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Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Agency finds that Arctic sea ice seems to be rebuilding

Source: KTVF, Fri September 21, 2007
Washington, D.C., USA - Arctic sea ice may have started rebuilding after reaching a record low.

High energy prices pull renewable projects from the fringe

Fairbanks, Alaska, USA - Renewable energy is hot these days, even in Alaska.

Princess Cruise Lines fined in whale’s death

Source: MSNBC, Mon February 05, 2007
Anchorage, Alaska, USA - Princess Cruise Lines paid $750,000 Monday to settle charges it failed to operate one of its ships in a slow, safe manner near Glacier Bay National Park where a humpback whale was found dead of massive skull fractures.

Tidal Energy Companies Staking Claims

Source: ENN, Tue November 07, 2006
Anchorage, Alaska, USA - In the quest for oil-free power, a handful of small companies are staking claims on the boundless energy of the rising and ebbing sea.

U.S. Says Will Pull Alaska Wetlands from Oil Drilling

Source: Environmental News Network, Mon September 25, 2006
Washington, DC, USA - In a win for environmentalists, the U.S. Interior Department says it is willing to withdraw sensitive wetlands from a large area in Alaska's western Arctic region that it wanted to open next week to oil and natural gas drilling.

New Trawling Ban Protects Deep-Sea Alaska Corals

Source: Planet Ark, Fri July 28, 2006
Anchorage, Alaska - Newly discovered gardens of colorful corals, which bloom about 1,000 feet (305 meters) underwater off Alaska's Aleutian Islands and in the Gulf of Alaska, will get special protection starting Friday.

Crews perform daring rescue to save stranded sailors from listing Canada-bound ship in Alaska

Source:, Tue July 25, 2006
Anchorage, AK - Helicopters hoisted 23 crew members from a listing cargo ship to safety overnight, ending a daylong rescue effort as three-metre waves slapped the ship's tilting deck hundreds of kilometres off Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

Camera now tracks Alaska brown bears

Source: Mercury News, Fri July 21, 2006
Anchorage, AK - Only a lucky few are allowed each summer to get up close and personal with the McNeil River bears, but now they have a much bigger audience thanks to a remote camera trained on their every move.

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