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EVANSTON, Ill., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Alaska increased 1.3% over the past twelve months according to the 2011 Alaska Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL.
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...
By Kevin Klott, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jun. 19--DEEP CREEK -- The halibut fishing got crazy around 5:30 Monday afternoon as the incoming tide began to slack in the icy waters of the Cook Inlet.
By Brandon Loomis, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jun. 6--SOLDOTNA -- Boaters on the Kenai River can rev up bigger, 50-horsepower motors starting next year because of a new state regulation that is supposed to make the river cleaner and safer.
Ash from a steadily erupting volcano in south-central Alaska wafted slowly toward the southern Kenai Peninsula and grounded flights to and from Kodiak Island on Monday. Scientists reported that hot, gaseous pyroclastic flows were seen coursing down the volcano's slopes.
ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - Rising temperatures in Alaska have sparked an unusual number of storms along the state's south-central coast this summer, officials say, and the multitude of lightning strikes and resulting fires have burned more than 1 million acres .
Kenai Fjords National Park is located in south-central Alaska along the Kenai Peninsula. The park holds 669,984 acres of protected land and is very near the city of Seward. It was named for its many fjords, which were created by moving glaciers that traveled through the Harding Icefield, one of America’s largest ice fields. There are at least 38 glaciers in the park with the largest being Bear Glacier. The efforts to establish the Kenai Fjords area as a national park began between the...
The Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) is present in North America in both saltwater and freshwater form. It is found throughout the polar regions and is the most northerly distributed of the char species. In Alaska, they are known only in the freshwater form. Arctic char are found in lakes in the Brooks Range, the Kigluaik Mountains, the Kuskokwim Mountains, the Alaska Peninsula, Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak Island, and in a small area of Interior Alaska near Denali Park. Like all chars, Arctic...
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.