Friday, July 19, 2024

Government-to-government consultation with BLM sought over proposed uranium mine 

Residents of the Native village of Elim are asking the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a government-to-government consultation with the Tribe prior...

NOAA study begins of whether Chinook salmon need ESA protections 

A federal study is underway to determine if Endangered Species Act protections are warranted for Gulf of Alaska Chinook salmon. Such protection for the...

A seaweed exchange: Alaskan seaweed farmers visit Scotland 

From May 4 to May 12 an Alaskan delegation of seaweed farmers visited Scotland to learn more about different technologies and processes in the...

Federal decision to block Ambler Road prompts slams, kudos

A federal decision favoring no right-of-way approval for the Ambler Road is drawing outrage from Alaska’s congressional delegation and governor, and kudos from several...

USACE upholds denial of permit critical for development of Pebble Mine 

A decision to deny a key permit needed to develop a major copper, gold and molybdenum mine abutting the Bristol Bay watershed in Southwest...

Cordova farmers will collaborate on UAF climate change project 

Three sea farmers in Cordova will collaborate with University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) researchers investigating climate change effects on culturally and commercially important marine...

Revamped recycling program set to boost sustainability efforts in Cordova 

Thanks to a newly awarded grant, the Copper River Watershed Project (CRWP) is spearheading efforts to enhance recycling initiatives — particularly targeting aluminum cans.  With...

Federal courts face another Groundhog Day in the Pebble mine saga 

It’s Groundhog Day all over again in the federal court system over the fate of a proposed copper, gold and molybdenum mine in an...

U.S., Canada agree to submit mining pollution issue to International Joint Commission

Salmon Beyond Borders, an Alaska-based environmental campaign, heralded a decision of the Canadian government to involve the International Joint Commission (IJC) in a transboundary...

Research report says polar bears are at risk of starvation 

New research results released by the U.S. Geological Survey contends that polar bears in Canada’s Hudson Bay region may be at risk of starvation...