ICY CONDITIONS MAKE LIFE INTERESTING FOR VALDEZ POLICE DEPARTMENT
According to this week's Valdez Police Report, officers provided transportation to an individual who appeared to be trying to swim home on the icy roadway, after falling multiple times. KVAK's e-news has a link to the Valdez Police and Fire Report each week. CLICK HERE to see the Valdez Police & Fire Page on the www.kvakradio.comwebsite.
WALKER FIRES THREE ALASKA GASLINE BOARD MEMBERS, REJECTS SECRECY PLEDGE Alaska Dispatch (1-6-15): Gov. Bill Walker took a major step toward revising the way the state is dealing with a proposed gas pipeline by removing three members of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board and instructing two commissioners not to sign a secrecy pledge proposed by the Parnell administration. “I am committed to a transparent government in which Alaskans are part of the conversation about our resources," Walker said in a statement released late Tuesday. “I cannot allow my cabinet members to sign confidentiality agreements meant to keep information away from the public.”
FROSTY FEVER IS COMING
KVAK's version of a Winter Carnival is coming this February 20th through March 1st. This 10-day festival will feature events and fundraisers designed to raise some money and have some fun. If you have an event in mind for the Festival, call 835-5825 and KVAK can send you a Festival Sign Up form via e-mail. Those interested in sponsoring and helping KVAK bring this event to our community, can request sponsors information by calling 835-5825 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Along with increasing sea levels, melting glaciers are putting something else into the world’s oceans -- a huge load of organic carbon that could change marine ecosystems, says a newly published study by a team of mostly Alaska scientists.
A chart of the marine areas in western Alaska and adjacent parts of Russia has been confirmed as an item used by Robert Bartlett, captain of the Karluk, a ship that was the center of a 1914 wreck off the Siberian coast.
Arctic explorer Artur Chilingarov, famous for planting the Russian flat on the seafloor at the North Pole, used a speech at the Arctic Frontiers conference to tout international exchanges and "good-neighborly" policies.
As the U.S. approaches its chairmanship of th Arctic Council and far-north climate warming continues at twice the global rate, President Obama issued an executive order Wednesday addressing federal Arctic policy. But Sen. Lisa Murkowski expressed doubts about the order's effectiveness.
Norway, Sweden and Finland have shared advantages -- including cleaner-energy resources and intellectual and academic power -- that can put the three nations in the forefront of sustainable development.
OPINION: Greenpeace's Arctic campaign is heavy on sloganeering but light on solutions, and does not address the root cause of climate change in the North, which is excessive carbon emission in the south.