#Alaska

.Alaska, USA
US will conduct a comprehensive environmental review of the oil activity in the region. (Representational image/Pixabay)

  • The US Interior Department said it was notifying firms of the freeze
  • A comprehensive environmental review will determine whether leases should reaffirmed
  • Biden had promised to protect ANWR during the presidential campaign

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden signed the bill on Monday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@POTUS)

  • The law will ease tourism-related activities in Alaska
  • The legislation was pushed by Alaskan lawmakers
  • Senate passed the bill unanimously

Petr Kellner is Czech Republic’s richest man. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ PPF)

  • Petr Kellner was killed in a helicopter crash in Alaska on Sunday
  • Petr Kellner is Czech Republic’s richest man with a net worth of over $17 billion
  • The businessman owns a 98.93% stake in the investment company PPF Group

.Knik River, AK, USA
The AS50 Eurocopter crashed in Alaska. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The AS50 Eurocopter reportedly crashed around 6:35 pm near Butte
  • Authorities announced that a rescue team was swiftly dispatched for the crash site
  • The identities of the casualties were not unveiled by the authorities

.Alaska, USA
Sullivan had to fly home due to an emergency.(Photo Credit: Twitter/Dan Sullivan)

  • Sullivan was first sworn in as the Senator in 2015 and re-elected in 2020
  • He did his Bachelor's from Harvard University in Economics
  • He was part of President George W. Bush's administration 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The White House announced the plan in November 2020 (Picture Credits: Unsplash)

  • Nine leases were sold to Alaska Industrial Development Authority
  • The revenue generated from the sale was $14 million
  • The oil sites are an environmentally sensitive area 

.New York, NY, USA
Sarah Palin was herself a victim of Wikileaks, when the website published personal and official communication from her Yahoo.com account in 2008. (Photo credit: Twitter/Sarah Palin page)

  • Palin demanded pardon for Julian Assange in a video she uploaded on YouTube
  • She said she made a mistake by not supporting him long ago
  • Assange is currently housed in a London jail and waiting for his hearing on extradition to the US 

.Alaska, USA
The man sat and walked over the wing of the plan. (Photo credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • Flight 1367 was bound for Portland from McCarran International Airport
  • The pilot spotted the person as he jumped over the perimeter fence
  • The plane was delayed by roughly four hours

.Alaska, USA
The Arctic Report 2020 revealed 2020 second hottest for Arctic after 21012, since 1979, the year when agencies began keeping records. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The late summer thaw in 2020 was the second-worst year, after 2012
  • Siberia set heat records, with temperatures 3-5 degrees Celsius above normal
  • The phenomenon of "Arctic amplification" is in full flow

.Delaware, OH, USA
Outgoing President Donald Trump is yet to concede the election. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The Trump administration has invited oil companies to select drilling territories in Alaska
  • The contentious area has been defended by environmentalists
  • The Artic National Wildlife Refuge is 1.6 million acres long