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Environmentalists want Alaska drilling stopped

Royal Dutch Shell's decision to end its quest for oil in the Arctic waters off Alaska sparked jubilation among environmental activists, who said Tuesday...

Shell scraps Alaska drilling program

Royal Dutch Shell will stop drilling for oil and gas in Arctic waters off Alaska's coast following disappointing results from an exploratory well backed...

First U.S. President to enter Arctic Circle

President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village...

Obama spotlights Alaska’s rough rural life

It's a good bet that President Barack Obama will never use a honey bucket. The five-gallon drums serve as makeshift toilets in large swaths of...

Obama predicts global warming doomsday

President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn't dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater,...

Obama’s angers some by renaming Alaska mountain

Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his historic trip to Alaska. Even before he...

Alaska latest state to legalize marijuana

Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don't expect any public celebrations since it...

Close Alaska race gives GOP another Senate seat

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich couldn't pull off another election surprise as voter disapproval of President Barack Obama helped push him and other Democrats out...

More wins for legal marijuana advocates

Marijuana activists who have longed for decades to end America's drug war pocketed more major victories Tuesday, with Oregon and the nation's capital approving...

Gay couples seek marriage licenses in Alaska

Gay couples began applying for marriage licenses in Anchorage on Monday, 15 years after Alaska helped touch off a national debate with a ban...