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2010-06-02 17:23:00

SEATTLE, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported May operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported a 10.7 percent increase in traffic on a 4.5 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 4.6-point increase in load factor to 81.4 percent. Alaska also reported that 91.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in May 2010, a 5.8-point increase compared to the 85.7 percent...

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2010-05-30 09:00:00

The state of Alaska is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service because of a controversial predator control program. At issue is the state's plan to kill wolves to preserve a caribou herd inside the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge on Unimak Island.  The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said it would start shooting wolves on Unimak to protect caribou calving grounds as part of its predator control program. Although the program is in place in at least six locations throughout...

2010-05-04 14:21:00

SEATTLE, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported April operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported a 7.3 percent increase in traffic on a 2.2 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 4.0-point increase in load factor to 82.9 percent. Alaska also reported that 90.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in April 2010, a 6.6-point increase compared to the 84.3...

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2010-04-28 09:50:00

The 2010 Operation IceBridge mission to the Arctic is nearing its halfway point and wrapping up flights with NASA's DC-8 research airplane. In just over four weeks since leaving Palmdale, Calif., on March 21, scientists and crew have flown 14 successful missions over the Arctic Ocean and the Greenland Ice Sheet. They have been in the air for more than 120 hours and have flown a distance greater than 1.5 times around the world. IceBridge project scientist Michael Studinger, from the Goddard...

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2010-04-08 06:48:59

The U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center reports that the extent of sea ice over the Arctic Ocean grew until the last day of March, which is the latest the annual melting season has begun in 31 years of satellite records. The center said in a statement on Wednesday that cold weather and winds from the north over the Bering Sea and Barents Sea meant the area of ocean covered by ice expanded through last month.  That is two days later than in 1999, the previous latest start to a melting...

2010-04-02 18:08:00

SEATTLE, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported March operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported a 2.9-point increase in load factor to 84.5 percent in March 2010, compared to 81.6 percent in March 2009, on a 2.2 percent increase in available seat miles (ASMs) compared to the prior-year period. Alaska also reported that 87.2 percent of its flights arrived on time...

2010-03-31 10:29:00

SEATTLE, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group today commended the Obama administration's decision to withdraw Bristol Bay from its national offshore energy plan and proceed cautiously with new U.S. Arctic Ocean oil and gas leases. "We thank President Obama and Interior Secretary Salazar for protecting Bristol Bay, one of the planet's richest marine ecosystems," said Marilyn Heiman, director of the Pew Environment Group's U.S. Arctic program. "Bristol Bay must be...

2010-03-09 08:15:00

Toronto Stock Exchange: ITF OTC BB: FGOVF VANCOUVER, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Freegold Ventures Limited ("Freegold") is pleased to announce the staking of 141 State of Alaska mining claims covering 15,360 acres adjacent to its Rob gold project in the Goodpaster Mining District, Alaska. These new claims bring the total Rob project land holdings to 19,600 acres in one of the most prospective mining districts in Alaska. The newly acquired lands sit between the Tibbs Creek and Serpentine...

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2010-03-01 14:20:00

A Stockholm research institute said Monday that China has started exploring how to reap economic and strategic benefits from the ice melting at the Arctic due to global warming. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said that Chinese officials have been cautious in expressing interest in the region for fear of causing alarm among the five countries bordering the Arctic. "The prospect of the Arctic being navigable during summer months, leading to both shorter...

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2010-02-19 07:38:04

In 2007, the Arctic lost a massive amount of thick, multiyear sea ice, contributing to that year's record-low extent of Arctic sea ice. A new NASA-led study has found that the record loss that year was due in part to the absence of "ice arches," naturally-forming, curved ice structures that span the openings between two land points. These arches block sea ice from being pushed by winds or currents through narrow passages and out of the Arctic basin. Beginning each fall, sea ice spreads across...


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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