as the northernmost...

Baffin Bay
2013-04-18 13:21:50

Baffin Bay, which is located between Baffin Island and the southwest coast of Greenland, is a marginal sea of the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s connected to the Atlantic by Davis Strait and the Labrador Sea. A narrower Nares Strait connects the Baffin Bay with the Arctic Ocean. The Baffin Bay is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that is bordered by Baffin Island towards the west, Greenland towards the east, and Ellesmere Island towards the north. It is connected to the Atlantic through the Davis...

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2007-10-23 16:48:25

The Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus), or Square Flipper Seal, is a seal found in or near to the Arctic Ocean. Its most characteristic feature is the whiskers on its face. When dry, the whiskers curl up giving the bearded seal a raffish look. Other distinguishable features are the square fore-flippers and thick bristles pn their muzzles. Adults are grayish-brown in color, darker on the back, rarely with a few faint spots on the back or dark spots on the flanks. Occasionally the face and...

Arctic Circle
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...

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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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