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Refuge Notebook: Legacy of a tiny leg-banded bird found on the refuge

...the Swanson River Oilfield on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The Peralas were living there for the season as facility watchdogs. Along the way they found a small unidentified bird lying dead in the road apparently struck by a passing vehicle. Then...
What others say: Time to buy out TransCanada

...that the state is positioned to pursue a gas pipeline project.Furthermore, we believe the Legislature has served as a good watchdog thus far, and while the AGDC may have stumbled during some hearings, we trust that the issues revealed by the Legislature's...
Watchdog reviews EPA handling of Alaska mine study

JUNEAU - A watchdog plans to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's handling of a report on the potential effects of large-scale...
News leaks and lawsuits have not deterred governments from investing in off-the-shelf cyberespionage products.Internet watchdog group Citizen Lab said in a report Thursday that it had found 33 "likely government users" of FinFisher, one of the world's...
New postage system should be stamped out

...convoluted, inept, incompetent and completely unworkable system, at proposal stage by the USPS, was allowed to slip by their watchdogs. Surely somewhere in the federal government is a secretary they could have done a trial run with to see if it worked before...
DEC regulators pulled off oil-spill oversight jobs

...oil oversight and to streamline the permitting for everything from well drilling to spill cleanup plans. Some oil industry watchdogs think DEC is clamping down on two of its top regulators to appease an industry that finds itself under increasing criticism...
Exxon Valdez headed for India scrap heap

...double-hulled tankers, a requirement for tanker escorts into Port Valdez, creation of regional citizen councils that act as industry watchdogs, and storage facilities in Alaska fishing communities where spill response gear is cached. The Exxon Valdez was engineered...
Phillips Alaska queries employees about possible staff reductions

...merger is on track to close this summer after shareholders from both companies approved the plan last month. U.S. antitrust watchdogs are still reviewing the deal. The merger would be Phillips' second in as many years. In April 2000, Phillips bought Arco...
Medicine on the fly

...Stenga said. ?It looked like Jake?s Aircraft Salvage Yard. The only thing missing was a couple of German shepherd watchdogs,? he said. Overloaded, Stenga said Isaak ran out of fuel just south of the Kenai River and set the Super Cub down on...

...intense pressure from regulators to simplify their businesses. Since the financial crisis, the government's financial watchdogs have encouraged banks like Citigroup to become more manageable by eliminating non-essential business lines and focusing...


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