Thursday, July 25, 2024

Tag: environment

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...

All-woman crew rows for conservation 

Four female marine science educators are planning to row 5,000 kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean in a nonstop effort to raise half a million...

NOAA’s 2023 Arctic Report Card highlights human-caused warming

New chapter focuses on salmon vital to the health, cultures, food security of Indigenous communities  NOAA’s 2023 Arctic Report Card includes new information confirming that...

BLM seeks further input regarding AIDEA’s Ambler Road proposal

Several public meetings are scheduled in December by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to gather comment on its draft supplemental environmental impact statement...

PWS Hope Spot designation causing concern among some commercial fishermen

An international marine conservation nonprofit announced this week that it has named Prince William Sound as a critical environmental location, but the designation’s implications...

The new Arctic vision of the United States

By Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska  This piece was originally given as a speech to the Arctic Circle Assembly on Oct. 20, 2023. The Arctic Circle...

Extension sought on comment period for NPR-A restrictions

Alaska’s congressional delegation is seeking an 80-day extension on the comment period for a proposed federal rule to impose sweeping restrictions across 13.1 million...