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Alaska Harnesses Power of Tides, Rivers, and Waves

While Alaska is known for its oil, it’s also home to another energy source: Hydrokinetic power, which uses turbines to harness energy from tides, rivers, and waves. Four separate test projects are underway this summer, and many more could be just around the corner. Why does Alaska lead the way in hydrokinetic power? And what’s driving growth in the industry? Download Audio

Tyonek Fire Grows To 1,800 Acres

Two Southcentral Alaska fires have grown in size since Wednesday afternoon, covering the Anchorage area in smoke Thursday morning. Download Audio

Fish Camp

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On the next Outdoor Explorer, our topic is fish camp. Native Alaskans all over the state go to riverside fish camps for the summer to harvest salmon, and as part of an ancient way of life. And a lot of commercial fishermen have fish camps at setnet sites, where they catch the fish going by, they make a little bit of money and to live and sustain themselves in wild places. KSKA: Thursday 8/8 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Listen Now

Fishing Forecast

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© Jim Lavrakas / Far North Photography Fishing season is approaching. We’ll find out what to expect in this year’s salmon runs. Last year was dreadful for kings, poor for silvers, and red hot for reds across Upper Cook Inlet. Do we know why? Will we see a repeat? And how do these predictions get made. KSKA: 5/16 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Listen Now

Environmental Group Sues Over Seismic Work in Cook Inlet

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Oral arguments are being heard Friday in US District Court in Anchorage for a lawsuit that challenges the decision made by the National Marine Fisheries Service to authorize the first of at least three years of seismic exploration in Cook Inlet.

New Cook Inlet Player To Spend $200 Million in AK

New player in Alaska, Hilcorp Energy, is a little know private company with big plans for Cook Inlet oil and gas production. And it...

Report Reveals Oil Tanker Incident in Cook Inlet

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An oil tanker docked in icy waters at Nikiski had what investigators are calling a "near miss" when it was accidentally set adrift while loading oil from the Tesoro tank farm. KBBI's Aaron Selbig reports on the January incident, which came to light last week following the release of an internal Tesoro investigation.

Alaska News Nightly: April 6, 2012

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Polar Bears Show Signs of Mysterious Illness. Oil Companies Criticize Senate's Tax Plan. Assembly Chair Refuses Call for Outside Election Investigator. Controversial Parnell APOC Appointee Withdraws Name. Report Reveals Oil Tanker Incident in Cook Inlet. Coast Guard Sinks Ghost Ship

The Endangered Belugas of Cook Inlet

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Dr. Leslie Cornick from Alaska Pacific University studies beluga communication, diet, and travel patterns to report on the health of the Cook Inlet beluga population. She shared new information from recent studies at the Alaska Zoo's Wildlife Wednesday lecture series on December 14. KSKA: Thursday 1/26 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Board of Game Delays Bear Control Expansion Decision

Alaska’s game board has decided to delay a decision on a controversial plan to expand the use of snares to kill grizzly and black bears as a means of predator control. Bear snaring is limited to an area on the West side of Cook Inlet.

Alaska News Nightly: September 1, 2011

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Sheraton Hotel Workers Score Court Win. Injunction Plugs Water Utility Strike. Cook Inlet Energy Race Is On. State Lawmakers Eye Norway for Energy Ideas With Cold Weather Coming, Anchorage Homeless Numbers Up. Anglers Can Saved Wasted Rockfish. Southeast Borough Plans Draw Ire. Denali Park Bridge Under Discussion

Cook Inlet Energy Race Is On

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The oil and gas industry is about to start exploratory drilling in the deeper waters of Cook Inlet, perhaps by tomorrow. One Jack-up drilling rig is in place and a second was just bought and the owner hopes to have it drilling here by next spring.

Jack-Up Oil Rig Cleared to Move to Cook Inlet

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A jack-up oil drilling rig is now moving into position to begin exploratory drilling in Cook Inlet. Steve Sutherlin, Strategic Officer for Texas-based Escopeta Oil, says the company got clearance from Customs and Border Protection to begin moving the rig out of Kachemak Bay early Wednesday morning.

Four Rescued from Floatplane Crash in Cook Inlet

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Four people were rescued after the Cessna 185 they were flying in crashed in Cook Inlet, around 22-miles southwest of Kenai.

Alaska News Nightly: July 25, 2011

Two Bodies Found in Plane Wreckage Near Eaglecrest Ski Area, Four Rescued from Floatplane Crash in Cook Inlet, Survival Camp Teenagers Attacked by Bear, Village Public Safety Officer Shot in Napakiak, and more...

Chevron Plans to Sell Cook Inlet Holdings

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Chevron plans to sell its holdings in Cook Inlet. They will be sold to Houston-based Hilcorp Alaska LLC.

Another Drilling Rig May Head to Cook Inlet

Escopeta Oil and Gas spokesman Steve Sutherlin told the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce last week that the Customs and Border Protection bureau will likely take action soon to resolve the continuing Jones Act issue that has kept their Spartan 151 jack-up rig out of U.S. waters so far.

‘Bullet Line’ May Disrupt Plans for Cook Inlet Drilling

State legislators have largely been enthusiastic about a report they asked for that indicates it would be possible for the state to finance a so-called "bullet line" to deliver North Slope natural gas to the Interior and South Central parts of the state, where gas wells are playing out.

Alaska News Nightly: July 7, 2011

Alaska Senators Back ‘Pilot’s Bill of Rights', ‘Bullet Line’ May Disrupt Plans for Cook Inlet Drilling, Sea Otters Tagged for Population Study, New Statistics Show Unemployment Rates are Higher for Veterans, and more...

Study Shows Natural Gas Pipeline Could Deliver Directly to Anchorage

North Slope Natural Gas could be in Anchorage’s future.