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5/24/14 - The Alaska Oil and Gas Assoc. sues over listing of threatened species listing; Indigenous group protests Arctic development; University of Alaska Fairbanks to offer veterinary medicine; Symposium on Alaska plants as food, medicine kicks off
Alaska oil and gas associations sues over bearded seal listing as threatened, saying there's no scientific evidence linking climate change to adverse effects on seals.
5/23/13 Flooding on the Yukon River still possible; Planes fly again after volcanic ash changes altitude, direction; Knik Arm Bridge Authority calls for a data review; Razor clam limits on Kenai Penininsula cut due to steep population drop
Razor clam bag limits cut drastically on Kenai Peninsula due to steep drop in clam population numbers.
5/21/13 More Kuskokwim River subsistence fishermen have been found guilty of fishing during a king salmon closure; A major flood threatens Ft. Yukon; Pavlof volcanic eruption grounds flights in southwest Alaska
A judge has ruled the need to conserve fish outweighes freedom of religious practices of Yup'ik subsistence fishermen.
5/20/2013 The Yukon River villages of Eagle and Circle flooded, putting others on alert; Alaska Republican former candidate for the U.S. Senate Joe Miller ordered to pay attorney fees, court costs for Alaska Dispatch
Ice jams that block water threaten Yukon River communities with floods.
5/17/13 Commercial interests may be driving Arctic Council observers; It's Bike to Work Day
The Arctic Council's decision to give six non-Arctic nations Observer status has some questioning their motives.
5/15/13 The state of Alaska steps up monitoring for potential ice jams and flooding; American Seafoods Corp. faces hefty penalities if allegations of weight tampering to take more than its quota prove true
A river watch program says the potential for ice jams and flooding along Alaska's major rivers is moderate, in part due to the cold spring that allows ice and snow to melt slowly.
5/14/13 Political leaders call for crack down on military sexual assaults; Federal unemployment benefits to be cut; Chilly spring weather to hang on a bit longer
A spike in military sexual assaults sparks proposed legislation that would boost prevention and prosecution, and protect rights of victims.
5/13/13 White House releases Arctic Strategy; Mining industry surging in Alaska
The National Strategy for the Arctic Region released Friday by the White House outlines plans for national security, oil and gas development, environmental protection, international relations.
5/10/13 Pipeline to close for maintenance; Sen. Murkowski calls for audit of Denali Commission; Two Alaska programs among Harvard's top 25 in excellence and innovation
Two Alaska programs are among top 25 to meet Harvard award criteria for novelty, significance, effectiveness, and transferability.
5/9/13 Interest in Cook Inlet oil and gas development continues; Alaska Democrats endorse U.S. Mark Begich; Scientists meet in Anchorage to identify top Arctic research questions
Scientists meeting in Anchorage identify top emerging Arctic research questions.
5/8/13 Tribal leaders object to Sen. Murkowski's exclusion of Alaska Native tribes from the Violence Against Women Act; Wrangell hosts a big celebration to rededicate its new clan house
Tribal leaders are working on changes to the Violence Against Women Act and to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971.
5/7/13 Dwindling King salmon numbers create dilemma for Yup'ik Eskimo commercial fishermen; Huna Totem Corp. selling cultural tourism expertise
One of the two remaining villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim river region that still has a commercial fishery is considering giving up the Chinoook, or King, salmon fishery for future generations.
5/1/13 Five tribes are getting help with energy projects; The nation's first computer-based sex ed curriculum targeting Natives Americans is being tested; Forty paddlers reach Petersburg after storms, and the loss of one canoe
The nation's first computer/Internet-based sexual health curriculum aimed at American Indians and Alaska Natives is being tested on middle-school students.
4/30/13 Residents of the village of Eagle, on the Yukon River, prepare for breakup four years after a disastrous flood
Residents of Eagle prepare for break up four years after the Yukon River rose 34 feet, destroying and flooding historic cabins and public buildings.
4/29/13 Supporters and opponents of the proposed Pebble Mine are commenting on an EPA watershed assessment issued Friday; Canoers are landing in Petersburg on their way to Wrangell for the Rededication of the Chief Shakes Tribal House
The EPA's "Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment" is drawing criticism and praise from all sides of the fight over the proposed Pebble Mine.
4/26/13 Native Youth Olympics draws 600 students from across Alaska; Whaling and spring seal hunts underway
Native Youth Olympics use traditional games to test strength and endurance, and teach cooperation.
4/25/13 Coast Guard leader says his biggest worry about the Arctic is pollution from grounded or disabled vessels; Two villages cope with water shortages; EPA says retroactive revocation of permits is rare; Kenai dipnetters face fines over fish waste
The head of the U.S. Coast Guard says his biggest worry in the Arctic is the increasing traffic through the Bering Strait, and the potential for pollution from grounded or disabled vessels.
4/25/13 Shell Oil passes oil spill test in Puget Sound; Qayaq Coop launches fundraising to use tradition and hi-technology to help youth; Senate bill would require Super Pacs to disclose funders
Shell Oil had to pospone its Arctic drilling for a full year after one of its oil rigs ran aground in the Bering Sea this winter, but the company recently passed an oil spill recovery test in Puget Sound.
4/23/13 Pebble mine developers plan to begin permitting process; New research shows Chinook salmon bycatch in the Pollock fishery is largely from western Alaska; Unemployment in Alaska continued its downward trend
A biologist says genetic tests show Chinook salmon bycatch from Alaska's largest fishery, for Pollock in the North Pacific, is largely from western Alaska.
4/22/13 Critics work to get a city labor ordinance repealed; Alaska Airlines prepares for delays from sequestration cuts; Alaska Native conference held to boost tribal tourism; Sport fishing in southcentral restricted; Grizzlies ending hibernation
Critics of a new city labor law are trying again to get the ordinance repealed.
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