Annie Feidt, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage

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Annie Feidt is the Managing Editor for Alaska's Energy Desk, a collaboration between Alaska Public Media in Anchorage, KTOO Public Media in Juneau and KUCB in Unalaska. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace. Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49th state just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon. afeidt (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8443 | About Annie

Walrus Start Hauling Out Along North Coast

Walrus have started hauling out on shore along Alaska’s north coast. The sea ice has retreated far north of the continental shelf, leaving the animals with limited options for foraging.

Shell Working to Contain North Sea Spill

Shell is working to contain an oil spill from one of its pipelines in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland. The crew on an oil platform there first observed a light sheen in the water last Wednesday. Around 1,300 barrels of oil have spilled so far into the sea.

Officials Investigate Packages Containing White Powder Sent to Alaska Delegation Offices

The state offices for Alaska’s Congressional Delegation received suspicious packages Monday. In downtown Anchorage, the fourth floor of the building where Congressman Don Young has an office was evacuated while authorities investigated a box that contained white powder.

Study Shows Arctic Sea Ice May Stabilize

A new study shows Arctic sea ice may stabilize or even bounce back for brief periods in the coming decades.

Salazar’s Third Visit to Alaska Focuses on Development Issues

Business leaders in Alaska got a chance to meet with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Monday morning.

Shell Gets Conditional Drilling Approval

The federal government has given conditional approval to Shell's plan to drill exploratory wells in the Beaufort Sea.

Scientists Keeping an Eye on Cleveland Volcano

Scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory are keeping an eye on Cleveland volcano. The Aleutian Chain volcano started showing increased thermal activity last month.

AK: Yard Sales

Friday, July 29 Yard sales are a great summer tradition in this state. Thrifty Alaskans scour neighborhoods for good deals on used kitchenware, baby clothes and furniture.

Officials Hammer Out Details on U.S. Russia Polar Bear Treaty

U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials are in Moscow this week to work out more details on the treaty for managing the polar bear population that roams between the U.S. and Russia.

300 Villages: Minto and Soldotna

Now it’s time for our weekly trip around Alaska.

Legislative Hearing Targets Government Waste

Alaska has more money in savings than any other state in the country- about $15 billion. But the state is still looking for ways to trim costs and eliminate waste.

Feds Want Public Input on Exploratory Drilling in Beaufort Sea

The federal government is looking for public input on Shell's plan to do exploratory drilling in the Beaufort Sea next summer.

Randall Keeps Mount Marathon Victory a Family Tradition

When Kikkan Randall won Mount Marathon for the first time on Monday, her mom Deborah was there to celebrate. Deborah is a past Mount Marathon Champion herself. And she was probably the only person collecting condolences over Kikkan's win.

AK: Culinary Swap

This week, we take a ride on the ferry Tustema. Or, I should say, we sample a stop on the ferry- a very mouth watering stop.

Judge Upholds Threatened Status of Polar Bears

A judge on Thursday ruled the federal government was correct in listing the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 2008 because of global warming. The state of Alaska was suing to remove protections for the bear.

Study Show New Details on Declining Oil

A study released today lays out new details on an old problem: declining oil throughput in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.

Estimate of Cook Inlet Natural Gas Reserves Increased by 10x

The federal government says there are huge amounts of undiscovered natural gas reserves in Cook Inlet. The United States Geological Survey assessment finds almost 10 times the amount that was estimated in 1995.

DNR Declares New Renaissance for Cook Inlet’s Oil and Gas

The Department of Natural Resources is declaring a new Renaissance for oil and gas in Cook Inlet. A lease sale Wednesday was the most successful in recent memory, taking in 110 bids and raising $11 million.

State Receives Over 100 Bids on Cook Inlet Lease Sale

The state has received more than 100 bids for this year's Cook Inlet oil and gas lease sale. That's the highest number since 1983. At the lease sale Wednesday morning in Anchorage, the state will learn the dollar amount of the bids and which tracts companies are interested in.

Dwight Yoakam Concert Cancelled Due to Safety Concerns

A concert promoter in Anchorage is refunding more than 1,000 Dwight Yoakam tickets for a show that was supposed to happen this weekend. The concert was scheduled for June 25 in the Alaska Dome.