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Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling

...Shell's Arctic drilling program has cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to begin drilling for oil and gas off Alaska's northwestern coast this summer.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Monday approved the multi-year exploration plan in the Chukchi...
Lt. Governor outlines state stake in British Columbia issues

...conditions are met in the construction of a project."We know that we cannot allow a mine to be built and to operate in northwestern British Columbia that is going to contaminate the water flowing into Alaska. We know that, we accept that as our responsibility...
Bob Franken: Britt and Hillary that she has a decent resume - a college soccer player who then attended the Medill graduate program in journalism at Northwestern, which is one of the best. But obviously, what she didn't learn was a sense of perspective about herself. "I'm on...
Refuge Notebook: Ode to Crows, Ravens, Jays and Magpies

...rainforest, we have five corvid species. The Common Raven, Northwestern Crow, Gray Jay, Steller's Jay and Black-billed Magpie...Anecdotally, we've seen increases in Steller's Jay, Northwestern Crow and magpie on the western side of the Kenai Peninsula...
Community News and Notes

...Kristi Isaak of Soldotna has been named to the Honor List at Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches for the Spring...Students on the Honor List must be enrolled full-time at Northwestern State and have a grade point average of between 3.0 and...
Campaigning in Alaska has a distinct feel

EAGLE RIVER - Wearing a fleece vest with his name and the logo of the northwestern city of Nome, Lt. Gov Mead Treadwell walked through this Anchorage suburb on a recent night, demonstrating how Alaska's unique...
Tight Lines: Dolly Varden or Arctic char, that is the question

...time and again, by fisheries biologists. Dean sites as an example the longstanding misidentification of anadromous fish in northwestern Alaska as Arctic char, only to later be reclassified as "Northern Dolly Varden." And here, in the Southcentral Alaska...

...Illinois 81, Murray St. 67East Carolina 67, SMU 53George Washington 65, VCU 57Memphis 65, UCF 49Nicholls St. 59, Northwestern St. 40South Florida 79, Tulsa 46MIDWESTBall St. 73, Cent. Michigan 64Cleveland St. 67, Wright St. 63E. Michigan...
Refuge Notebook: Celebrating marmots

...the marmot a furbearer and so trapping regulations apply to harvest by humans. Indeed, hoary marmot hides were prized by northwestern Native Americans, used for clothing, in potlatch ceremonies and as a sort of currency among the Tlingit. Hoary marmots...

...history, Ebinger said. Several incidents of bears attacking hunters have been recorded over the years, and one hunter in northwestern Montana was killed by a grizzly in 2001 as he dressed out an elk he had shot. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks now requires...


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