6-Year-Old Boy Rides Van Roof for 3 Miles Along Alaska Highway

When a six-year-old boy in Alaska climbed onto the roof of his parents' van as it sat in their driveway, he probably wasn't expecting to take a ride along a highway while still atop the van. Unfortunately, for the boy and his parents, that's just what happened, and the boy fell from the van's roof after three miles. » 7/02/13 10:13pm 7/02/13 10:13pm

Attention: This Shell Arctic Ready Website Is Also A Hoax

When Shell announced that they would be exploring opportunities to drill for oil off of Alaska's coast, a grassroots movement of bad publicity was started. First there was the mini oil rig explosion in early June and then there was arcticready.com, a purported Shell social media contest gone horribly wrong. » 7/18/12 1:40pm 7/18/12 1:40pm

E85 Gas Pumps Pass 1,800 Mark, Still Can't Find One In Sarah Palin's…

A new report shows the number of E85 ethanol » 10/14/08 11:00am 10/14/08 11:00am pumps in the U.S. has grown nearly 28% in the past year, surpassing the 1,800 mark with 1,693 available for public use. The states with the most E85 pumps are, as you'd expect, in the corn belt, including Minnesota, Illinois and Missouri. Just don't expect to find them in…

Sarah Palin Brings Youth, Feathered Hair And Mustang Grande To The…

We were speculating just last week about what appeared to be Barack Obama's '61 Dodge Lancer » 9/02/08 8:30am 9/02/08 8:30am (as well as his ), wondering what the McCain camp could do to counter the old Mopar's awesomeness… when here comes a shot of McCain running mate Sarah Palin posing by a '73 Ford Mustang Grande with the most 80s hair…

Land Rover Defender Crosses Bering Strait From Russia To Alaska

As part of an amazing trip from the UK to Alaska, a British farmer crossed the 56-mile-wide Bering Strait in his Land Rover. The 2007 Defender 110 was the latest vehicle in a development process that began back in 2004. Two giant flotation devices were fitted to each side of the SUV, which had been stripped down to the … » 8/25/08 3:40pm 8/25/08 3:40pm

American City With Most Taxis Per Capita?

Yep, it's Bethel, Alaska! With 70 taxis serving a population of 5,900, Bethel's 1:84 cab/resident ratio blows away New York City's miserable 1:149 figure. The reason? Bethel is inaccessible by road, so all vehicles must be flown or barged in; add to that the $5/gallon cost of gas and it just makes sense to call a cab.… » 7/18/07 4:30pm 7/18/07 4:30pm

In Russia, Alaska Tunnels You! Bering Strait Access Plan Pondered

A patchwork of state organizations and private companies are forwarding a $65 billion plan to dig a tunnel under the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska. The project would serve dual purposes of transport way and pipeline from Siberia's oil reserves. It would also bring the dream of driving around the world to the…

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Something In Our Synapses Assures Us We're Okay: Is BP Greenwashing? Is …

We're in a play of slow decay orchestrated by Boltzmann/It's entropy/It's not a human issue/ Entropy/It's matter of course/ Entropy/Energy at all levels/Entropy/ From it you cannot divorce » 8/09/06 8:00pm 8/09/06 8:00pm
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Breaking! Four Bucks A Gallon, Here We Come! BP Goes Oops In Alaska,…


Although "BP" changed their name to "Beyond Petroleum" in its marketing, it never officially changed the name of the company. That's because the company all about "listening to the concerns and criiticisms of real people" is still chained to that ol' carbon fuel source o' oil. Now, due to what's being called "corroded lines"… » 8/07/06 11:03am 8/07/06 11:03am