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Voices of Alaska: U.S. must become informed on Arctic issues

...greater access to the natural resources contained in the region, as well as shorter maritime transportation routes to connect Europe, Asia, and North America. With nations around the globe realizing the Council is the place to be for Arctic policy decisions...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-25/voices-of-alaska-us-must-become-i
Opinion
Op-ed: The rail fantasy

...shortsightedness and barbarity compared with our betters in Europe and Japan.What these advocates rarely do is take account of...devotee, urging on the country to match the high-speed rails of Europe and Asia and backing his vision with billions in federal dollars...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-20/op-ed-the-rail-fantasy
Opinion
Alaska is first phase of Arctic Ocean fiber optic project

...communications by laying a $700 million fiber-optic cable linking Europe and Asia through the Arctic Ocean. The Alaska Dispatch News...work starting on links from Asia to Nome and Prudhoe Bay to Europe after the Alaska portion of the project is finished. "We will...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-11/alaska-is-first-phase-of-arctic-ocea
News
Refuge Notebook: Exotic dove continues a steady march north

...species on the Kenai for a while now and were surprised it took this long.The Eurasian Collared-Dove is native to Asia and Europe. It was accidentally released in 1974 in the Bahamas. It reached Florida sometime in the 1980s. From there it has made a...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-14/refuge-notebook-exotic-dove-cont
Outdoors
Group hosts Dungeons & Dragons marathon

...Rine has built around them. "It's a weird alternative universe, somewhere in between the Dark Ages and the Renaissance in Europe but it still has a lot of fantasy elements," Hillgren said.Their group consists of a human bard, played by Morgan Stoddard...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-13/group-hosts-dungeons-dragons-maratho
News
Cal Thomas: The British elections

...more jobs that give people the chance of a better future and yes, we will deliver that in-out referendum on our future in Europe." That last one will be tricky because of trade, jobs and other issues tied to Britain's relationship with the European...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-11/op-ed-the-british-elections
Opinion
Refuge Notebook: Nature's first green is gold

...Americans used this plant to make a head and hair wash, and used the roots to induce vomiting and treat skin diseases. In Europe, Jacob's ladder was grown in gardens for centuries because it its recognized medicinal values. Cats are said to be fond...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-07/refuge-notebook-natures-first-gr
Outdoors
The Bookworm Sez: "Rain: A Natural and Cultural History"

...blamed for dry spells; barometers were invented a hundred years later, and a fad for weather-watching captivated America and Europe. By 1802, clouds were named by a man whose father thought weather prediction was folly; later that century, rainmakers were...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-05-06/the-bookworm-sez-rain-
Arts & Entertainment
Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Where's winter?

...that adjusted the length of the year by about 20 minutes, then in the 1700s Britain adjusted its calendar to match the rest of Europe. People there went to bed on Wednesday, September 2 and got up on Thursday, September 14 resulting in a calendar year that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-05-02/life-in-the-pedestrian-lane-whe
Community
Rich Lowry: The anti-Charlie Hebdo fifth column

...Catholicism is fine because it "has represented centuries of authoritarian repressiveness and the abuse of power." Islam in modern Europe, in contrast, "has represented a few decades of powerlessness and disenfranchisement." This is a version of Garry Trudeau's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-29/rich-lowry-the-anti-charlie-hebdo
Opinion

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