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  1. Places to chill out

    Posted Sep 26th 2004, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... replaces the chilly silence of winter. Anchorage, Alaska Half-an-hour from the wilderness, Anchorage is Arctic's soft-option destination. The city centre bustles with office workers, fine ... with the anticipation of the wintry gems that lie beyond this modern bastion of civilisation. Nome, Alaska (pictured) Each year, on the first Saturday in March, participants in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race gather ...

  2. Mainland faces global battle for oil supplies

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Most of the world's leading economies will be net importers of oil by 2010, and China is just one more competitor for global supplies, the head of ExxonMobil said yesterday. Addressing a joint luncheon of the American Chamber of Commerce and ...

  3. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We will have history professors explaining that it is our right, not a privilege, to build a small house Heung Yee Kuk member Leung Fuk-yuen It was a big surprise. I'd never imagined that my ball had reached Alaska. I've lost everything in the tsunami Teenager Misaki Murakami, who has now recovered at least one prized possession The battle of France has only just begun... ...

  4. News - World - ARCTIC

    UN sounds alarm over record Arctic ice melt

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 06:08pm by AFP

    ... conditions were observed across Alaska, parts of northern and eastern Australia, and central Asia, it said. Precipitation also varied, with drier-than-average conditions across much of the central United States, northern Mexico, northeastern Brazil, central Russia, and south-central Australia. Northern Europe, western Africa, north-central Argentina, western Alaska, and most of northern ...

  5. Green push set to spur mainland price rises

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough in Zhuhai Cost of meeting new environmental rules likely to be passed on to customers A warning has been sounded that prices for clothes, household goods and other plastic products could rise across the mainland as the petrochemicals sector see ...

  6. Close eye on nature

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Silent Sound is at anchor in Barrow, Alaska, the most northerly point of continental United States. This is also an important centre for studying Arctic ecosystems and learning more about how nearby oil exploration affects the wildlife and people living here. It is believed that the North Slope of Alaska and nearby parts of the Canadian Arctic contain huge ...

  7. postcards from the pole

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Bering Strait was an interesting part of the trip, as we could clearly see the east coast of Russia and the west coast of Alaska at the same time. Whales travel in and out of the Arctic using this narrow waterway every year. We didn't see any whales in the Bering Strait, but we stopped in Wales, Alaska where we met some hunters. They told us many stories about how climate change ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - NATURE

    Have bird brains mastered art of quantum physics?

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... flocks of bar-tailed godwits may be departing from the south coast of Alaska. These brown wading birds may seem nondescript- like smaller cousins of curlew- but they are embarking on one ... a wildlife biologist with the US Geological Survey's Alaska Science Centre. "The birds get on the back side of these lows and get 900 to 1,200 kilometres of pretty strong tailwinds." ...

  9. News - World

    US faces mosquito-borne West Nile virus outbreak, as cases climb 60pc

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... underreported. More than half of this year's cases are in Texas, but the disease has now been detected in 47 states. Thirty-eight states have reported cases in humans, with only Alaska, Hawaii ...

  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Exxon Mobil pipeline leaks 'thousands of barrels' of Canadian oil in Arkansas

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 02:44pm by Reuters in New York

    ... In 1989, the Exxon Valdez supertanker struck a reef in Prince William Sound off Alaska and spilled 250,000 barrels of crude oil. ...




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