Alaska North Slope oil well leaking gas gets plugged

Apr 18, 2017

Alaska North Slope oil well leaking gas gets plugged

An oil well leaking natural gas on Alaska’s North Slope has been successfully plugged, according to private and government responders. BP Exploration Alaska Inc. confirmed Monday that its well five miles from the airport at Deadhorse was successfully “killed” overnight. The method of plugging ...

Japan sees crab prices surge as poached imports sink

Dec 30, 2016

Japan sees crab prices surge as poached imports sink

Prices of crab, a sought-after delicacy in the year-end and New Year’s period, are surging because of a sharp fall in imports, especially from Russia and Alaska. Imports provide most of the crab distributed in Japan, and wholesale prices are some 30 to 50 ...

Jun 16, 2016

Sickness claims Japanese climber, 66, on Alaska's Denali peak

The National Park Service in Alaska says a 66-year-old Japanese climber died of unknown medical causes Tuesday morning on Denali, North America’s tallest mountain. Masayuki Ikeda was part of a four-person team attempting to reach the summit at 20,310 feet (6,190 meters). The group ...