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Abel takes control of Alaska Coast Guard

Dozens gathered on the docks of the U.S. Coast Guard's Station Juneau on Thursday to look on as a new leader was given command over the Alaska district and its approximately 2,700 service members.
Les Palmer: 50 years in Alaska

...outboard-powered skiff. Due to the Katalla's short, steep drainage and to frequent and heavy rain storms along the Gulf of Alaska coast, this river "blows out" often in the fall. However, if your timing is right, and the river is in decent shape...
Truth is in the eye of the trekker

...crumbling glaciers. They spoke about Seldovia yurt life, their family adventures and the signs they have seen along the Alaska coast of climate change. Coastlines are eroding so fast, fishermen troll waters marked on maps as forests, Hig said. Permafrost...
Gov: Gas imports are 'last resort'

...when it implemented the Emission Control Area Aug. 1 that requires low-sulfur diesel fuel within 200 miles of the Alaska coast. "Boy, Steve, thank you for that wonderful song," Parnell said. Fights like the ECA one, which will add significant...
Kivalina unlikely center for odd Alaska news year

...stories: In other top stories last year in Alaska: - The Coast Guard seized the Bangun Perkasa about 2,600 miles off Alaska coast. The stateless ship was found to have 54 shark carcasses and more than 30 tons of squid on board. The crew members...
Give a hand to keep our beaches clean

...have been piling up with garbage, driftwood and other materials for decades. Tons and tons of trash likely line the Alaska coast, much of which will likely be there for a long time due to its remote location. However, we can make a difference...
Oil industry review under way

...farther laterally from the surface location of the drill rig. BP's Liberty field is five miles offshore the northern Alaska coast. The company plans to produce the field with ultra-extended reach wells, some as far as eight miles laterally...
Murkowski seeks icebreaker funding

...increase its presence in U.S. Arctic waters. The Coast Guard monitors more than 950,000 square miles of water off the Alaska coast. It enforces U.S. fisheries laws, patrolling a large area of the North Pacific to stop illegal, large scale...
Coast Guard commandant sees increased Alaska security, safety role

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Coast Guard's increased emphasis on national security is good news for Alaska because it means more boats in the water and more emphasis on safety as well, the agency commandant said Thursday.
D.C. deal reached on cruise ship waste

...passengers do not discharge untreated sewage within the waters of the Alexander Archipelago, federal waters off the Alaska coast or in Kachemak Bay. Cruise lines deny dumping such material anywhere. It would also prevent the unregulated discharge...


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