Cutter Healy in Seward Preparing for 2nd Leg of Arctic Scientific Mission

Cutter Healy in Seward Preparing for 2nd Leg of Arctic Scientific Mission

The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Healy is moored in the port of Seward this week after completing the first in what is to be a three-part science mission in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea.  46 researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Alaska-Anchorage are disembarking after 39 days at sea. Taking […]

President’s Proposal to Block Beaufort/Chukchi Oil/Gas Development Draws Quick Criticism

President’s Proposal to Block Beaufort/Chukchi Oil/Gas Development Draws Quick Criticism

Even while opening up areas of the Atlantic in areas that included off-shore Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia, to off-shore drilling for oil, President Obama revealed his plan to to propose 9.8 million acres off-limits to to consideration for off-shore development in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. His announcement drew quick reaction and […]