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Northwest Travel Guide 2017: 25 adventures for the year ahead

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Northwest Travel Guide 2017: 25 adventures for the year ahead

- Experiencing the Pacific Northwest to its fullest could take a lifetime, so how do you decide what to see in a year? That question has been on my mind as we make our travel plans for 2017, and I bet it's been on your mind too. As I imagine the possibilities in the year ahead, images of the Pacific Ocean, Columbia River and Cascade Mountains float in. So do small
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Super-warm Arctic winter 'extremely unlikely' without climate change, scientists say

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Super-warm Arctic winter 'extremely unlikely' without climate change, scientists say

- Hit by a second bout of extremely warm winter temperatures in recent days, the seasonal growth of floating sea ice has flattened out, just as it did when hit by similarly dramatic heat in November. The area of the Arctic Ocean covered by sea ice is currently far smaller than it was in 2012 at this time of year. And while 2012 holds the all-time record for lowest ice extent
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Donald, Melania Trump receive standing ovation at Christmas

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Donald, Melania Trump receive standing ovation at Christmas

- Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, and an entourage of Secret Service agents and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies made the trip from Trump's to attend the 10:30 p.m. service at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, which sits about 400 yards from the Atlantic Ocean. They received a standing ovation from the congregation when they arrived. The Trump family has frequented the church many times in the past few
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Trump-proofing? Obama makes last-minute moves

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Trump-proofing? Obama makes last-minute moves

- President Barack Obama on Tuesday banned millions of acres of federally-owned land in the Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean from offshore oil and gas drilling, a move experts say is likely to be challenged by incoming president Donald Trump, but unlikely to be quickly reversed. It’s just the latest step the Democratic administration has taken since the election to enact rules and policies in the president’s final days in power,
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Obama imposes permanent Arctic Ocean oil drilling ban a month before Trump becomes president

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Obama imposes permanent Arctic Ocean oil drilling ban a month before Trump becomes president

- The move, which also includes certain areas of the Atlantic Ocean, comes a month before Donald Trump becomes president promising to unleash the nation's untapped energy reserves. The White House announced the actions in conjunction with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who also placed a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing in its Arctic waters, subject to periodic review. Mr Obama is making use of an arcane provision in
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Wet, windy and no white Christmas, says Met Éireann

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Wet, windy and no white Christmas, says Met Éireann

- While the north west coast of Ulster could experience high winds and some rain on Friday, Met Éireann said conditions were unlikely to be stormy. Any dramatic weather conditions associated with the storm would be experienced only along the north west coast. "At present it looks like the storm forming in the north Atlantic Ocean will pass north for Scotland," the Irish Met's forecaster Gerry Murphy said. "This is the
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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

- President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing. The move helps put some finishing touches on Obama's environmental legacy while also testing President-elect Donald Trump's promise to unleash the nation's untapped energy reserves. announced the actions in conjunction with the government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin
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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

- HONOLULU — President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing. The move helps put some finishing touches on Obama's environmental legacy while also testing President-elect Donald Trump's promise to unleash the nation's untapped energy reserves. The White House announced the actions in conjunction with the government
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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

courant.com

Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

- President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing. The move helps put some finishing touches on Obama's environmental legacy while also testing President-elect Donald Trump's promise to unleash the nation's untapped energy reserves. announced the actions in conjunction with the government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin
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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

- Honolulu • President Barack Obama has designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing. The move on Tuesday helps put some finishing touches on Obama's environmental legacy while also testing President-elect Donald Trump's promise to unleash the nation's untapped energy reserves. Environmental groups hope the ban, despite relying on executive powers,
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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Atlantic, Arctic

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Atlantic, Arctic

- Move challenges President-elect Trump's plan to unleash untapped reserves. . Updated: 10:18 AM MST Dec 20, 2016 Obama bans future oil leases in much of Atlantic, Arctic Move challenges President-elect Trump's plan to unleash untapped reserves Updated: 10:18 AM MST Dec 20, 2016 HONOLULU — President Barack Obama has designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits
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Experts say Malaysia Airlines crash site likely north of search area

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Experts say Malaysia Airlines crash site likely north of search area

- SYDNEY — For two years, a handful of ships have diligently combed a remote patch of the Indian Ocean west of Australia in a $160 million bid to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On Tuesday, investigators made what was surely a painful admission: They have probably been looking in the wrong place. The latest analysis by a team of international investigators concluded the vanished Boeing 777 is highly unlikely to
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MH370 officials: Crash site could be north of search area

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MH370 officials: Crash site could be north of search area

- SYDNEY — For two years, a handful of ships have diligently combed a remote patch of the Indian Ocean west of Australia in a $160 million bid to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On Tuesday, investigators made what was surely a painful admission: They have probably been looking in the wrong place. The latest analysis by a team of international investigators concluded that the vanished Boeing 777 is highly unlikely
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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

- Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire. . Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 SYDNEY — A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the
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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

- Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire. . Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 SYDNEY — A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the
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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

- Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire. . Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 SYDNEY — A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the
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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

koat.com

Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

- Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire. . Updated: 4:37 AM MST Dec 17, 2016 Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire Updated: 4:37 AM MST Dec 17, 2016 SYDNEY — A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the
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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

- Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire. . Updated: 5:37 AM CST Dec 17, 2016 Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire Updated: 5:37 AM CST Dec 17, 2016 SYDNEY — A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the
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  • Obama bans future oil leases in much of Atlantic, Arctic
    Obama bans future oil leases in much of Atlantic, Arctic

    , koat.com

    Move challenges President-elect Trump's plan to unleash untapped reserves. . Updated: 10:18 AM MST Dec 20, 2016 Obama bans future oil leases in much of Atlantic, Arctic Move challenges President-elect Trump's plan to unleash untapped reserves Updated: 10:18 AM MST Dec 20, 2016 HONOLULU — President Barack Obama has designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits
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Sports

  • Ashes of legendary wrestler Chyna dropped in ocean months after passing
    Ashes of legendary wrestler Chyna dropped in ocean months after passing

    , torontosun.com

    The ashes of beloved WWE legend Chyna have finally been dropped at sea — more than six months after her tragic death. The 46-year-old former headliner, whose real name is Joanie Laurer, died April 20 of a drug overdose at her home in California. Chyna’s ashes were reportedly kept in a rhinestone urn that was dropped into the Pacific Ocean. A camera crew was on hand for the touching service.
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Business

  • Indo-Oman ties can be a model for bilateral partnership: MJ Akbar
    Indo-Oman ties can be a model for bilateral partnership: MJ Akbar

    , indianexpress.com

    Bilateral trade and investment are key pillars of Indo-Oman ties, Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar today said as he sought to strengthen economic and strategic ties with the oil-rich Gulf nation. “India and Oman have a relationship that can be a model: we are maritime neighbours across the Indian Ocean. The historical maritime trade and cultural exchanges, spanning over 5000 years, have evolved over the past
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Technology

  • UPS testing drones for deliveries to remote locations
    UPS testing drones for deliveries to remote locations

    , wdrb.com

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- UPS is testing drones for package delivery. The shipping giant wants to use the technology to make commercial deliveries to remote or difficult to access locations. UPS successfully tested a drone yesterday in Massachusetts. It flew a programmed three mile route over the Atlantic Ocean to deliver an inhaler. But actual use of drones for commercial use could be a long way off. Currently, federal aviation
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Health

  • French tourists deaths not caused by Irukandji jellyfish stings, Cairns tourist operator says
    French tourists deaths not caused by Irukandji jellyfish stings, Cairns tourist operator says

    , news.com.au

    A CAIRNS tourist operator has dismissed speculation tiny marine stingers could have caused the deaths of two French tourists, maintaining their deaths were a “one-in-a-million” coincidence. Danielle Franck, 74, and Jacques Goron, 76, were pulled from the waters of the Great Barrier Reef within five minutes of each other on Wednesday morning, each having suffered a heart attack that proved fatal while on a guided snorkelling tour. But a cardiologist,
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Home & Gardening

  • Authorities: Canadian tried to smuggle cat into New Zealand
    Authorities: Canadian tried to smuggle cat into New Zealand

    , yahoo.com

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Canadian woman who authorities say managed to hide her 4-year-old pet cat Bella in her handbag during a flight across the Pacific Ocean had her vacation cut short when border agents discovered the ruse at Auckland Airport. Ministry for Primary Industries spokesman Craig Hughes said Thursday that the woman was refused entry into the country and was forced to catch the next flight home
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Family & Parenting

  • Families of flight MH370 victims offer reward for debris
    Families of flight MH370 victims offer reward for debris

    , stuff.co.nz

    Anyone who finds a piece of debris from a Malaysia Airlines plane that is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean in 2014 could receive a financial reward, relatives of those who were on the plane say. The Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing vanished on March 8 with 239 people on board, including two New Zealanders. A group of relatives who travelled to the island
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Society & Culture

  • Experts say Malaysia Airlines crash site likely north of search area
    Experts say Malaysia Airlines crash site likely north of search area

    , bostonglobe.com

    SYDNEY — For two years, a handful of ships have diligently combed a remote patch of the Indian Ocean west of Australia in a $160 million bid to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On Tuesday, investigators made what was surely a painful admission: They have probably been looking in the wrong place. The latest analysis by a team of international investigators concluded the vanished Boeing 777 is highly unlikely to
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Songstress takes on the States
    Songstress takes on the States

    , stuff.co.nz

    Busking, hiking, gigging and couch-surfing: Emma Ghaemmaghamy is taking a fun-filled and spontaneous route through the United States to fame and fortune. It was the advent of the 2014 general election that prompted the 27-year-old lead singer of the hard-rocking New Zealand band Static Era - and former Hamiltonian - to take her career on a sudden north-east excursion across the Pacific Ocean to North America. "My former Static Era
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  • Rare false killer whales spotted off Watamu
    Rare false killer whales spotted off Watamu

    , the-star.co.ke

    than 100 false killer whales spotted in Watamu last week. It was the first sighting in Kenya. Researchers from the Watamu Marine Association and KWS spotted the rare mammals in the marine protected area. They were sighted onTuesday, two kilometres from the beach, in shores of the Indian Ocean. Their presence surprised the experts, who have never recorded sightings of the mammals before in Kenya. False killer whales are much
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Life & Style

  • Salmon from Norway comes to India with 'Desi' Twist
    Salmon from Norway comes to India with 'Desi' Twist

    , smartcooky.com

    Sea food lovers are in for good news as they can now relish salmon, native to tributaries of North Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, in Indianised versions like 'Amritsari Tawa Salmon' and 'Bengali yogurt mustard Salmon'. Aimed at sharing knowledge and passion for producing the best tasting salmon from , Consul General of the Royal Norwegian Consulate H E Torbjon Holthe and Vice Counsel and Norwegian Seafood Council Director India, Yogi
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