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Live Webcams Give Unique View Of Alaskan Bears Fishing For Salmon
2012-07-25 08:50:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New webcams have been set up for the Internet public's viewing, and this time they are capturing the iconic scene of bears snatching their lunch out of a river. Explore.org set up live HD video streams of giant brown bears in Alaska catching salmon in Katmai National Park. Anyone with an Internet connection can now watch these bears catching their dinner by typing "explore.org/bears" in their browser. The Brooks Falls cam is...

2011-05-24 12:52:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Communication, Inc. released the following statement regarding the National Transportation Safety Board's hearing on the plane crash last August. "Today's meeting concluded the NTSB's investigation of the airplane accident of August 9, 2010 near Dillingham, Alaska. The effects of that event are still felt every day by those who lost loved ones and friends, as well as those who responded with courage to provide aid to the survivors....

2011-05-02 22:55:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoPetro Resources Company (NYSE Amex: GPR) ("GeoPetro", "we", "our" or the "Company") announced that Linc Energy (Alaska) Inc. ("Linc"), the Operator of the Alaska Leases in the Cook Inlet region, reported today that the drilling and testing of the LEA #1 well, located in the Point MacKenzie Block of the Cook Inlet Basin, has been completed. Three sandstone targets were tested separately. Although encouraging gas shows were encountered while...

2011-02-23 07:00:00

KELOWNA, BC, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/gold-medal-plates/and-the-winner-is-martin-juneau-from-newtown-restaurant /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: The photo accompanying this social media release is also available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/ SOURCE Gold Medal Plates Inc.

2008-07-27 15:00:35

By Margaret Bauman, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 27--A clean water initiative on the Aug. 26 statewide election ballot to limit the discharge of certain toxic pollutants into state's waterways, has become a focal point in increasingly heated debates on the future of Alaska mining. Proponents and opponents of Proposition 4 agree on one thing: the outcome of this vote will affect development of the Pebble prospect, a massive proposed copper, gold and molybdenum mining venture...

2008-07-23 15:01:19

By Melodie Wright, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jul. 23--WASILLA -- After lessons in compass etiquette and plant identification, about 30 Girl Scouts headed into the woods adjacent to the Wasilla Multi-Use Sports Complex. Led by Joe Sylvia and Michelle Winsor, instructors with the North America Outdoor Institute, the girls tested out their new knowledge by choosing a reference point and learned to keep the "dog in the doghouse" -- or the needle between two compass points. Filming it...

2008-07-16 12:01:29

By Indian Country Today, Oneida, N.Y. Jul. 16--SITKA, Alaska -- Most people know they need to eat healthier food and get more physical activity each day, but they don't know where to start. A community wellness advocate can help people make these healthy lifestyle changes. The award-winning CWA training program is recruiting for fall classes, and new students need to schedule an interview by Aug. 5 to reserve a spot in the program. The CWA training program is a cooperative effort...

2008-07-04 12:00:15

By Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jul. 4--MAT-SU -- Persisting dry and windy conditions in the Mat-Su have caused the Alaska Division of Forestry to temporarily suspend all area burn permits until further notice. The division has also issued a red flag warning for the Copper River Basin because of the conditions and urges people to use caution while using cooking or warning fires over the weekend. The burn permit suspension includes burn barrels. Residents can get more information about...

2008-06-30 09:03:36

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A 14-year-old girl riding in a mountain bike race was attacked in the dark of night by a bear Sunday and severely injured, but she was able to make a brief 911 call that eventually resulted in her rescue. The girl suffered head, neck, torso and leg wounds. She underwent surgery and was in critical condition Sunday afternoon at Providence Alaska Medical Center, police said. "The local bear expert said it's probably a sow grizzly," said Cleo Hill, a spokeswoman for...


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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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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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