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  • 8.2 magnitude earthquake Alaska

    01/23/2018 2:32:44 AM PST · by tired&retired · 10 replies
    Just announced on Fox News Tsunami warnings for Washington and Oregon Coasts.
  • Tsunami alert West Coast, BC, Washington, Oregon, California

    01/23/2018 3:22:06 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 36 replies
    USG ^ | 1/23/18 | USG
    WEAK51 PAAQ 231042 TSUAK1 BULLETIN Public Tsunami Message Number 3 NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK 142 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018 UPDATES ------- * Revised magnitude ...THE TSUNAMI WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT... ...THE TSUNAMI WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT... Tsunami Warning in Effect for; * BRITISH COLUMBIA, The Juan de Fuca Strait coast, the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, the central coast and northeast Vancouver Island, and the north coast and Haida Gwaii * SOUTHEAST ALASKA, The inner and outer coast from The BC/Alaska Border to Cape Fairweather, Alaska (80 miles SE of Yakutat) * SOUTH ALASKA...
  • Did any other Alaska Freeper Feel that? 8.0 near Kodak!

    01/23/2018 1:45:48 AM PST · by Species8472 · 103 replies
    USGS | 1-23-18 | Me
    8.0 earthquake here. Probably shook 3 minutes!
  • Earthquake - M 8.0 - 281km SE of Kodiak, Alaska

    01/23/2018 1:42:20 AM PST · by Drago · 14 replies
    The USGS ^ | USGS
    Big one in Alaska...haven't checked on Tsunami warnings yet...
  • Zinke signs agreement to allow ‘live-saving’ road between Alaska tribal village, airport

    01/22/2018 1:57:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Alaskan tribal members have fought for decades to win approval for a 12-mile road between their remote Aleutian fishing village and a critical all-weather airport, and the federal government’s shutdown wasn’t going to get in their way. At an emotional ceremony Monday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed an agreement for a land exchange that will allow construction of a road between King Cove and an all-weather airport in Cold Bay. The Obama administration blocked the project because of concerns about its impact on a wildlife refuge. Signing the deal on behalf of the King Cove Native Corp. was finance manager...
  • GOP Senators Send Trump ‘Amnesty-Or-Shutdown’ Threat

    01/18/2018 6:47:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 239 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Pro-amnesty GOP Senators are working hand-in-glove with Democrats to block a government budget until President Donald Trump agrees to break his campaign promise and his presidency by amnestying millions of wage-lowering illegal immigrants. The hostage-taking is being fronted by a group of GOP legislators, led by Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who announced Wednesday they would not allow 2018 funding for the Pentagon until Trump approves an amnesty, saying:
  • Trump Administration Aims to Open Nearly All of America’s Offshore Waters to Drilling

    01/05/2018 11:15:11 AM PST · by Oatka · 16 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | Valerie Volcovici
    As per copyright - link only
  • Vigilante pedophile-hunter says it wasn’t worth it

    01/02/2018 12:18:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 2, 2018 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    An Alaska man who brutally attacked three registered sex offenders — telling one he was an “avenging angel” — says his experience should serve as a deterrent to anyone considering vigilante justice. Jason Vukovich, 42, of Anchorage, is facing up to 25 years in prison after agreeing to plead guilty to first-degree attempted assault and a consolidated count of first-degree robbery in connection to the 2016 attacks. In exchange, prosecutors will drop more than a dozen charges, according to court records obtained by the Anchorage Daily News. In a five-page letter sent to the newspaper in November, Vukovich said he...
  • Inside Knowledge About Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Could Lead To World-Changing Technology

    10/11/2017 11:53:11 AM PDT · by dubyagee · 24 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10/10/17 | Leslie Kean
    Then, in late 2016, Wikileaks published a number of Tom’s emails to John Podesta, which revealed the names of some of these sources. Among his advisors were two generals: one was a commander of the U.S. Air Force’s research laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and responsible for managing the Air Force’s $2.2 billion science and technology program; the other was the Special Assistant to the Commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base. As devastating as this was to some, it established for those who doubted him that Tom was indeed telling the truth about his...
  • Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

    12/17/2017 4:13:45 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies
    NYTimes ^ | HELENE COOPER, RALPH BLUMENTHAL and LESLIE KEAN
    In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find. Which was how the Pentagon wanted it. For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according to Defense Department officials, interviews with program participants and records obtained by The New York Times. It was run by a military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, deep within the building’s maze. The Defense Department has never before acknowledged the existence of the program, which it says it shut down...
  • Alaskan Hunter Becomes the Hunted, Kills Large Brown Bear That Had Stalked Him

    12/26/2017 7:46:58 PM PST · by Simon Green · 41 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 12/26/17 | Dan Zimmerman
    To paraphrase The Stranger, sometime the you eat the bear and sometimes the bear almost eats you . . . Bear Meets Match After Stalking Sitka Hunter For a few memorable moments, Ryan Wilson was both the hunter and the hunted. “I was hunting deer; (the bear) was hunting me,” he said, telling about his confrontation with a full-grown brown bear in the woods north of Sitka last month. Wilson had time for only one shot, but it was enough to stop the charging bear in its tracks. And what round did Mr. Wilson use to drop that bear...
  • Alaska's Pebble Mine moves closer to fruition as permitting process begins

    12/22/2017 11:05:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 22, 2017 | Andrew O'Reilly
    A proposed gold and copper mine that nearly got buried by the Obama administration moved closer to reality when its developers filed new permits with the federal government. The company behind Pebble Mine, in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, were poised Friday to file a wetlands-fill permit with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The permit application by the Pebble Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of Northern Dynasty Minerals, marks a milestone for the project that has seen renewed interest since President Trump appointed former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. “At the outset of 2017, we established three ambitious...
  • Fight to save Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling is not over

    12/21/2017 2:52:33 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 49 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/21/2017 | Seattle Times Editors
    During her nearly four years as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell said, oil companies did not pressure her about opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling. Politicians, however, were a different story. Jewell says she heard about the issue repeatedly from Alaska’s governor and members of Congress, who were worried about a state budget crisis amid plummeting oil prices and declining local production. The state of Alaska, which lacks a sales tax and an income tax, relies on oil revenues to pay for the vast majority of its state budget, as well as fund...
  • Tax bill opens Alaska to oil production worth billions of dollars, strengthening America

    12/21/2017 2:36:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | December 21, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    An important provision of the tax cut legislation passed by Congress this week allows the American people to finally benefit from abundant petroleum resources that experts predict will be found in a very small area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) on Alaska’s northern coast. The legislation directs the Interior Department to hold at least two lease sales over the next 10 years, for a maximum of 2,000 acres opened to drilling. Analysts say the sales could fetch as much as $2.2 billion. ANWR is enormous – 19 million acres, about the size of South Carolina. The 2,000 acres...
  • Arctic Refuge Just the Start as Trump Moves to Unlock Alaska Oil

    12/21/2017 11:35:31 AM PST · by Oatka · 26 replies
    Bloomberg via gCaptain ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | Alex Nussbaum
    Link only (Bloomberg)
  • Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'

    12/19/2017 10:26:04 AM PST · by JP1201 · 89 replies
    (CNN)A former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth. "My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone," Luis Elizondo said in an interview on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront." A pair of news reports in The New York Times and Politico over the weekend said the effort, the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, was begun largely at the behest of then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, who helped shore up funding for it...
  • Search For Global Warming Yields Snow

    12/21/2017 8:12:13 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 21, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    And leaves academics stunned. "A study released Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports found that snowfall on the highest peak in the Alaska Range has more than doubled since the start of the Industrial Revolution in the mid-19th century, which researchers attribute to climate change," Valerie Richardson reported in The Washington Times on December 19, 2017. "We were shocked when we first saw how much snowfall has increased," Erich Osterberg, an assistant professor of earth sciences who led the investigation with researchers from Dartmouth, the University of Maine and the University of New Hampshire, stated.
  • Sarah Sanders jokes that reporters have 'aliens sitting among you'......

    12/19/2017 12:53:52 PM PST · by caww · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 19, 2017, 3:46 PM | Steven Nelson
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders joked Tuesday that some of the reporters in the White House briefing room are not from planet Earth. “I already want to pass on this question given you’ve got aliens sitting among you,” Sanders said after being asked about discontinued federal research into UFOs. Sanders said she was unaware of whether President Trump believes in UFOs or if he wants to restore funding for research. “I will check into that and be happy to circle back,” Sanders said.
  • Climate change driving record snows in Alaskan mountains - study

    12/19/2017 3:17:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 19, 2017
    Snowfalls atop an Alaskan mountain range have doubled since the start of the industrial age, evidence that climate change can trigger major increases in regional precipitation, according to research published in the journal Scientific Reports on Tuesday. The study by researchers from Dartmouth College, the University of Maine and the University of New Hampshire, shows modern snowfall levels in the Alaska Range at the highest in at least 1,200 years, averaging some 18 feet per year from around 8 feet per year from 1600-1840. [Snip] The research was based on an analysis of two ice core samples collected at 13,000...
  • Alaskan snow more than doubles due to global warming: Study

    12/19/2017 9:17:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | December 19, 2017 | by AFP
    PARIS - Snowfall in central Alaska has more than doubled since the mid 1800s, said a study on Tuesday, pointing a finger at global warming. Two ice cores drilled into Mount Hunter in the Denali National Park revealed a 117 per cent increase in wintertime snowfall in south-central Alaska since about 1840, researchers wrote in the journal Scientific Reports. Summer snow also increased, by nearly 50 per cent. "We were shocked when we first saw how much snowfall has increased," said the study's co-author Erich Osterberg of Dartmouth College. "We had to check and double-check our results to make sure...