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2014-10-21 16:21:44

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alaska Railroad is launching special midweek Aurora Winter Train departures starting on February 24 and continuing weekly through March 18. In addition to its regularly scheduled Saturday northbound and Sunday southbound services, the train will also head north from Anchorage to Fairbanks on Tuesdays and back south on Wednesdays. This midweek service conveniently coincides with most Alaska school spring breaks, as well as a number...

2014-10-02 16:20:50

Guests can save more than $650 in early booking savings and enjoy exclusive perks on 2015 Alaska Cruises and Cruisetours with Alaska Gold Rush Sale DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cruise travel retailer AlaskaCruises.com announced today the launch of their "Alaska Gold Rush" Sale. The biggest Alaska cruise sale of the year features an exciting array of exclusive offers for the 2015 Alaska cruise season. Photo -...

2014-09-26 20:21:06

VANCOUVER, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") reports that U.S. federal court in Alaska today granted a motion to dismiss the case by the Pebble Limited Partnership, State of Alaska and Alaska Peninsula Corporation challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") statutory authority to pre-emptively impose development restrictions on the Pebble Project prior to the submission of a...

2014-09-24 16:22:33

VANCOUVER, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") reports that U.S. federal court in Alaska today released an order recognizing that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has agreed not to take the next step to advance its Clean Water Act Section 404(c) regulatory process with respect to southwest Alaska's Pebble Project until at least January 2, 2015. Pebble Limited Partnership ("Pebble...

2014-08-06 12:23:09

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, 25 Alaskan students participated in hands-on internships through the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program's Summer Bridge component. To gain professional experience before they enroll in the University of Alaska in the fall, ANSEP Summer Bridge students had a rare opportunity to experience a career in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field, including engineering for an oil and gas company or...

2014-07-28 20:23:57

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Communication Inc. ("GCI")(NASDAQ:GNCMA) announced today the closing of the transaction between GCI's wholly-owned subsidiary, Denali Media Holdings, and Ketchikan TV, of Evergreen, Colo. The transaction grants GCI ownership of three CBS broadcast stations in Southeast Alaska: KXLJ in Juneau, KTNL in Sitka and KUBD in Ketchikan. The Federal Communications Commission granted authority to Denali Media Holdings in May to purchase...

2014-07-18 12:22:01

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Furie Operating Alaska, LLC ("Furie"), a growth-oriented independent oil & gas company, announced today the completion of a $160 million investment commitment from Energy Capital Partners Mezzanine Opportunities Fund. The investment will fund the build-out of infrastructure for the installation of an offshore natural gas production platform, marine pipeline, and onshore production facilities to bring proven natural gas reserves to...

2014-06-12 16:22:08

Survey also shows that 55% support EPA action in Bristol Bay ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group on behalf of Bristol Bay United finds that opposition to the Pebble Mine remains strong, with 62% of likely Alaskan voters opposing the mine and only 33% supporting it. The intensity gap is also stark; 47% are "strongly opposed" to the mine, while only 16% "strongly support" Pebble. Support crosses party lines, with 88%...

2014-05-29 23:04:46

GCI SchoolAccess Demonstrates Strong Commitment to Region, Provides Rich Educational Opportunities Anchorage, Alaska (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 GCI’s (NASDAQ:GNCMA) SchoolAccess, an organization created to meet the unique needs of Alaska’s students by leveraging technology and much-needed bandwidth to enhance the education process, today announced that five school districts in Southeast Alaska have selected GCI SchoolAccess to support their unique technology programs and deliver advanced...

2014-05-22 08:23:23

VANCOUVER, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") announces that the Pebble Limited Partnership ("Pebble Partnership" or "PLP") has filed suit in U.S. District Court for Alaska to halt a regulatory process initiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") under the Clean Water Act ("CWA"). PLP's complaint asserts that, in the absence of a permit application, EPA's Section 404(c)...


Latest Geography of Alaska Reference Libraries

Kodiak Bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi
2013-06-07 13:18:33

The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the American brown bear, the Kodiak brown bear, or the Alaskan grizzly bear, is a subspecies of the brown bear. It can be found in southwestern Alaska, on the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. Most coastal bears that occur in Alaska are called Kodiak bears, but the true Kodiak bear only inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. The Kodiak bear was first described as a distinct species by the taxonomist C.H. Merriam. Merriam...

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
2013-04-29 16:18:13

Wrangell- St. Elias National Park and Preserve is located in the southeastern portion of the American state of Alaska. The park holds 13,175,799 acres of land, divided between the park and preserve, which was once inhabited by Native Americans like the Ahtna and Tlingit peoples. Although Alaska was purchased by the United States in 1867, American citizens did not move into the area until the 1880’s, when gold was discovered in the Yukon Territory. It is thought that George Holt was the...

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 01:16:09

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is located in the southwestern portion of Alaska in the United States of America. The park holds 4,030,015 acres of land and water that was once inhabited by Native Americans, with the northern Athabaskans till residing there today. The first explore of European ancestry to visit the area was James Cook, a British Captain who visited the Cook Inlet in 1778. Americans began visiting the area in the 1890’s for trading purposes, by which time the once...

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,...

Denali National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 00:27:31

Denali National Park and Preserve is located in the center of the state of Alaska in the United States. The park holds 4,740,911 acres of land, of which 1,304,242 acres comprise the reserve.  The area was once inhabited by Native Americans including the Athna, Athabaskans, and Tanana peoples, among others. The establishment of the park began in 1907, when Charles Alexander Sheldon visited the area in order to study the Dall sheep and its level of endangerment from human encroachment. In...

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