Tag: environment

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...

Entangled humpback whale freed from fishing gear

A humpback whale hog-tied in fishing gear in Iliuliuk Bay, near the Port of Dutch Harbor, was freed from being anchored down in a...

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...

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...

Students’ views on climate change, fossil fuels impacted by the Exxon...

By Kyi Gasmen This weekend marks the 35th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. According to NOAA, Alaska’s environment has exhibited “significant physical and...

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...

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...

Commentary: The myth of ‘robust environmental protection’ in Alaska 

By Pam Miller In a recent story about the Pebble Mine, Alaskan officials called attention to “Alaska’s robust environmental laws.” In November, former state Senator...

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Alaska’s appeal on EPA Pebble decision

Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court last week rejected, without comment, a state of Alaska challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water...
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