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2014-08-06 12:23:09

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, 25 Alaskan students participated in hands-on internships through the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program's Summer Bridge component. To gain professional experience before they enroll in the University of Alaska in the fall, ANSEP Summer Bridge students had a rare opportunity to experience a career in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field, including engineering for an oil and gas company or...

Drone Captures Stunning Video Of Ice Caves In Alaska's Mendenhall Glacier
2014-03-26 09:24:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using a ‘quadcopter’ drone and a GoPro camera, a film crew from Los Angeles has captured breathtaking views of the ice caves that wind their way through Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier. The rapid melting of this glacier means that similar footage could be unattainable in just a few years. “For me it was the raw beauty and power of the glacier that really inspired me to film the glacier,” Christopher Carson, a producer for...

2013-12-06 23:23:55

As they complete their PhDs, a team of Stanford graduate students is creating Inian Islands Institute, a field school dedicated to a unique brand of sustainability education at an amazing coastal property in the heart of the Alaskan Wilderness. Palo Alto, California and Inian Islands, Alaska (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 A group of four Stanford environmental science graduate students, led by Southeast Alaska native Zachary Brown, has launched a fundraising campaign to build a field...

Yellow-cedar Are Dying In Alaska: Scientists Now Know Why
2012-02-02 05:00:32

Yellow-cedar, a culturally and economically valuable tree in southeastern Alaska and adjacent parts of British Columbia, has been dying off across large expanses of these areas for the past 100 years. But no one could say why–until now. "The cause of tree death, called yellow-cedar decline, is now known to be a form of root freezing that occurs during cold weather in late winter and early spring, but only when snow is not present on the ground," explains Pacific Northwest Research...

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2011-07-30 06:10:00

The remains of a rare, prehistoric marine reptile that was discovered by Alaskan scientists is being called the most complete fossil representation of this creature ever located in North America, according to Daily Mail and Reuters reports on Friday. According to the Daily Mail newspaper, the remains are of a nearly-complete thalattosaur, which is a three-to-ten foot long sea creature, with a long, flat tail, which had died out approximately 200 million years ago. They note that the fossils...

2009-10-22 09:28:00

Ad asks for rainforest's protection under national roadless rule WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group and 10 other conservation organizations called on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today to stop two controversial timber sales in roadless areas of Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest, one of the last intact temperate rainforests in the world. The groups asked Vilsack to honor President Barack Obama's commitment to uphold the 2001 Roadless...

2009-05-28 15:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Danowitz, director of the Pew Environment Group's U.S. public lands program, today issued the following statement on the Obama administration's announcement of a "time out" on new activity in undeveloped national forests protected by the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule, including Alaska's Tongass National Forest. Currently, the policy's legal status is uncertain due to legal challenges and efforts by the Bush administration to replace...

2008-10-15 15:00:07

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Communication, Inc. (GCI) announced it has significantly increased Internet speeds in Ketchikan. The increased speeds are available through a service called Xtreme, and will be available following the recent $33 million fiber optic cable investment that connected Ketchikan to the United West cable line stretching from Seattle to Southcentral Alaska. According to Miguel Torres, Ketchikan System Manager, the improvements will...


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George Washington And Jefferson National Forests
2013-11-27 15:25:38

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are U.S. National Forests that join to create one of the largest areas of public land in the Eastern US. They cover 1.8 million acres of land in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. About 1 million acres of the forest are remote and undeveloped. About 139,461 acres have been designated as wilderness areas, which eliminates any future development. Washington National Forest was established on May 16th of...

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