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Australian independent Linc Energy has completed early engineering for a potential development at the Umiat field and is moving toward commercialization of its Cook Inlet gas supplies.Eric Lidji
Like it or fear it, the sharing economy has come to Anchorage. Fans hail the operations of companies like Uber as economic evolution, while local governments struggle with how to keep such businesses safe and regulated.Sean Doogan
After nearly two years of meetings and conferences in which members of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission heard from Arctic stakeholders, the group made another stop in Barrow to hear from delegates again before submitting their final report.Jillian Rogers
Illegal crab harvests in the Russian Far East are threatening stocks and flooding markets, according to a new report issued by the World Wildlife Fund.Yereth Rosen
Ocean waters are getting more acidic, spelling trouble for shell-bearing fish, corals and the ecosystems that depend on them, but federal agencies have lagged in their efforts to understand the problem and respond to it, said an investigative report issued Tuesday by the GAO.Yereth Rosen
The Anchorage Assembly will hear from the public on Tuesday about an ordinance that would temporarily exempt Uber from municipal taxi codes. But the proposal's sponsor says he wants to postpone a final decision.Sean Doogan
Bering Sea crab and pollock stocks all appear to be on the upswing — good news for fishermen whose Alaska harvests are mainstays of the multibillion-dollar North Pacific seafood industry. Hal Bernton | The Seattle Times
The price of Alaska oil dipped to $82.80 on Tuesday, down about $30 a barrel since June, a decline that the experts say will either continue or not. Dermot Cole
The gold-mining company is studying a $1 billion, 14-inch pipeline to pump natural gas from tidewater on Cook Inlet over the Alaska Range to a proposed Interior mine up the Kuskokwim River from Bethel. State permits are being sought.Craig Medred

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