Latest Nome Census Area, Alaska Stories
ZURICH, July 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of adventurers with the motto of "Follow Your Convictions" has set out to cross the Bering Strait by kiteboard, setting three world records in the process: 1. The first crossing of the Bering Strait by kiteboard. 2.
Group seeks environmental justice for the Indigenous Peoples of Alaska WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health will examine public exposures to toxic chemicals.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Diomede Corporation, a privately funded cloud storage service provider, announced its newest version of Diomede Storage (www.diomedestorage.com).
Hunters from Wainwright say that there is something big and strange floating through the Chukchi Sea between Wainwright and Barrow in the Arctic.
Royal Dutch Shellâ€™s Alaska manager said the company still intends to develop a major new source of production in the Arctic waters off the Alaskan coast despite last weekâ€™s decision from an appeals court in Washington, DC that ruled such activity to be illegal.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2008) - Millrock Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MRO) ("Millrock", or the "Company"), along with its partner Alix Resources Corp. ("Alix") is pleased to announce that drilling has been initiated at the Divide Project, north of Nome, Alaska.
By Anonymous When a town is in danger of disappearing, what course of action can it take? The town of Kivalina, Alaska, has decided to get reparations, by suing two dozen oil, power, and coal companies that it claims have brought about climatic changes that are threatening its existence.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the Bush administration's decision to let oil companies unintentionally harass or harm polar bears and walruses off the northwestern Alaska coast. The lawsuit filed in U.S.
The human journey from Asia to the New World was interrupted by a 20,000-year layover in Beringia, a once-habitable region that today lies submerged under the icy waters of the Bering Strait.
On Thursday, the Center for Biological Diversity filed to get the walrus listed under the Endangered Species Act because of the potential damage to the species caused by the effects of global warming on their habitat.
Walruses are large semi-aquatic mammals that live in the cold Arctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are 6 populations in the arctic and 2 or 3 subspecies exist. The Pacific walrus is slightly larger, with males weighing up to 4,180 lb (1,900 kg), but Atlantic males top out at 3,500 lb (1,600 kg). The walrus should not be confused with the elephant seal. Walruses are members of the order Carnivora and suborder (or alternatively super family) Pinnipedia. They are the only members in...
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