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2008-07-13 15:00:24

By Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 13--Alaska's state gas development authority published a request for proposals June 30 for pipeline route assessments for a 70-mile spur pipeline connecting the small Gubik gas field on the North Slope with a large-diameter gas pipeline that is proposed to be built along the trans-Alaska oil pipeline corridor south from Prudhoe Bay. Gubik is in the Brooks Range foothills southwest of Prudhoe Bay. Gas was discovered there in early...

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Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 00:32:01

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is located in the most northern area of Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle. The park holds 8,472,506 acres of land and is the second largest national park in the United States. The area was once inhabited by nomadic Native American tribes, including the Nunamuit and the Gwich'in peoples. Evidence of these tribes has been found that dates back as far back as 12,500 years ago. The first American explorers to visit the region in nineteenth century,...

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Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'