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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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2009-08-31 11:10:00

Researchers disprove theory that natural coal deposits are the source of environmental pollutionAnchorage/Leipzig. Contaminants from natural coal deposits in the Gulf of Alaska are not easily bioavailable, unlike the crude oil from the Exxon Valdez tanker catastrophe. This clearly disproves the theory that natural coal deposits were the cause of observed environmental damage. PAH pollutants were blamed for the continuing degradation of the ecosystem off the coast of Alaska. Then a dispute...

2009-08-07 10:05:36

The shrinking of three U.S. glaciers raises concerns about rising sea levels and the future availability of fresh drinking water, scientists said. Climate change is shrinking the ice at an accelerated rate on the South Cascade Glacier in Washington state, the Wolverine Glacier on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula and the Gulkana Glacier in interior Alaska, The McClatchy Newspapers reported Friday. The three glaciers, known as benchmark glaciers, have shown a rapid and sustained retreat, U.S....

2009-06-30 16:01:42

U.S. oil giant Exxon Mobil said it would not attempt an appeal of the $1 billion damages it was ordered to pay in the wake of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Earlier this month, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered Exxon Mobil Corp. to pay $1 billion, including $507.5 million in punitive damages and $470 million in interest accrued on the penalty. Exxon has already begun paying the punitive damages, but was considering an appeal on the interest payments, the Anchorage...

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2009-03-25 07:00:00

Reflecting back on the Exxon Valdez oil spill, eyewitness and conservationist Dennis Kelso recalled "a thick pancake of shiny black" covering the still waters of Prince William Sound.  As Alaska's environment conservation chief at the time of the ecological disaster, 20 years ago today, Kelso's experience offers valuable lessons for any future Arctic oil initiatives. After the spill, it fell to Kelso to enforce clean-up standards around the Valdez as it leaked oil into important fishing...

2009-03-23 16:08:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty years ago tomorrow, the single-hulled Exxon Valdez oil tanker collided with the Bligh Reef in Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine and ecologically significant Prince William Sound. The massive spill - caused by human error and lack of oversight - ruined one of America's most treasured natural areas and caused the deaths of millions of animals. Some species are still unrecovered and the environment remains...

2009-03-19 10:42:20

WWF renews calls for a time-out on offshore oil drilling Two decades after the Exxon Valdez oil spill devastated a vast stretch of the Alaskan coast, governments and industry in the Arctic would be unable to effectively manage a large oil spill, according to a new report by World Wildlife Fund. As the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill approaches on March 24, WWF renewed its call for a time-out on new offshore oil development in the Arctic until technologies improve to ensure adequate...

2009-01-07 07:52:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Fishing, rafting, flightseeing and luxury accommodations -- they're all 2-for-1 this year as Alaska destinations offer up deals for summertime travel. Here's a list of the state's Top 10 destinations, now available at 2-for-1 savings, when travelers have a copy of the all-new 2009 edition of Great Alaskan TourSaver. 10. Bering Sea Crab Boat Tour in Ketchikan, as seen on "Deadliest Catch." This great hands-on tour gives travelers the chance to watch...

2008-11-12 09:00:40

Energy Solutions International has announced that its PipelineManager modeling and leak detection application has been selected by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company to serve as the foundation for leak detection and slack flow monitoring on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System's (TAPS) complexity stems from the severe elevation changes over the 800-mile pipeline, which runs from the North Slope to Valdez and crosses three mountain ranges and more than 800...

2008-11-11 12:00:22

Energy Solutions International, Inc. (ESI), a world-leading supplier of software solutions that optimize operational and commercial performance of oil and gas pipelines, announced that its PipelineManager(R) modeling and leak detection application has been selected by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company to serve as the foundation for leak detection and slack flow monitoring on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), one of the largest and most complex pipeline systems in the world. TAPS'...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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