Alaska

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz takes us to Nebraska's Platte River where an estimated half a million Sandhill Cranes stop in his time of year along their annual migration route north. Alicia Hardin of Nebraska's Game and Parks Commission speaks with anchor David Baron.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with University of Alaska entomologist Derek Sikes. He's among those searching for new signs of life on Kasatochi. An eruption there last year incinerated the island's plants and animals.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the name of the acquisition that brought a slice of southern Arizona and a corner of New Mexico into the United States.

Global Politics

Putin issues gas warning

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned today that the era of inexpensive natural gas is coming to an end. As one of the world's largest gas producers, Russia is a key player in the energy market.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's answer is the Iditarod National Trail in Alaska, where America's last great gold rush began 100 years ago today. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Kevin Keeler, the trail's administrator.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer: fifty miles

Fifty miles. That's about the distance separating the United States and Russia. And it's the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The World's David Leveille takes a look at an old proposal to link Siberia and mainland Alaska by tunnel.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The two islands - one American and one Russian - in the middle of the Bering Strait, are the Big and Little Diomede Islands. The World's David Leveille follows up on a recent Geo Quiz about the distance between the US and Russia.

Business, Finance & Economics

Palin's ideas on oil

Marco Werman speaks with Alaska journalist Gregg Erickson about oil and the Republican VP choice, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Today, Senator John McCain praised Palin for her handling of tough issues like American dependence on foreign oil.