Alaska http://kuow.org en Remembering The 'Pioneer Spirit' Of Alaska's 9.2 Earthquake http://kuow.org/post/remembering-pioneer-spirit-alaskas-92-earthquake <p>Fifty years ago, a large earthquake centered near Anchorage, Alaska, set off a fatal chain of destruction that reached through Washington and all the way down into California.</p><p>March 27, 1964 – Good Friday – was a typical early spring day in Seattle. But just after 7:30 p.m., an earthquake disrupted the peaceful evening all along the Pacific coast. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:51:21 +0000 Feliks Banel 31394 at http://kuow.org Remembering The 'Pioneer Spirit' Of Alaska's 9.2 Earthquake "Faith And Madness On The Alaska Frontier" With Tom Kizzia http://kuow.org/post/faith-and-madness-alaska-frontier-tom-kizzia <p>Alaska journalist Tom Kizzia spent a decade following the Pilgrims, a modern-day Alaska pioneer family. With his wife and fifteen children, Papa Pilgrim masqueraded as a homespun Christian family man. Over time, however, Kizzia reveals that this father was actually a sociopath.</p><p>Kizzia spoke at the Elliott Bay Book Company on August 8. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 18826 at http://kuow.org "Faith And Madness On The Alaska Frontier" With Tom Kizzia Alaska Plane Crash "A Tragedy For All The Communities Involved" http://kuow.org/post/alaska-plane-crash-tragedy-all-communities-involved <p><span class="yj-message"><span class="remaining-body">Federal safety investigators are looking into the airplane crash in the fishing community of Soldotna, Alaska, that occurred on Sunday. All 10 people on board the de Havilland DHC3 Otter died, including the pilot and&nbsp;nine passengers.&nbsp; </span></span>The plane was a small air taxi, common in Alaska where the road system is limited. Ross Reynolds talks with Rusty Roessler, general manager of Pacific Alaska Shellfish and friend of the late pilot. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:04:03 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 16335 at http://kuow.org US Blames Shell For Mishaps, Remains Committed To Arctic Drilling http://kuow.org/post/us-blames-shell-mishaps-remains-committed-arctic-drilling <p></p><p>Interior Secretary Ken Salazar had some tough words for Shell Oil Thursday as he announced the results of an investigation into Shell's Alaskan accidents in 2012. But he did not announce the tough consequences that environmentalists were hoping for in the wake of Shell’s year of Arctic mishaps.</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:16:23 +0000 John Ryan 9790 at http://kuow.org US Blames Shell For Mishaps, Remains Committed To Arctic Drilling Interior Dept., Coast Guard To Probe Shell’s Arctic Drilling Mishaps http://kuow.org/post/interior-dept-coast-guard-probe-shell-s-arctic-drilling-mishaps <p></p><p>The Obama administration launched a sweeping inquiry into Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling program on Tuesday. The probe, to be completed within 60 days, will look at the company’s mishaps in Alaska and in Puget Sound.<br><br>The announcement from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar comes a week after Shell’s Kulluk oil rig ran aground in the Gulf of Alaska.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:05:22 +0000 John Ryan 6294 at http://kuow.org Interior Dept., Coast Guard To Probe Shell’s Arctic Drilling Mishaps Shell’s Beached Kulluk Oil Rig Towed To Safe Harbor http://kuow.org/post/shell-s-beached-kulluk-oil-rig-towed-safe-harbor <p></p><p>A shipwrecked oil rig that was bound for Seattle has been floated off the rocks and towed to a safe harbor in the Gulf of Alaska. A fleet of nine ships accompanied Shell Oil’s Kulluk drill rig on the 45-mile tow. Shortly before noon Pacific Time, the rig reached its anchorage in sheltered Kiliuda Bay on Kodiak Island. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 00:40:39 +0000 John Ryan 6232 at http://kuow.org Shell’s Beached Kulluk Oil Rig Towed To Safe Harbor Shell's Seattle-Bound Oil Rig Evacuated, Lost, Recovered In Gulf Of Alaska http://kuow.org/post/shells-seattle-bound-oil-rig-evacuated-lost-recovered-gulf-alaska <p><em>UPDATE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kuow.org/post/oil-drilling-rig-runs-aground-gulf-alaska">The&nbsp;Kulluk&nbsp;ran aground</a>&nbsp;late Monday night, with 150,000 gallons of diesel and oil on board.</em></p><p>A floating oil rig that was abandoned on Saturday in heavy seas in the Gulf of Alaska is being towed away from land — a second time. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:58:43 +0000 John Ryan 5906 at http://kuow.org Shell's Seattle-Bound Oil Rig Evacuated, Lost, Recovered In Gulf Of Alaska Landslides And Climate Change: Lessons From Alaska For Seattle http://kuow.org/post/landslides-and-climate-change-lessons-alaska-seattle <p></p><p>Landslide season has begun. That's when we hear stories about houses sliding down Seattle's famously steep slopes. But according to geologist "Hig" Higman, landslide season is about to get even hairier. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 20:07:23 +0000 Ross Reynolds 4640 at http://kuow.org Landslides And Climate Change: Lessons From Alaska For Seattle