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Anchorage prepares for President's visit

...Kerttula walked in the door with the President's science adviser, John Holdren. Last year, Kerttula was named the White House ocean policy director. On Sunday, she was smiling and explaining: "This is my boss."Elaine Schroeder came from the capital...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-30/anchorage-prepares-for-presidents-vi
News
Walrus leaving ice, coming ashore

...Walrus dive to feed on clams, sea snails and other food on the ocean bottom but cannot swim indefinitely. Many male walrus never...north in summer through the Bering Strait and into the Arctic Ocean. They use sea ice as a platform from which to dive for food...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dan-joling/2015-08-27
News
Kenai girls take 4th at Bartlett XC meet

...Bingham, Palmer 23:32.7 83. Dorothy Bukowski, Bethel 23:36.3 84. Brooke Plaster, Grace Christian 23:38.7 85. Ocean Tennant, Palmer 23:40.2 86. Amy Baxter, Palmer 23:42.2 87. Sophie Swope, Bethel 23:43.7 88. Brynn Morse...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-08-29/kenai-girls-take-4th-at-bartlett-x
Sports
In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy

...Obama not to exploit the state's stunning scenery for political purposes. Sen. Dan Sullivan warned that any national or ocean monument designations "will go over like a lead balloon" among Alaska's Democrats and Republicans alike."What there's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-29/in-alaska-obama-to-walk-fine-line-on
News
Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean

...it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the...approved the permit to drill below the ocean floor after the oil giant brought in a...rock, estimated at 8,000 feet below the ocean floor, for the first time since its last...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-17/feds-allow-shell-to-drill-for-oil-in
News
Voices of Faith: 'Do I live in a livable world'

...I live in a livable world?" is precisely such a question. The world is not safe. Bears walk the woods; sharks swim the oceans. Many a community struggles with the rage of out-of-control fires. My parents live in Florida and watch the skies for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-08-20/voices-of-faith-do-i-live-ina-l
Religion
Voices of Alaska: Inuit Circumpolar Council responds to climate change

...unstable. Species of wildlife have changed their migration patterns. Melting permafrost is reshaping the environment. Changing ocean conditions and rising water temperatures are altering fish runs. Foraging locations continue to change or even diminish as...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-22/voices-of-alaska-inuit-circumpola
Opinion
2015 sockeye run produces smaller fish across state

...The catch last year (in Bristol Bay) was 28 million versus 35 million this year. Ocean conditions are always an important factor. The entire idea of ocean carry capacity is what we look at."DJ Summers can be reached at daniel.summers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-24/2015-sockeye-run-produces-smaller-fi
News
Approval of Arctic drilling comes just before Obama's visit

...administration's approval of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver...into oil-bearing rock, estimated at 8,000 feet below the ocean floor.The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that U.S...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-18/approval-of-arctic-drilling-comes-ju
News

...images of coral reefs that are in danger of dying because of warm ocean waters.They are taking high-definition 360-degree panoramic...second such event in two years.Coral bleaching occurs when ocean water temperatures rise and cause the coral to lose key nutrients...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/caleb-jones/2015-08-19

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