Latest North Slope Borough, Alaska Stories

2011-08-01 11:01:00

Technology and economics drive notable increases in U.S. oil production, but report cites regulatory challenges as potential impediments to future growth WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) issued original analysis today examining the drivers and impacts of the recent surge in U.S. oil production. The report finds that high oil prices and innovative development techniques are combining to place substantial new resources on the table...

2011-07-27 15:23:38

Scientists say a tundra fire in the circumpolar arctic released about as much carbon into the atmosphere as the tundra has stored in the previous 50 years. The study, published in the July 28 issue of Nature, of the Anaktuvuk River fire on Alaska's North Slope revealed just how quick a single tundra fire can offset or reverse a half-century worth of soil-stored carbon. "Fire has been largely absent from tundra for the past 11,000 or so years, but the frequency of tundra fires is increasing,...

2011-06-16 10:56:00

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation designed to speed the opening of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska to production of oil and natural gas should be approved as part of a larger effort to make more U.S. energy resources available to serve the American people, the president of NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, testified today before a congressional committee. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM60639LOGO) NPRA...

2011-05-13 14:52:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ASRC today filed suit against the Department of the Interior over its unprecedented designation of more than 187,000 square miles as critical habitat for polar bears on Alaska's North Slope, an area larger than the state of California. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is joined by the North Slope Borough and a coalition of Alaska Native groups from the North Slope and Northwest and Alaska in seeking judicial relief for the department's...

2011-04-01 16:19:00

GIRDWOOD, Alaska, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AlaskaDispatch.com, the State's leading source of news and commentary, is convening business decision-makers interested in participating in the first-ever domestic investment and policy summit focused on the American Arctic. The Arctic Imperative: Cooperation, Investment, Development will take place on June 19-21, 2011 at the Alyeska Resort in the majestic Chugach Mountains, a short distance from Anchorage, Alaska. The goal of the summit is...

2011-03-11 09:34:35

A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society reveals the critical importance of western Arctic Alaska's Teshekpuk Lake region to tens of thousands of birds that breed in the area during the brief, but productive arctic summers, and makes clearer the case for permanent protection of the area. Results of the four-year study"”the first to look at the full suite of bird species from around the world that descend on the Teshekpuk Lake region"”showed that the region contains some of...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.