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2012-02-20 04:39:39

Fossil fuel signature found in Alaskan ice New clues as to how the Earth's remote ecosystems have been influenced by the industrial revolution are locked, frozen in the ice of glaciers. That is the finding of a group of scientists, including Robert Spencer of the Woods Hole Research Center. The research will be published in the March 2012 issue of Nature Geoscience. Globally, glacier ice loss is accelerating, driven in part by the deposition of carbon in the form of soot or "black...

2011-06-29 10:44:00

YUMA, Ariz., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monkey Rock Group, (Pink Sheets: MKRO) has reorganized its top management and has restated its core mission to that of Mineral Producer, producing silver, gold and other metals. According to its recently published Information Statement (Form 14f) and 8 K, Monkey Rock has sold a controlling interest in the company to Nissi Mining for $149,000 plus assumption of certain liabilities. The reorganized company will be headed by Dexter Aspacio. Mr....

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.

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2009-12-24 09:05:00

Glaciers along the Gulf of Alaska are enriching stream and near shore marine ecosystems from a surprising source "“ ancient carbon contained in glacial runoff, researchers from four universities and the U.S. Forest Service report in the December 24, 2009, issue of the journal Nature*. In spring 2008, Eran Hood, associate professor of hydrology with the Environmental Science Program at the University of Alaska Southeast, set out to measure the nutrients that reach the gulf from five...

2008-09-29 18:00:29

JUNEAU, Alaska - The airport serving Alaska's capital city doesn't have to worry about bears coming around anytime soon. Juneau International Airport had to be evacuated Friday afternoon because of an accidental discharge of anti-bear spray. The chemical comes in a canister like pepper spray but is used to defend against attacking bears. Fire Chief Eric Mohrman says the spray spread through the building via the ventilation system. The terminal had to be cleared and the building aired...

2008-09-28 12:00:27

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The airport serving Alaska's capital city doesn't have to worry about bears coming around anytime soon. Juneau International Airport had to be evacuated Friday afternoon because of an accidental discharge of anti-bear spray. The chemical comes in a canister like pepper spray but is used to defend against attacking bears. Fire Chief Eric Mohrman says the spray spread through the building via the ventilation system. The terminal had to be cleared and the building...

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...

2008-06-27 12:02:55

Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE:CDE) (TSX:CDM) (ASX:CXC) today announced that the U.S. Supreme Court has granted the State of Alaska and Coeur Alaska's Petitions for a writ of certiorari to review a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision relating to the Kensington 404 tailings permit. The announcement came after the State of Alaska and Coeur Alaska both filed Petitions for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court in February asking for a review of the Ninth Circuit...

2008-06-22 15:00:10

By Carly Horton, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jun. 22--The Environmental Protection Agency has given the OK to proceed with a controversial $350 million Juneau Road and ferry project -- as long as two concerns are addressed. Both sides of the debate are calling the response a nod of approval. Those in favor of the proposed road believe it would provide construction jobs as well as long-term economic benefits in improved access in Southeast Alaska. Those who oppose the project...

2006-03-30 23:44:35

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday reinstated a permit needed for the construction of a gold mine north of Juneau, but environmentalists plan to fight the decision to allow waste to flow into a natural alpine lake. In November, the Corps suspended a permit to allow Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. to dump ore waste from the Kensington gold mine into the lake after environmentalists said the discharge would kill fish in the remote...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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