...including certain mineral rights in federal conservation units like wildlife refuges.Under federal law the Department of the Interior, which manages wildlife refuges, must grant Alaska Native corporations access to lands they own within refuges...
...Grijalva, D-Ariz., who along with Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, requested the GAO study.The U.S. Department of the Interior collected $11.3 billion in 2010 and $11.4 billion in 2011 from oil, coal and natural gas royalties and...
ANCHORAGE - A day after Royal Dutch Shell PLC towed a damaged floating drill rig to shelter from a remote Alaska island, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the department will perform an "expedited, high-level assessment" of the 2012 Arctic offshore drilling season.
Frustrated Kenai residents opened Wednesday's Kenai City Council meeting expressing concerns about their beach's poor sanitation. All of the speakers cited dipnetters as the problem. "Our community may have not asked for the responsibility of this dipnet fishery," said Courtney Stroh, ROC the Kenai member, 16, in a speech, "but nonetheless, the burden is ours to bear." Leslie Cooper said the dipnet burden has worsened each year. "I have no words to describe how foul dipnetting has become," she said.
Those looking for a reason to celebrate the Kenai River as the rising sun illuminated its turquoise waters Friday morning did not need to look far. Scores of pink and silver salmon swam in the lower river, rainbow trout navigated the middle, and spawning sockeye and king salmon rolled in its upper sections. Fishermen and recreational users enjoyed its bounty along its banks and in its flowing waters.
The biology program at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has made significant contributions in the areas of conservation and wildlife management. The biological program staff's fieldwork and authored and co-authored articles -- 30 in the last five years -- have provided the scientific community with innovative initiatives.
...Congress agrees to do so or retains that power for itself, at least one part of this plan -- moving NOAA into the Department of the Interior -- appears to have real merit. It's time to start making it happen.Lisa Murkowski represents Alaska in...
A wooden warehouse erected nearly a century ago is being deconstructed due to multiple constraints that stifled its use. The 40,000-square-foot Columbia Wards Fisheries warehouse located at Kenai Landing has sat empty for the past two years. Building codes, available funds and an inability to attract enough visitors prompted the facility's demise. Steve Agni, Kenai Landing Inc.'s deconstruction project manager, worked for seven years attempting to use the former cannery warehouse as an indoor marketplace, but current economics limited his efforts.
Increased seismic activity at Mount Iliamna during early spring prompted state scientists to elevate the volcano's alert level to yellow; two levels below the alert system's highest stage, red.
Bird migration, the periodic movement of birds from one geographic location to another, has stimulated the imagination of mankind for thousands of years. Within certain passages of the Bible there appear to be references to observations of seasonal movement: Jeremiah 8:7 "Even the stork in the sky knows her seasons; and the dove, and the swift and the thrush observe the time of their coming"; and Job 39:26: "Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?"
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