You’re Number 1: Alaska Village Up First in Census

The Associated Press

January 28, 2010

Filed under Global News

NOORVIK, Alaska – The U.S. Census Bureau is launching its 2010 count of the nation's residents in a remote Alaska village. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves is flying to Noorvik in northwest Alaska on Monday to count the first household in the Inupiat Eskimo community of 650. Groves and other...

Popular Santa letter program ends in Alaska

Liz De La Torre

November 19, 2009

Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Starry-eyed children writing letters to the jolly man at the North Pole this holiday season likely won't get a response from Santa Claus or his helpers. The U.S. Postal Service is dropping a popular national program begun in 1954 in the small Alas...

Feds deny protection for spotted seals near Alaska

Maideline Sanchez

October 16, 2009

Filed under Animals & Wildlife

From the Associated Press by Dan Joling ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Spotted seals off Alaska's coast do not merit endangered species protection despite losses of Arctic sea ice from global warming, a federal agency announced Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, however, will li...

Feds give sea otters habitat protection in Alaska

Maideline Sanchez

October 7, 2009

Filed under Animals & Wildlife

From the Associated Press by Mary Pemberton ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Years after being placed on the Endangered Species List, sea otters in southwest Alaska have been given an important recovery tool. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday designated more than 5,800 square miles as critical ...

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