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2011-05-13 14:52:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ASRC today filed suit against the Department of the Interior over its unprecedented designation of more than 187,000 square miles as critical habitat for polar bears on Alaska's North Slope, an area larger than the state of California. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is joined by the North Slope Borough and a coalition of Alaska Native groups from the North Slope and Northwest and Alaska in seeking judicial relief for the department's...

2010-10-07 12:45:00

BARROW, Alaska, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- After the US Fish & Wildlife Service announced a plan to conduct a series of reviews of ANWR to determine if more areas should be designated as wilderness, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation joins Alaska's congressional delegation in opposing the move. The review includes the coastal plain, also known as the 1002 area, which is believed to hold a mean estimate of 10.6 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation owns title...

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2006-06-20 07:35:00

By Daisuke Wakabayashi BARROW, Alaska -- As mayor of Alaska's oil-rich North Slope Borough, Edward Itta understands that developing the region's energy resources can pay for better schools and much-needed infrastructure improvements. But Itta also sees how greed for oil money can break down local Inupiat Eskimo culture and traditions that date back thousands of years and lead to drug use and other ills found in a modern society. Having to walk a fine line to balance those two forces, the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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