Geography of Alaska http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36306/all en Shell to pause Alaska drilling programme http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/shell-pause-alaska-drilling-programme <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 27 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell said it would halt exploration drilling activity in Alaska's Beaufort and Chukchi Seas for this year and plans to resume it at a later stage.</p> <p>"Our decision to pause in 2013 will give us time to ensure the readiness of all our equipment and people following the drilling season in 2012," said Marvin Odum, director, Upstream Americas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/shell-pause-alaska-drilling-programme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chukchi Sea Geography of Alaska Geography of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:01:19 +0000 5768797 at http://www.globalpost.com Three killed in Alaska rescue helicopter crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/three-killed-alaska-rescue-helicopter-crash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - An Alaska State Troopers helicopter crashed during a rescue mission, killing all three people on board, officials said on Sunday.</p> <p>Emergency workers reached the wreckage early on Sunday and found the bodies of the pilot, a state trooper and a snowmobiler who had been rescued after becoming stranded near the small town of Talkeetna.</p> <p>The helicopter had failed to arrive at a rendezvous site to meet medics late on Saturday, Alaska State Troopers said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/three-killed-alaska-rescue-helicopter-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Anchorage metropolitan area Geography of Alaska Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Apr 2013 07:45:30 +0000 5798446 at http://www.globalpost.com Three feared dead in chopper crash near Alaska peak http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/three-feared-dead-chopper-crash-near-alaska-peak <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three people were feared dead after a helicopter crashed while rescuing a stranded snowmobiler near the highest peak in North America, officials said Monday.</p> <p>The rescue helicopter scrambled late Saturday to search for the snowmobiler on Larson Lake, near Talkeetna in Alaska, a center for climbers trying to scale nearby Mount McKinley.</p> <p>The chopper, with a pilot and a state trooper on board, picked up the stranded person and was flying him to a medical center in Talkeetna when it disappeared from radar. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/three-feared-dead-chopper-crash-near-alaska-peak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anchorage metropolitan area Geography of Alaska Geography of the United States AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 23:00:22 +0000 5798872 at http://www.globalpost.com Alaska rescue helicopter crash kills all three onboard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/alaska-rescue-helicopter-crash-kills-all-three-onboard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yereth Rosen</p> <p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - An Alaska State Troopers helicopter crashed during a rescue mission, killing all three people onboard, including the stranded snowmobiler who had summoned the troopers' help, officials said on Monday.</p> <p>Emergency workers reached the wreckage early on Sunday and recovered the bodies of veteran rescue pilot Mel Nading, 55, of Anchorage; Trooper Tage Toll, 40, of Talkeetna; and snowmobiler Carl Ober, 56, also of Talkeetna, state officials said at an Anchorage news conference.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/alaska-rescue-helicopter-crash-kills-all-three-onboard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Alaska Anchorage metropolitan area Geography of Alaska Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Apr 2013 04:15:21 +0000 5798962 at http://www.globalpost.com Agency to consider listing Alaska seals as threatened; decision could affect proposed mine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/agency-consider-listing-alaska-seals-threatened-decision-cou <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Thursday it will consider listing a population of harbour seals that live in a freshwater Alaska lake as a threatened or endangered species, a decision that could affect the massive Pebble Mine development project.</p> <p>The agency said it has accepted a petition filed in November by the Center for Biological Diversity, kicking off a status review of the seals that live in Iliamna Lake 200 miles southwest of Anchorage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/agency-consider-listing-alaska-seals-threatened-decision-cou" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Geography of Alaska Technology True seals The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 21:46:03 +0000 5839755 at http://www.globalpost.com Supreme Court declines to hear Alaska climate change case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130520/supreme-court-declines-hear-alaska-climate-change-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an Alaskan village's claim that it should be able to sue oil companies and utilities for damages attributed to climate change.</p> <p>Lawyers for the village of Kivalina wanted various named defendants responsible for greenhouse emissions, including Exxon Mobil Corp, Chevron Corp and Duke Energy Corp, to pay damages for greater flooding and erosion that they say have caused by a reduction in sea ice.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130520/supreme-court-declines-hear-alaska-climate-change-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Business Chukchi Sea Geography of Alaska Hospitality Law Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 20 May 2013 15:15:19 +0000 5842047 at http://www.globalpost.com Alaska Airlines plan to serve Fairbanks with turboprops draws skepticism, criticism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130607/alaska-airlines-plan-serve-fairbanks-turboprops-draws-skepti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A decision by Alaska Airlines to serve Fairbanks with turboprop airplanes instead of jets for service to Anchorage has launched a barrage of complaints from residents of Alaska's second-largest city, with many expressing their anger through social media.</p> <p>Much of the frustration focuses on the need to board the aircraft from outside, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (<a href="http://bit.ly/1269o8l" title="http://bit.ly/1269o8l">http://bit.ly/1269o8l</a> ).</p> <p>The idea to use the Bombardier Q400 planes is not popular in Fairbanks, where temperatures drop to 40 below zero or colder every winter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130607/alaska-airlines-plan-serve-fairbanks-turboprops-draws-skepti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Aviation Business Geography of Alaska Labor Law The Canadian Press Fri, 07 Jun 2013 18:20:15 +0000 5852652 at http://www.globalpost.com Daredevil nature of Alaska mountain race tempered after tragedy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130704/daredevil-nature-alaska-mountain-race-tempered-after-tragedy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yereth Rosen</p> <p>SEWARD, Alaska (Reuters) - A year after the last-place runner vanished without a trace during Alaska's most famous mountain race, presumably dying somewhere on the steep terrain, officials have made sweeping changes to prevent any repeat occurrences in the grueling Fourth of July tradition.</p> <p>Last year's disappearance of a 65-year-old Anchorage man on Mount Marathon was the first fatality in the nearly century-old race, run in the coastal town of Seward.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130704/daredevil-nature-alaska-mountain-race-tempered-after-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Alaska Geography of the United States Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 04 Jul 2013 14:33:26 +0000 5875663 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. investigators en route to scene of fatal Alaska plane crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130708/ten-killed-alaska-floatplane-crash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yereth Rosen</p> <p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A "go team" of federal safety investigators was en route to Alaska's Kenai Peninsula on Monday to determine why a float plane crashed and burned at an airport in the fishing community of Soldotna, killing all 10 people on board.</p> <p>No survivors were found after the plane, a de Havilland DHC3 Otter operated by local air-taxi company Rediske Air, crashed at the airport in Soldotna, about 80 miles southwest of Anchorage, shortly after 11 a.m. local time on Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130708/ten-killed-alaska-floatplane-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Geography of Alaska Geography of the United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Jul 2013 05:01:38 +0000 5878015 at http://www.globalpost.com Firefighters helped by rain, cool weather in Alaska wildfire fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130709/firefighters-helped-rain-cool-weather-alaska-wildfire-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yereth Rosen</p> <p>ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - Crews battling an Alaska wildfire that has burned nearly 130 square miles of forest took advantage of rain and cooler weather on Tuesday to dramatically slow the spread of the flames and allow residents of two threatened communities to return home.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130709/firefighters-helped-rain-cool-weather-alaska-wildfire-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fairbanks, Alaska Geography of Alaska Geography of the United States Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:02:43 +0000 5879725 at http://www.globalpost.com Fires, smoke, floods are drawbacks of Alaska's hot summer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130817/fires-smoke-floods-are-drawbacks-alaskas-hot-summer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yereth Rosen</p> <p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska residents have been enjoying an unusually warm, sunny summer, but the pleasant weather has come at a cost: choking smoke from an extended wildfire season, flooding rivers due to fast-melting snow and glacial ice, and fish covered in algae.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130817/fires-smoke-floods-are-drawbacks-alaskas-hot-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Alaska Geography of the United States Physical geography Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 17 Aug 2013 16:15:43 +0000 5911926 at http://www.globalpost.com Cruise ship that had mechanical issues expected to remain in port until at least Thursday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130821/cruise-ship-had-mechanical-issues-expected-remain-port-until <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JUNEAU, Alaska - A spokeswoman says the Celebrity Cruises ship that was returned to Ketchikan, Alaska, after experiencing mechanical issues last weekend will remain there at least until Thursday.</p> <p>Cynthia Martinez says charter flights have started taking passengers to Seattle or Vancouver, British Columbia. She says some passengers remained on the Millennium as of late Wednesday morning.</p> <p>Martinez has said the 965-foot ship experienced a mechanical issue with one of its propulsion motors. She said the ship had an issue with the same motor on a prior Alaska outing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130821/cruise-ship-had-mechanical-issues-expected-remain-port-until" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Alaska Geography of the United States Human Interest Juneau, Alaska The Canadian Press Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:47:13 +0000 5914876 at http://www.globalpost.com 10-year-old boy wins Alaska's contest for giant cabbages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130831/ten-year-old-boy-wins-alaskas-contest-giant-cabbages PALMER, Alaska — A 10-year-old boy has won Alaska's annual giant cabbage contest, submitting a 92.3-pound specimen named "Bob" to officials at the state fair.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130831/ten-year-old-boy-wins-alaskas-contest-giant-cabbages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Alaska State Fair Anchorage metropolitan area Food and drink Geography of Alaska Palmer, Alaska Green Food & Drink United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 01 Sep 2013 03:46:00 +0000 5922287 at http://www.globalpost.com Alaska cat 'mayor' on mend after dog attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130907/alaska-cat-mayor-mend-after-dog-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yereth Rosen</p> <p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The honorary feline "mayor" of a small Alaska town is recovering after a vicious assault from a bitter rival - a local dog.</p> <p>Stubbs, a 16-year-old ginger cat, was mauled by the dog over the Labor Day holiday weekend and has been hospitalized at a veterinary clinic.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130907/alaska-cat-mayor-mend-after-dog-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anchorage metropolitan area Geography of Alaska Geography of the United States Human Interest Thomson Reuters Sat, 07 Sep 2013 06:34:44 +0000 5926958 at http://www.globalpost.com Forest Service allows limited expansion of mine tailing facility; praised by Trout Unlimited http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130911/forest-service-allows-limited-expansion-mine-tailing-facilit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JUNEAU, Alaska - The U.S. Forest Service is allowing for limited expansion of a mine tailing facility at Admiral Island National Monument.</p> <p>The decision, released Friday, authorizes the Greens Creek Mine to expand its tailings disposal facility by about 18 acres. The agency said another eight acres can be developed outside the monument for rock quarry and reclamation material storage sites and for expanding an existing water management pond.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130911/forest-service-allows-limited-expansion-mine-tailing-facilit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Geography of Alaska Mining in the United States The Canadian Press Wed, 11 Sep 2013 05:47:58 +0000 5930624 at http://www.globalpost.com