Alaska environment

Katie McCaffrey racing the Herbert Glacier Trail. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

Photos: Biking and hiking Herbert Glacier

Over the weekend Katie McCaffrey and I spent almost eight hours approaching and exploring the Herbert Glacier at mile 28 on the Juneau road system.… Continue reading

 

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Local volunteers meeting up Saturday to clean up coastline

This Saturday, people around the world are hitting the beach in the name of taking care of the environment. International Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday,… Continue reading

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Resolving the long-running conflict between state and federal governments over the “Roadless Rule” in the Tongass National Forest is the purpose of a memorandum of understanding announced Aug. 2. (AP Photo | Juneau Empire File)

Meeting looks to spur feedback about Roadless Rule

The first of two Juneau meetings asking for public feedback on the Roadless Rule is taking place this Thursday. The U.S. Forest Service is looking… Continue reading

Resolving the long-running conflict between state and federal governments over the “Roadless Rule” in the Tongass National Forest is the purpose of a memorandum of understanding announced Aug. 2. (AP Photo | Juneau Empire File)

Doc on local mine pollution released online

A documentary critical of the environmental practices of Hecla Greens Creek mine will debut online today. “Irreparable Harm” claims that contamination from mining at Greens… Continue reading

Clean up that damn mine

The Tulsequah Chief mine has been polluting the Taku Watershed with acid mine drainage (AMD) for over 60 years now. This pollution is in violation… Continue reading

Emissions from cruise ships cloud up the Gastineau Channel on July 5. (Photo courtesy Eric Adam)

As blue haze rises, so do cruise ship complaints

Complaints over cruise ship emissions are rising, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, partly due to excessive blue haze from cruise ship exhaust stacks.… Continue reading

Emissions from cruise ships cloud up the Gastineau Channel on July 5. (Photo courtesy Eric Adam)

As blue haze rises, so do cruise ship complaints

Complaints over cruise ship emissions are rising, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, partly due to excessive blue haze from cruise ship exhaust stacks.… Continue reading