Vertical limit: Ski champ cheats death in ‘terrifying’ Alaskan wipeout (VIDEO)


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Footage of the icy wipeout shows Collinson tentatively lining up her route.

Suddenly, she loses her footing and plummets down the North American mountain face at breakneck speed.

Amazingly, the hardy professional survived with barely a scratch – and even offered to go back up the peak to collect her dropped belongings. Gnarly.

https://www.rt.com/news/330225-alaska-ski-wipeout-collinson/

Alaska Fishermen Concerned GM Salmon Could Harm $6.4 Billion Fishing Industry


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Not only is it possible that the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of AquaBounty’s GM salmon will harm the environment, Alaska fishermen are concerned the GM fish could tank the fishing industry.

AquaBounty’s salmon have been genetically altered to contain growth-promoting genes from Pacific chinook and an eel-like fish called the ocean pout. They are said to grow up to 4 times faster than regular salmon, which might seem like a boon to the fishing industry, but fisherman are concerned of another outcome which could damage their livelihoods.

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ALASKA FISHERMEN CONCERNED GM SALMON COULD HARM $6.4 BILLION FISHING INDUSTRY


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AquaBounty’s salmon have been genetically altered to contain growth-promoting genes from Pacific chinook and an eel-like fish called the ocean pout. They are said to grow up to 4 times faster than regular salmon, which might seem like a boon to the fishing industry, but fisherman are concerned of another outcome which could damage their livelihoods.

It is possible that the GM fish could escape farms and outcompete or breed with wild fish. There is already evidence that they could easily breed with a close cousin, the brown trout. To reduce that threat, AquaBounty plans to grow its creations in terrestrial tanks in Panama and Canada, and will only rear sterile females. [1]

Alaska Fishermen Concerned GM Salmon Could Harm $6.4 Billion Fishing Industry

Battle Over Alaska’s Bristol Bay Pits Salmon Against Gold


A battle between salmon fishermen, environmentalists and the gold mining industry has been brewing for more than a decade in a remote part of Southwest Alaska where the Arctic tundra meets the wetlands, grizzly bears and caribou roam and rivers rich with fish spill out into Bristol Bay.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/battle-over-alaskas-bristol-bay-pits-salmon-against-gold-n418806

Obama to appear on NBC survival show with Bear Grylls


While on his three-day trip to Alaska — aimed at promoting climate change action — President Barack Obama will tape an episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” NBC and the White House announced Monday.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/31/politics/obama-bear-grylls-running-wild-survival-show/

OBAMA TO APPEAR ON NBC SURVIVAL SHOW WITH BEAR GRYLLS


obama-bear The President will “trek through the wilderness” with survival expert Grylls, in the special edition of the show, set to air later this year according to a press release.

Obama will meet with the host in Alaska to observe the effects of climate change on the state and will also explore the Alaskan wilderness while testing his survival skills.

Celebrities including Kate Winslet, Channing Tatum and Drew Brees have participated in the show featuring one-on-one adventures.

http://www.infowars.com/obama-to-appear-on-nbc-survival-show-with-bear-grylls/