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2009-11-16 12:15:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Project Federal Coordinator Drue Pearce today issued the following statement: "Today I announce my intention to step down as the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects effective January 3, 2010. The President requested my resignation. "It has been an honor to stand up a new federal agency and to serve as the first Federal Coordinator. I am a...

2009-11-03 17:26:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 3 /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 an increase in load factor to 77.0 percent in October 2009, compared to 73.6 percent in October 2008, on a 1.6 percent decline in available seat miles (ASMs) compared to the prior-year period. Alaska also reported that 85.8 percent of its flights arrived on time in...

2009-10-27 18:11:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Evergreen Films announced today that the company has signed a development deal with New York Times bestselling author Dana Stabenow to bring her popular Kate Shugak, Alaska P.I. mystery series to television. Through cutting edge production techniques previously reserved for theatrical films, Evergreen promises to show Alaska, the setting for the Shugak stories, as it has never been seen before. "The ability to create a realistic portrayal of...

2009-10-26 05:00:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Crest Mines, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GCMN) would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on its mineral properties. Gold Crest Mines is a junior mining exploration company focused on exploration for gold in the State of Alaska. The Company controls prospective mineral properties in Alaska which have undergone various phases of exploration over the last three field seasons. Based upon the work completed to date on these...

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2009-10-23 13:00:00

President Obama designated more than 200,000 square miles in Alaska and off its coast as "critical habitat" for polar bears on Thursday, an action that could add restrictions to future offshore drilling for oil and gas, The Associated Press reported. Under federal law, agencies are restricted from taking actions that may adversely affect critical habitat and interfere with polar bear recovery. "It is a step in the right direction to help polar bears stave off extinction, while recognizing...

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2009-10-07 09:22:56

U.S. satellite measurements show Arctic sea ice extent in 2009 "“ the area of the Arctic Ocean covered by floating ice "“ was the third lowest since satellite measurements were first made in 1979. The ice area at minimum was an increase from the past two years, but still well below the average for the past 30 years. Arctic sea ice reached its minimum extent around September 12. According to scientists affiliated with the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), sea ice coverage...

2009-10-06 14:24:10

Remains On Downward Trend Despite a slight recovery in summer Arctic sea ice in 2009 from record-setting low years in 2007 and 2008, the sea ice extent remains significantly below previous years and remains on a trend leading toward ice-free Arctic summers, according to the University of Colorado at Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center. According to the CU-Boulder center, the 2009 minimum sea ice extent was the third lowest since satellite record-keeping began in 1979. The past five...

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2009-09-22 10:37:17

U.S. home prices rose 0.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from June to July, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said Tuesday. The agency downgraded its previous estimate from a 0.5 percent increase in June to a 0.1 percent increase. In the past year from July U.S. home prices dropped 4.2 percent, the agency said. Prices in July were 10.5 percent below the peak reached in April 2007. Price adjustments varied across the country in July, reaching a high of 1.6 percent in the Pacific...

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2009-09-19 07:20:00

This summer's melt of Arctic sea ice might not have been quite as bad as the past two years, but satellite images reveal that it has now had the third biggest melt in 30 years, according to U.S. government scientists. The announcement was made on Thursday by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, which reported that the Arctic sea ice pack had reached its yearly minimum just last Saturday. It will not begin to grow again until fall begins. As of last Saturday, the sea ice only covered...

2009-09-18 07:24:37

Results point to potential use of microbes in offshore oil and gas exploration A team of scientists led by U of C grad Casey Hubert has detected high numbers of heat loving, or thermophilic, bacteria in subzero sediments in the Arctic Ocean off the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen. The bacterial spores might provide a unique opportunity to trace seepages of fluids from hot sub-seafloor habitats, possibly pointing towards undiscovered offshore petroleum reservoirs. These thermophiles exist in...


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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'