Alaska http://www.kunc.org en Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riskier Since Exxon Valdez http://www.kunc.org/post/why-oil-drilling-both-safer-and-riskier-exxon-valdez A lot has changed for the energy industry since the Exxon Valdez hit a reef in 1989 and began spilling oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound. The outcry over images of oil-soaked wildlife and a once-pristine shoreline dirtied by crude ushered in greater scrutiny of oil operations and increased interest in research on how to clean up oil spills.<p>But while regulation may be tighter and spill response more robust today, companies are working in more challenging environments than they were 25 years ago. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:33:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 54907 at http://www.kunc.org Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riskier Since Exxon Valdez 25 Years After Spill, Alaska Town Struggles Back From 'Dead Zone' http://www.kunc.org/post/25-years-after-spill-alaska-town-struggles-back-dead-zone <em>On March 24, 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine water. At the time, it was the single biggest spill in U.S. history. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:26:00 +0000 Marisa PeƱaloza 54882 at http://www.kunc.org 25 Years After Spill, Alaska Town Struggles Back From 'Dead Zone' Animal Rescuers Create Joy Amid Chaos After Exxon Valdez Spill http://www.kunc.org/post/animal-rescuers-create-joy-amid-chaos-after-exxon-valdez-spill It's been 25 years since the Exxon Valdez ran aground off the coast of Alaska, spilling millions of gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.<p>The impact on wildlife was devastating. Cleanup crews poured into the nearby port town, also called Valdez, where an animal rescue center was set up.<p>"The chaos is incredibly difficult to describe or even imagine," says LJ Evans, a local resident who volunteered to help. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:24:00 +0000 NPR Staff 54822 at http://www.kunc.org Animal Rescuers Create Joy Amid Chaos After Exxon Valdez Spill 31-Year-Old Hopes To Ski Past Her (Younger) Competitors http://www.kunc.org/post/31-year-old-hopes-ski-past-her-younger-competitors On a frigid day at Hatcher Pass, north of Anchorage, Alaska, cross-country skier Holly Brooks glides up to a start line.<p>This race is just a practice with her Alaska Pacific University teammates. It's a chance for Brooks to test her skills before heading to Europe for the busy World Cup season, and then to Sochi in February for the Winter Olympics. Brooks is now <a href="http://nordic.usskiteam.com/athletes/holly-brooks">a seasoned member of the U.S. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:12:00 +0000 53329 at http://www.kunc.org 31-Year-Old Hopes To Ski Past Her (Younger) Competitors iPhone Map Leads To The Tarmac At Fairbanks Airport http://www.kunc.org/post/iphone-map-leads-tarmac-fairbanks-airport You might think twice about using your iPhone's map app if you're trying to reach the Fairbanks International Airport, unless you want to end up on the runway.<p><a href="http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130924/iphone-map-app-directs-fairbanks-drivers-airport-taxiway">As The Alaska Dispatch reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"[The] directions take you on a turn-by-turn route to Taxiway Bravo. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 22:14:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 50048 at http://www.kunc.org