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2011-09-14 18:27:47

Personal interviews with Alaska Natives in the Yukon River Basin provide unique insights on climate change and its impacts, helping develop adaptation strategies for these local communities. The USGS coordinated interviews with Yup'ik hunters and elders in the villages of St. Mary's and Pitka's Point, Alaska, to document their observations of climate change. They expressed concerns ranging from safety, such as unpredictable weather patterns and dangerous ice conditions, to changes in...

2011-05-24 00:00:30

TERRA-SW today announced the arrival of barges carrying the material and equipment needed to continue construction this summer to extend terrestrial broadband service to Bristol Bay and the Y-K Delta. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 TERRA-Southwest (TERRA-SW) today announced the arrival of barges carrying the material and equipment needed to continue construction this summer to extend terrestrial broadband service to Bristol Bay and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (Y-K Delta). TERRA-SW is...

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2011-02-25 06:15:00

The oldest human remains ever discovered in sub-Arctic North America have been unearthed in a newly excavated archaeological site in Alaska, scientists said on Thursday. The skeletal remains appear to be those of a 3-year-old child buried some 11,500 years ago, and could provide rare insight into the burial practices of Ice Age peoples and the lives of early settlers who crossed from Asia to the New World, the scientists said. The remains were discovered in an ancient fire pit within an...

2010-09-08 13:50:06

By Carin Stephens A University of Alaska Fairbanks fisheries scientist has teamed up with Alaska Power and Telephone to study how a new power-generating turbine affects fish in the Yukon River. So far, the news looks good for the fish. "In the brief testing that we have been able to accomplish, we have no indication that the turbine has killed or even injured any fish," said Andrew Seitz, project leader and assistant professor of fisheries. Alaska Power and Telephone installed the in-stream...

2010-01-22 08:29:00

VANCOUVER, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Freegold Ventures Limited -ITF: TSX ("Freegold") and Western Standard Metals Ltd. - WSM: TSX.V ("Western Standard") and are pleased to announce that they have signed an Option Agreement whereby Western Standard may earn a 50% interest in the Vinasale gold project ("Project") located in central Alaska. The Project is located in the Kuskokwim Mineral Belt, a northeast trending belt of intrusion related gold deposits that includes the 39 million ounce...

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2009-08-20 13:54:26

A sonar station that counts salmon traveling up the Yukon River in Alaska malfunctioned this year, resulting in a smaller allowed catch, officials say. Russ Holder, federal fisheries manager for the Yukon, said the king salmon season looked like one of the poorest we've ever had, the Anchorage Daily News reported. In hindsight, it doesn't look as poor as those numbers indicated to us, he said. Because of the lower catch, enough fish got as far as the Canadian section of the river to fulfill a...

2008-07-29 00:00:38

By Scott Canon ARCTIC NATIONAL WILD-LIFE REFUGE, Alaska - This place is a Zen thing. The only way to tell you've wandered in is the absence of anything saying so. No signs. No road to get here. No advice from government stewards about what to seek out or what to avoid. No entrance fees and no officially licensed T-shirt. This isn't just wilderness, contend those who want to keep it pristine, but a sanctuary for wildness. It is also oil country. With just the last half of the last year...

2008-07-23 00:00:42

By THOMAS B. LANGHORNE, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7432 or langhornet@courierpress.com High gas prices have emerged as a pivotal issue in congressional races across the country, prompting Rep. Brad Ellsworth's challenger to travel to the northeast corner of Alaska in a search for answers. Ellsworth, a first-term Democrat challenged by Republican Greg Goode, has called the question of whether to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Outer Continental Shelf...

2008-07-20 03:00:25

By Scott Canon, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 20--ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Alaska -- This place is a Zen thing. The only way to tell you've wandered in is the absence of anything saying so. No signs. No road to get here. No advice from government stewards about what to seek out or what to avoid. No entrance fees and no officially licensed T-shirt. This isn't just wilderness, contend those who want to keep it pristine, but a sanctuary for wildness. It is also oil country....

2008-07-19 00:00:22

By JAMES E. SALMON, Special to the Courier & Press There have been many references in the news to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and whether oil and natural gas exploration should take place in this area. I was curious about this area and why Congress has failed to approve its exploration. Following are facts on ANWR that I found on the Internet. ANWR is located in the northeast corner of Alaska, 1,300 miles south of the North Pole. It was originally formed in 1960 with...


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