Friday, March 28, 2014

newsweek:

For today’s Newsweek Rewind, we feature the Exxon Valdez oil spill, which occurred twenty-five years ago, on March 24, 1989. One of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history, Exxon Valdez released over 10.8 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound, contaminating 1,300 miles of the coastline and killing thousands of birds, eagles, otters, and other native animals. Despite over a billion dollars being spent on cleanup, the region still hasn’t fully recovered, even a quarter of a century later.

The spill was covered extensively in Newsweek’s September 18, 1989 issue, with reporting by Harry Hurt III, Lynda Wright, Pamela Abramson in articles by Jerry Adler and Sharon Begley. The feature What Exxon Leaves Behind paints a grim picture. “Nearly six months after one of its giant tankers spilled millions of gallons of oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound, Exxon is preparing to end its cleanup operation. It has been a colossal and humbling effort: Exxon has found that what man has defaced not even the world’s largest oil company can repair.”

Read more: Newsweek Rewind: Remembering the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill on Its 25th Anniversary

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

(Source: takepart)

planetalaska:

Our Great-Uncle survived the largest tsunami on record—-1725 ft. He died this week at age 87. RIP Howard Ulrich. Along with his young son, Uncle Howard rode the Lituya Bay tsunami in his fishing boat! Incredible!

planetalaska:

Our Great-Uncle survived the largest tsunami on record—-1725 ft. He died this week at age 87. RIP Howard Ulrich. Along with his young son, Uncle Howard rode the Lituya Bay tsunami in his fishing boat! Incredible!

Thursday, January 30, 2014
onceuponawildflower:

Buskin Beach in Kodiak, AK. The lights in the background are the city of Kodiak. (submitted by lilw4nderer)
Send me pictures of your favorite places!

onceuponawildflower:

Buskin Beach in Kodiak, AK. The lights in the background are the city of Kodiak. (submitted by lilw4nderer)

Send me pictures of your favorite places!

onceuponawildflower:

One of my favorite places: Buskin Beach in Kodiak, AK.
(submitted by lilw4nderer)
Send me pictures of your favorite places!

onceuponawildflower:

One of my favorite places: Buskin Beach in Kodiak, AK.

(submitted by lilw4nderer)

Send me pictures of your favorite places!

Thursday, January 23, 2014
fishstickmonkey:

Tlingit women in canoes, unidentified coastal town, Alaska, ca. 1900. / Wilhelm Hester
Wilhelm Hester Collection University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division

fishstickmonkey:

Tlingit women in canoes, unidentified coastal town, Alaska, ca. 1900. / Wilhelm Hester

Wilhelm Hester Collection
University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division

60degreesnorth:

Exploring icy trails today.

60degreesnorth:

Bald eagles and waterfalls. Alaska is majestic.

cabinporn:

Propane-fired, fish tote hot tub at Taku Point Cabin, near Juneau, Alaska, USA. 
Ron and Nan Schonenbach.
(Previously)

cabinporn:

Propane-fired, fish tote hot tub at Taku Point Cabin, near Juneau, Alaska, USA

Ron and Nan Schonenbach.

(Previously)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
generallynautical:

Thursday January 23rd in Seattle!

generallynautical:

Thursday January 23rd in Seattle!