Showing posts with label Alaska. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alaska. Show all posts

Monday, May 21, 2018

World's first floating nuclear power plant reaches Russia's Arctic for maiden mission

Akademik Lomonosov
The first sea-borne nuclear power plant made in Russia has been towed to the country’s Arctic port of Murmansk, ready to undertake its first mission, generating electricity in remote locations.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Alaska state poised to sell natural gas to China

Alaska state poised to sell natural gas to China
The Alaska Gas Development Corp. (AGDC), a major energy developer in the US northwestern state of Alaska, is moving steadily toward a December deadline for agreements to sell liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Chinese buyers, an Alaska news outlet reported Friday.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Parts of Alaska wilderness open to oil and gas drilling with tax overhaul

opens parts of the wildlife refuge in Alaska to oil and gas drilling
At long last, a senator said the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is open to responsible energy development, though advocates said the move is "unconscionable."

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

7.7-magnitude quake:Tsunami advisories issued for Russian Bering Island, no threat for local population

Kamchatka’s Aleutian region
Tsunami advisories have been issued for the township of Nikolskoye on Russia’s Bering Island off the Kamchatka peninsula after a quake, but the height of the tsunami wave will not exceed half-a-meter, a source from the Kamchatka branch of the Russian Academy of Science’s Geophysical Service told Tass on Tuesday.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits west of Adak, Alaska

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit Monday about 145 kilometers, or 90 miles, west of Adak, a town located on Adak Island in Alaska.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Trump's offshore drilling order legal, backers say

A White House effort to open up offshore areas to oil and gas drilling is in line with the letter of the law, a trade group said in response to a challenge.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Magnitude 6.2 and 6.3 earthquakes strike remote region of Alaska

A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck the US state of Alaska. No injuries have been reported and no tsunami warnings have been put in place.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

US 'Way Behind' on Icebreakers Fleet, Needs to Catch Up

The United States is far behind in terms of icebreakers in the Arctic and needs to close the gap, Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan told Sputnik.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

US and Canada prevent oil drilling in Arctic waters

The United States and Canada will freeze future oil and gas drilling in their Arctic waters, a move applauded by environmentalists but denounced by the energy industry.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Alaska Volcano Observatory Raises Cleveland Volcano Alert After Explosion

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) issued a report raising the alert level for the Cleveland volcano to orange, its second-highest rating, after detecting an explosion at the remote volcano.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Shell Canada Surrenders Oil-drilling Rights in Arctic for Marine Park

Oil giant Shell Canada on Wednesday gave up its offshore oil drilling rights in the Canadian Arctic to add to a nationally protected marine park for whales and numerous other mammals and birds.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Warm Winter Forces Alaska Officials to Import Snow for Race

For the first time in history, organizers of Alaska's famed Iditarod sled dog race are having to ship in snow for the race's ceremonial start.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Hits Alaska

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 hit the far northwestern U.S. state of Alaska early Sunday.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

US Curbs Future Oil Drilling in Arctic

The Obama administration has closed the door on oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean off the shores of Alaska.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Shell puts on hold oil exploration at field in Chukchi Sea due to lack of prospects

The energy and petrochemical company Royal Dutch Shell announced putting on hold further oil exploration in one of the fields on Alaska shelf in the Chukchi Sea, the company said Monday.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Una "mortalidad inusual" de ballenas en EE.UU. deja perplejos a los científicos

Treinta grandes ballenas han muerto varadas en las costas de Alaska (EE.UU.). Esta alta cifra de mortalidad ha sido calificada de inusual por los científicos, que ya están investigando para determinar cuáles son las causas.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

US Coast Guard Forward Deployed to Arctic for Shell Drilling (State Department)

The US Coast Guard has forward deployed maritime assets in the Alaskan Arctic during the time Royal Dutch Shell is scheduled to drill for oil, State Department Representative to the Arctic, Admiral Robert Papp, told reporters.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Hot, dry weather blamed for large number of fires across Alaska

The US state of Alaska appears to be on the track to have one of its worst fire seasons on record due to hot and dry conditions, with more than 2.2 million acres (890,308 hectares) having been burned.

EL News