Biden administration cancels sale of Alaska oil and gas lease

Biden management cancels sale of Alaska oil and gas lease – CBS News Watch CBS News The Interior Department has canceled planned oil and gas lease sales in Alaska. The decision, which halts the potential to drill oil across one million acres in the Cook Inlet, comes as gas prices reach record highs. Drew Caputo, … Read more

Jelly in the Yukon River Floods Alaskan City

An ice jam on the Yukon River caused flooding in the Alaskan town of Circle on May 11. Drone footage taken by the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center shows the river covered in chunks of ice and parts of the city inundated. The NWS reiterated its flood warning for Circle on May … Read more

Army ready to renew Alaskan forces to prepare for Arctic fighting

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) – The US Army is ready to renew its forces in Alaska to better prepare for future cold-weather conflicts, and is expected to replace the largest and heavily equipped Stryker Brigade in the state with a mobile infantry unit best suited for frigid fighting, Army leaders say. Army Secretary Christine … Read more

Biden administration cancels sale of Alaska oil and gas lease

The Biden administration canceled one of the most important oil and gas lease opportunities pending at the Department of the Interior. The decision, which halts oil exploration potential on more than 1 million acres in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, comes at a challenging political time, when gas prices are reaching painful new highs. In a statement … Read more

Ice flows down the Chena River in Fairbanks

Ice made its way down the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska on Sunday, May 1, with the National Weather Service warning of significant melting in the area. The National Weather Service in Fairbanks said on Sunday that water levels are expected to continue rising throughout the week in inland rivers, with the potential for ice … Read more

What are the risks to major cruise ship itineraries?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CNN) — Navigating a massive ship is not easy, but there are certain paths, such as the narrow and sandstorm-prone Suez Canal, which was closed by a freighter last year, or the windswept channels surrounded by glaciers in Alaska, their crossing is particularly accurate. Andy Winbow, one of the top navigators … Read more

Alaska cruise season begins as industry awaits renaissance

The first major cruise ship of the season has arrived in Alaska, marking the start of what industry and tourism officials hope will be a more robust travel year after two pandemic seasons. In BECKY BOHRER Associated Press April 26, 2022, 1:09 am • 2 minutes reading share on facebookshare on twitterEmail this article JUNEAU, … Read more

Palin on serving in Congress: ‘It would be all about Alaska’

On April 14, 2022, the photo shows traffic passing through Wasilla, Alaska, located about 70 kilometers north of Anchorage, a region that is a conservative hotspot in the state. The city’s de facto main street is the busy four-lane Parks Highway, the main thoroughfare between Anchorage and Fairbanks. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen) Mark Thiesssen PAN WASILLA, … Read more

Suspect arrested in New York – NBC New York

A possible Alaskan double killer was arrested Wednesday on Staten Island after agents from the Homeland Security Investigation and NYPD helped track his journey across the country to a home in the Staten Island neighborhood. Jalonni Blackshear, 39, has been labeled a person of interest in the deaths of Raechyl Blackshear, 35, and her 14-year-old … Read more