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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...

Aleutian Island Volcano Erupts
2012-06-21 06:56:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com If the Cleveland Volcano had any neighbors, then it decided to wake them up on Tuesday when the volcano shot off a thin cloud of ash several miles into the sky. The Alaska Volcano Observatory reported that the 5,676-foot volcano on the uninhabited island had an explosive eruption at about 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday. A pilot flying in the area estimated the ash cloud rose to 35,000 feet above sea level, according to the observatory. However, Stephanie...

2011-03-28 07:01:00

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Miller Energy Resources ("Miller") (Nasdaq: MILL) a high growth oil and natural gas exploration, production and drilling company announced the commencement of operations to bring its Osprey offshore oil platform, located in the Cook Inlet of Alaska, out of lighthouse mode. Miller's wholly owned subsidiary, Cook Inlet Energy, LLC, ("CIE" or "Cook Inlet Energy") led by CEO David Hall, has completed its planning and received the necessary...

2010-11-01 12:36:00

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Miller Petroleum, Inc. dba Miller Energy Resources ("Miller") (Nasdaq Global Market: MILL) a high growth oil and natural gas exploration, production and drilling company announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Cook Inlet Energy, LLC has obtained approval for a three year extension of the Susitna Basin Exploration License No. 2, ADL 390078 which encompasses 471,474 acres. The license makes up the majority of Miller's and Cook...

2010-08-18 17:16:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Blues band Champagne and Temporary Saint will play a live concert onboard the Alaska Railroad providing a complementing soundtrack to the scenic Chugach Forest, passing glaciers and wildlife. The special Blues Train is a tour package from the Alaska Railroad and Blues Central that runs from Anchorage to Seward on Sept. 18 and kicks off a blues weekend of dancing and dining. Each year the Alaska Railroad wraps up its summer passenger season by...

2010-03-01 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoPetro Resources Company ("GeoPetro", "we", "our" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: GPR) is pleased to announce detailed information on the sale of its Cook Inlet Project to Linc Energy (Alaska) Inc. The Cook Inlet Project Over the past five years, GeoPetro has acquired a 100% working interest in approximately 123,000 acres onshore in the Cook Inlet region of Alaska (the "Alaska Leases"). The leasehold position consists of two separate...

2009-12-16 07:34:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- If you have an Alaska traveler on your gift list, here's a stocking suffer on steroids: the Great Alaskan TourSaver. (http://www.toursaver.com) This compact guide features more than 130 travel deals: flights, cruises, lodges, fishing, whale-watching, adventures -- the works. With more than $26,000 in 2-for-1 values, the book (retail price: $99.95) can pay for itself after using just ONE coupon. TourSaver is a must-have Alaska travel vacation guide...

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2009-07-01 08:45:00

Alaska's Mount Redoubt has gradually slowed down in activity since the last eruption three months ago. The Alaska Volcano Observatory said on Tuesday that seismic activity has calmed down and the eruptions may have stopped. The observatory has dropped the alert levels for the areas around the mountain. Several eruptions starting in March interrupted air traffic and covered Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula and Wasilla with ash. Due to prior events, geologists felt that the eruptions would be...

2009-06-21 14:40:43

The salmon population in the Gulf of Alaska has been dwindling as Pacific Ocean currents shift, Alaskan fisheries biologists say. The Anchorage Daily News said Saturday the Pacific decadal oscillation may be to blame for an increase in cooler waters in the Gulf of Alaska, where king salmon fishermen have struggled for two straight years. Changing water temperatures have also been blamed for the poor king salmon catches at Canada's Kodiak Island, Susitna Valley and Kenai Peninsula. As an...

2009-05-12 15:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Alaska's 50th anniversary of statehood, the best Alaska tours avoid crowds and mega-cruises in favor of small-group, off-the-beaten-track adventure travel and grizzly bear tours. Natural Habitat Adventures' award-winning ecotours reveal rare access to a wildly authentic insiders' experience reminiscent of Alaska's early days as a state in three separate Alaskan odysseys, including a 2009 National Geographic Traveler "Tour of a Lifetime"...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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