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#Alaska

# alaska - Monday 15 July, 2013

Column: Is it time for the US to abandon the pipe dream of missile defence?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is it time for the US to abandon the pipe dream of missile defence?

Jul 15th 2013, 7:30 PM 42 Views 37 Comments

While protect itself with the threat of using nuclear weapons is far from ideal, it is infinitely preferable to the situation in which the US has now found itself: chasing its tail over costly and ineffective missile technology, writes Jason Douglas.

# alaska - Monday 8 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Jul 8th 2013, 10:00 PM 15,874 Views 5 Comments

The 17 things we learned today…

Ten killed in Alaska plane crash
# Alaska
# Alaska

Ten killed in Alaska plane crash

Jul 8th 2013, 7:13 PM 8,605 Views 14 Comments

Before firefighters could get to the aircraft, it was engulfed in flames and none of the passengers survived.

# alaska - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Anglo, abortion and archaeology: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Anglo, abortion and archaeology: The week in numbers

Jul 6th 2013, 7:30 PM 3,279 Views 3 Comments

Plus – how many seconds does the new single from former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty last for?

# alaska - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Meet the 200-year-old fish caught in the US
# Old Trout
From The Daily Edge
# Old Trout

Meet the 200-year-old fish caught in the US

Jul 3rd 2013, 3:02 PM 21,849 Views 113 Comments

Henry Liebman was on holiday when he hooked the very, very old rockfish.

# alaska - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

May 26th 2013, 10:00 AM 8,787 Views 3 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# alaska - Saturday 23 March, 2013

VIDEO: Irish fisherman saved from waters off Alaska
# Rescue
# Rescue

VIDEO: Irish fisherman saved from waters off Alaska

Mar 23rd 2013, 12:20 PM 9,153 Views 9 Comments

The US Coast Guard hoists a 35-year-old Cork man to safety after he fell into icy waters without a survival suit.

# alaska - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

In pictures: 53-year-old musher becomes oldest ‘Last Great Race’ champ
# Mush
From The42
# Mush

In pictures: 53-year-old musher becomes oldest ‘Last Great Race’ champ

Mar 13th 2013, 1:00 PM 5,590 Views 0 Comments

“This is for all of the gentlemen of a certain age,” said Mike Seavey after his Iditarod victory.

# alaska - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Check out our 8 favourite pictures from 'The Last Great Race'
# Iditarod
From The42
# Iditarod

Check out our 8 favourite pictures from 'The Last Great Race'

Mar 6th 2013, 7:32 PM 6,844 Views 1 Comment

The sled dog race consists of a gruelling 1,000-mile trek through Alaska.

# alaska - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Unflippinbelievable! Sarah Palin dropped by Fox News
# Palin Out
# Palin Out

Unflippinbelievable! Sarah Palin dropped by Fox News

Jan 27th 2013, 11:27 AM 18,703 Views 38 Comments

The former vice presidential candidate and Tea Party favourite has been dropped by the US broadcaster.

# alaska - Saturday 5 January, 2013

7.7 magnitude quake hits off Alaska, triggers local tsunami
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

7.7 magnitude quake hits off Alaska, triggers local tsunami

Jan 5th 2013, 11:20 AM 7,926 Views 10 Comments

Homes nearby were shaken but there have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

# alaska - Saturday 22 December, 2012

VIDEO: the winter solstice in Alaska
# Watch
# Watch

VIDEO: the winter solstice in Alaska

Dec 22nd 2012, 6:51 PM 13,640 Views 19 Comments

Watch this beautiful timelapse video and immediately feel better about life.

# alaska - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits
# Feat
From The42
# Feat

Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits

Aug 18th 2012, 11:25 AM 5,181 Views 8 Comments

Frenchman Phillippe Croizon braved near-freezing temperatures to swim the 4k stretch that links America and Asia.

# alaska - Monday 16 July, 2012

VIDEO: Cat celebrates 15 years as town mayor
# Tail To The Chief
From The Daily Edge
# Tail To The Chief

VIDEO: Cat celebrates 15 years as town mayor

Jul 16th 2012, 9:52 AM 4,350 Views 10 Comments

Ah, the sweet taste of power. Or is that catnip? It’s so hard to tell sometimes.

# alaska - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Gallery: India's top court bans Exxon Valdez from anchoring
# Exxon Valdez
# Exxon Valdez

Gallery: India's top court bans Exxon Valdez from anchoring

May 9th 2012, 11:12 AM 3,059 Views 2 Comments

The Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989 saw millions of gallons of crude oil spill into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Indian authorities say the ship is toxic.

# alaska - Monday 23 April, 2012

Football washes up on Alaskan island a year after Japan's tsunami
# Tsunami
# Tsunami

Football washes up on Alaskan island a year after Japan's tsunami

Apr 23rd 2012, 12:52 PM 2,762 Views 6 Comments

Football travelled over 5,000km after a tsunami struck the north-eastern coast of Japan in March 2011.

# alaska - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Mitt Romney prevails - just about - in not-so-Super Tuesday
# US 2012
# US 2012

Mitt Romney prevails - just about - in not-so-Super Tuesday

Mar 7th 2012, 7:29 AM 1,720 Views 9 Comments

Romney tops the poll in six states, but Rick Santorum’s showing – particularly in the key battleground of Ohio – is a strong one.

As it happened: Santorum runs Romney close on dramatic ‘Super Tuesday’
Live Mar 7th 2012, 4:00 AM

As it happened: Santorum runs Romney close on dramatic ‘Super Tuesday’

# alaska - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Three-year-old girl 'died after being locked in freezing bedroom'
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Three-year-old girl 'died after being locked in freezing bedroom'

Mar 4th 2012, 1:12 PM 10,343 Views 23 Comments

The toddler’s younger sister survived but suffered extreme hypothermia, authorities in Alaska said.

# alaska - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

What it’s like to ride your bike 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina
# Saddle Sore
From The42
# Saddle Sore

What it’s like to ride your bike 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina

Feb 28th 2012, 7:40 PM 794 Views 2 Comments

Stunning images from a very rough ride.

# alaska - Friday 24 February, 2012

"I can't afford this job": Sarah Palin's concern over rising legal bills
# Unflippinbelievable
# Unflippinbelievable

"I can't afford this job": Sarah Palin's concern over rising legal bills

Feb 24th 2012, 2:11 PM 4,790 Views 22 Comments

Latest release of the former governor’s emails show Palin was ready to resign before she officially stepped down in July 2009.

# alaska - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Sarah Palin says she won't run for president in 2012
# Palin
# Palin

Sarah Palin says she won't run for president in 2012

Oct 5th 2011, 11:44 PM 564 Views 28 Comments

The former governor of Alaska has been considered a possible contender since the last election in 2008.

# alaska - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Palin threatens to sue over book which says she did drugs
# Palin
From The Daily Edge
# Palin

Palin threatens to sue over book which says she did drugs

Sep 27th 2011, 2:16 PM 473 Views 13 Comments

The former governor of Alaska is the subject of a controversial new book which alleges she took drugs and had affairs.

# alaska - Saturday 27 August, 2011

BP accidentally shoots polar bear then watches it die in Alaska
# BP
# BP

BP accidentally shoots polar bear then watches it die in Alaska

Aug 27th 2011, 6:05 PM 1,070 Views 29 Comments

It’s a setback for the oil company attempting to rebuild its reputation after the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

# alaska - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Woman convicted of child abuse in alleged ploy to appear on Dr Phil
# US Courts
# US Courts

Woman convicted of child abuse in alleged ploy to appear on Dr Phil

Aug 24th 2011, 3:00 PM 1,167 Views 17 Comments

US prosecutors claimed that Jessica Beagely, 36, who recorded footage of the abuse, was trying to get on TV.

# alaska - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Plane evacuated over bomb threat
# Bomb Threat
# Bomb Threat

Plane evacuated over bomb threat

Aug 6th 2011, 4:27 PM 295 Views 0 Comments

The incident took place at Philadelphia airport yesterday.

# alaska - Sunday 31 July, 2011

Planes collide over Alaska, killing 4
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

Planes collide over Alaska, killing 4

Jul 31st 2011, 11:06 AM 318 Views 0 Comments

Two small planes crashed into each other in the air near an Alaskan lake yesterday.

# alaska - Friday 10 June, 2011

# alaska - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Polar bear cub needs new home after rescue from Alaskan oil field
# Homeless
From The Daily Edge
# Homeless

Polar bear cub needs new home after rescue from Alaskan oil field

Apr 30th 2011, 6:07 PM 420 Views 0 Comments

Four-month-old cub was found wandering alone in Alaskan oil field after being spotted weeks earlier with her mother and sibling.

# alaska - Monday 18 April, 2011

Former Sarah Palin aide pens tell-all book
Live Apr 18th 2011, 7:55 PM

Former Sarah Palin aide pens tell-all book

# alaska - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Palin Noir: New Palin biography gets slick design
# Palin Noir
From The Daily Edge
# Palin Noir

Palin Noir: New Palin biography gets slick design

Mar 15th 2011, 7:00 AM 364 Views 0 Comments

Biography – or detective novel?

# alaska - Friday 11 March, 2011

Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly

Mar 11th 2011, 9:24 PM 3,642 Views 0 Comments

The earth’s rotation sped up by over a microsecond because of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake.

Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake

Mar 11th 2011, 9:10 PM 1,563 Views 2 Comments

The minister for trade and development has said that Ireland is standing by to provide assistance.

Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters

Mar 11th 2011, 7:34 PM 1,167 Views 0 Comments

Stocks rose but oil prices fell in response to the terrible events in the Pacific.

Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people

Mar 11th 2011, 4:32 PM 1,892 Views 0 Comments

With still many unaccounted for one news agency says the death toll is expected to rise above 1,000 people.

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake
# Bad Science
# Bad Science

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake

Mar 11th 2011, 3:59 PM 3,337 Views 11 Comments

Reports that scientists had established a link between the activities of the sun and moon with the today’s Pacific tsunami have been dismissed by Irish astronomers.

In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded
# Japan
# Japan

In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded

Mar 11th 2011, 2:40 PM 10,178 Views 0 Comments

Cities, towns and farmland seriously damaged by the 8.9 magnitude quake today, which then triggered tsunami.

UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland
# Japan Tsunami
# Japan Tsunami

UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland

Mar 11th 2011, 2:39 PM 1,308 Views 0 Comments

Officials at the Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Foreign Affairs have so far made no official comment on the matter.

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage
# Pacific
# Pacific

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage

Mar 11th 2011, 2:26 PM 2,622 Views 0 Comments

Indonesia and Guam have both lifted their tsunami warnings, after waves of just 10 centimetres hit the eastern Indonesian coast.