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KTUU.comInterior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Thursday that the federal government would hold annual lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska starting this year, under an accelerated plan questioned by environmentalists. The U.S. Geological Survey...
Channel 2 NewsA growing number of Anchorage homeowners are taking advantage of an incentive to create a rain garden and be reimbursed for a big chunk of the cost. "It really keeps us occupied, and it's a lot of fun," said Veronica Levin, who recently built a rain...
On Friday, Qannik the polar bear held forth in her temporary home at the Alaska Zoo. She swatted ice in a plastic bucket, rubbed her ivory fur in the dirt and playfully attacked an empty plastic barrel as an audience of zoo visitors, officials and...
KTUU.comThe Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that BP’s Alaska unit will pay $25 million in civil penalties to settle a federal lawsuit over 2006 crude oil spills from its North Slope pipelines. Under the settlement, which also involves the...
Channel 2 NewsAlaska's U.S. senators pushed for the federal government to pave the way for drilling in the Arctic, at a Wednesday hearing held by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Commission's final report. At the...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska Regional Response Team met Thursday to share reports on incidents within the past few months and to continue oil spill response planning. The response team was established under the National Contingency Plan, the federal government's blueprint...
Oil company executives traveled to Washington, D.C. Thursday morning for a Senate Finance Committee hearing on whether a set of federal tax breaks for their firms should be repealed, as industry profits and gas prices both remain high. The committee...
by Channel 2 News staff Thursday, May 13, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- In a poll conducted by Channel 2 News, respondents were asked if there should be limits on liability for oil spills. Here is the official question and results of the 275 people who...
Biologists are testing the water to uncover why Alaska woodland frogs developed deformities. They say climate change and water contamination has something to do with it, but the research is leaps and bounds behind the evolution. U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
Tags: Ecosystems, Animals, Biology, Global Change, Metal and Mineral
Emergency supplies are being airlifted from Alaska to help with the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Two Air Force C-17 cargo jets took off from Elmendorf Air Force Base Monday night en-route to the Gulf Coast; a third plane will leave Tuesday...
Tags: Gulf of Mexico, BP Plc, Defense, Alaska, U.S. Coast Guard
Ed Bennett brings nearly 40 years of journalism and public affairs experience to the assignment desk at KTUU Channel 2 News. He has won dozens of awards for his work in radio, television and online as well as with daily and weekly newspapers. Ed...
Hundreds of national journalists made their way to the Last Frontier trying to understand Sarah Palin and Alaska since John McCain announced her as his vice presidential candidate. In about a week, Palin's image changed dramatically, now under the...
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