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Alaska energy lease sales draw meager interest -officials

4:35pm EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 22 A pair of oil and gas lease sales that offered nearly 10 million acres of state territory in southern Alaska drew only three bids, officials announced on Wednesday.

Gray whale deaths on West Coast may be linked to Arctic warmth

May 16 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Dozens of gray whales have been found dead along the U.S. West Coast in recent weeks and some scientists believe the cause lies far to the north, in the heated-up Arctic waters off Alaska.

Search for victims ends after mid-air crash of Alaska tour planes; probe begins

May 15 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Searchers found the bodies of the last two Alaska seaplane crash victims on Tuesday evening, after a hunt through the debris and frigid waters following a mid-air collision that killed six people and injured 10, officials said. | Video

REFILE-Federal probe launched into fatal collision of Alaska tourist planes

May 14 2019

ANCHORAGE, Ala., May 14 Federal investigators are due in Alaska on Tuesday to try to find out why two sightseeing planes collided in mid-air over open water during daylight hours, killing at least four tourists.

At least four dead in mid-air seaplane crash in Alaska, but 10 survive

May 14 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Two seaplanes collided in mid-air on Monday over southeastern Alaska, killing at least four of those aboard, injuring 10 and leaving two people missing, U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Aviation Administration officials said.

Logging plan for Alaska's Tongass National Forest challenged in court

May 08 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Environmentalists in Alaska filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to block a Trump administration plan to open vast swaths of the nation's largest national forest to logging, nearly a third of it in old-growth timber.

Fire kills two inmates, injures guard at Alaska village jail

Apr 28 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska A fire, apparently started by an inmate, engulfed a jail in an Alaska village on Sunday, killing two prisoners and badly injuring a guard, authorities said.

Record-early Alaska river thaw follows high winter temperatures

Apr 14 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Key Alaska rivers that are usually frozen at this time of year are now free-flowing, with record-early thaws following record-high winter and spring temperatures.

RPT-Opponents of Alaska drilling say it threatens climate, wildlife

Apr 05 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 5 Opponents of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are lining up in Alaska and in Washington, calling the White House's efforts to open up the land "ecologically unsound."

Opponents of Alaska drilling say it threatens climate, wildlife

Apr 05 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Opponents of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are lining up in Alaska and in Washington, calling the White House's efforts to open up the land "ecologically unsound."

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