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Alaska Delegation Urges Secretary Salazar to do Right by King Cove (video)

Microsoft's Bing Maps Now With “Bathymetric Imagery”

News: Scroll down for Microsoft PR re: Alaska > Click image to view map . Microsoft PR Bathymetric Shading In addition to reduced cloud coverage, we now have bathymetric imagery! The topography of the ocean floor is represented by color shading (dark blues to light blues) indicating changes in ocean depth. An ocean mask minimizes areas typically obscured by ice and clouds. The combination of the ocean mask and bathymetric imagery provides a more meaningful view of the world oceans. (Maps link )

#02-28-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Reuters: Senator Murkowski says will not back down in King Cove road fight… TheHill >… — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) February 28, 2013 Story last updated at 4:54 PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Homer fisherman one of 13 candidates for 2 IPHC seats By Rashah McChesney Morris News Service - Alaska The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced nominees for two seats on the International Pacific Halibut Commision, and a Homer man and a consultant for the Kenai River Sportfishing Association are among the candidates. Kevin Delaney, a sportfishing representative for the recently concluded Upper Cook Inlet Task Force, and Donald Lane, a Homer-based halibut fishermen and owner-operator of the fishing vessel Predator, are two of 13... Story last updated at 3:57 PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Begich's comments show willingness to be voice of reas

Inside the Military's Clean-Energy Revolution - #GlobalWarming #GlobalCooling #OhmsLaw @USNavy

Swift reaction as Shell suspends 2013 Arctic Alaska offshore drilling | Alaska Dispatch… — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) February 28, 2013 Cook Inlet: Buccaneer moves closer to putting its rig in Homer to work | Alaska Dispatch… — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) February 28, 2013 Alaska running on empty - Enstar’s warns of coming Southcentral NatGas shortage… — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) February 28, 2013 Murkowski on Obama’s rumored energy nominee: ‘That could work’ - The Hill's E2-Wire… — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) February 28, 2013 Coal is Dead, Gas is King: Politicians Talk Fossil Fuels at ARPA-E Summit - IEEE Spectrum… — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) February 28, 2013 U.S. Senator Begich Remains Dedicated to Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Drilling 1.usa.go

U.S. Senator Begich Virtual Town Hall With Unalaska/Craig #Alaska Teens (video) #AlaskaOWL #eRate

Although this looks like a Google+ hangout  it's not. But with the dozens of libraries across the Alaska (scroll down to see map) that are now wired with the broadband provided by  OWL we feel Google+ and or  or Skype group video  is an option that should definitely be presented by the users at each location... Then teachers and schools and or VIP's from around the planet can join the fun. #Progress The teen crowd at The Craig Library to see Senator Begich. #AlaskaOWL @ craigaklibrary @ craigalaska… — Amy K. Marshall (@jitterymoose) February 27, 2013 More about OWL and the dozens of libraries in Alaska powered by the data > View Alaska OWL Project Public Library Map in a larger map

Washington DC : King Cove Residents Arrive

RT @ pgranitz Photos from King Cove residents on Capitol Hill… — Casey Kelly (@KTOOCasey) February 27, 2013 Met w/ King Cove residents about a life-saving road we’re trying to build- they meet w/ @ interior & Salazar tomorrow… — Sen. Lisa Murkowski (@lisamurkowski) February 27, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell announces it will not drill in the Arctic in 2013 Shell Announces Pause In Alaska Drilling Program By Eurasia Review -- (February 27, 2013) Shell said Wednesday it will pause its exploration drilling activity for 2013 in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to prepare equipment and plans for a resumption of activity at a later stage..... Press release: Shell Puts Alaska Drilling Plans on Hold by  Royal Dutch Shell plc|Press Release|Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Royal Dutch Shell plc announced it will pause its exploration drilling activity for 2013 in Alaska's Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to prepare equipment and plans for a resumption of activity at a later stage. "We've made progress in Alaska, but this is a long-term programme that we are pursuing in a safe and measured way," said Director of Upstream Americas Marvin Odum. "Our decision to pause in 2013 will give us time to ensure the readiness of al

#02-27-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Drawing of Ocean Phase Chinook (king) salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) from a pamphlet about the Lake Washington Ship Canal Fish Ladder at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle, Washington, scanned at 600 dpi and cleaned up. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Chinook fund bill debated Bill would create endowment for salmon research projects  Posted: February 26, 2013 - 6:23pm | Updated: February 27, 2013 - 12:05am By MARK D. MILLER JUNEAU EMPIRE After some discussion about broadening a bill before the House Fisheries Committee that would create an endowment fund to support research into Chinook salmon, legislators decided Tuesday to keep the proposed fund focused on Alaska’s state fish. Bethel Democratic Rep. Bob Herron, the sponsor of House Bill 49, described Chinook salmon — often known, especially outside Alaska, as “king salmon” — as “a canary in the.... Council Takes Up Unalaska Bay Trawl Ban  By Stephanie

Alaska soldiers ride the lightening of a Taser

The ultimate #WiredWheelhouse accessory arriving May 2013 - By @leapmotion (video)

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#Kulluk leaving Kiliuda Bay for Dutch Harbor, then loaded aboard heavy lift vessel for Asia (photos) (video)

Date: Feb. 26, 2013 - D17 External Affairs - The Aiviq (blue hull) escorts the tug boats Corbin Foss, Ocean Wave and Lauren Foss as they tow the conical drilling unit Kulluk from Kiliuda Bay near Kodiak Island, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2013. The Kulluk is being towed to Dutch Harbor where it will be loaded aboard a heavy lift vessel for transport to Asia. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis.

#02-26-2013 - ComFish News Roundup Alaska Symphony of Seafood top honors go to Copper River Seafoods Posted 02/25/2013 by - Margaret Bauman Zesty grilled sockeye salmon fillets ready to pop into the oven and serve up as an entrée within 20 minutes won the grand prize Feb. 23 in the 20th annual Alaska Symphony of Seafoods competition. Bill Bailey, one of the owners of Copper River Seafoods, accepted the award for the company during a gala soiree at the Anchorage Hilton. "Being a founder of Copper River Seafoods the awards received at the 20th annual Symphony of Seafoods validated the effort of the founders and CRS team who are all grounded in its efforts to... Salmon Shares Updated: Monday, 25 Feb 2013, 1:46 PM EST Published : Monday, 25 Feb 2013, 1:46 PM EST Ni Mink stress the importance of knowing where your food comes from especially when it comes to the fish you buy. There is away for you

#02-25-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Huffman named chair of Congressional Wild Salmon Caucus SUNDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2013 23:16 EDITOR Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that Congressman Jared Huffman (CA-02) will co-chair the Congressional Wild Salmon Caucus with Congressman Don Young (AK-at large). “I am proud to pass along the chairmanship of the Congressional Wild Salmon Caucus to my colleague Rep. Jared Huffman. I am confident that Jared, as the new representative of California’s North Coast, will... English: Logo of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2006) (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Alaskan Reps defy preliminary GM salmon safety finding UNITED STATES Monday, February 25, 2013, 03:30 (GMT + 9) The Alaska House of Representatives has unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 5 (HJR5), urging the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reconsider a preliminary finding which determined in December 2012 that

Yakutat grid to soon be powered by wave energy?

Can wave energy get Yakutat off diesel? By Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News Posted on February 24, 2013 at 11:13 am Category: Economy, Energy & Mining, Featured News Surfers from around the world travel to Yakutat’s remote beaches to catch big waves. Now, the community, hundreds of miles away from the nearest grid, wants to make another use of that power. “If we’re able to convert that energy that’s pounding on our shores and displace diesel, the state’s going to save a lot of money,” says Chris Rose, founder and executive director of REAP, the Renewable Alaska Energy Project. “We’re a place that makes sense to test this stuff, because we have higher energy costs than a lot of other places,” says Rose, who’s been watching the project’s progress. Yakutat Borough Manager Skip Ryman says…... (audio/text) > More > RME Receives Preliminary Permit For Yakutat, Alaska Wave Project Fr

#02-24-2013 - ComFish News Roundup Alaska lawmakers face down GMO salmon  Murkowski asks Alaskans to contact FDA during extended comments Posted: February 23, 2013 - 8:00pm  |  Updated: February 24, 2013 - 12:08am By RUSSELL STIGALL JUNEAU EMPIRE Genetically-modified salmon is nearing federal approval for human consumption and Alaska’s sate and federal lawmakers have taken up torches against what they refer to as “Frankenfish.” In the novel Frankenstein; or, “The Modern Prometheus,” author Mary Shelley’s subjects played out the uneasy relationship between man and his science and technology, and examined questions about the morality of man as a creator. This tension is on more and more minds in the Lower 48 and Alaska as AquaBounty's....... A dam in the wilderness, a Legislature out of control, and Rep. Lindsey Holmes Bill Sherwonit February 23, 2013 Two thoughts flashed through my head as I read the front