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Feds expand ban on mineral extraction near Mendenhall Glacier
20-year prohibition on mining, oil drilling applies to newly exposed land as ice continues retreat
Biden administration invests in carbon capture
Move ups pressure on industry to show results.
Nikiski senator’s bill ‘lumbers’ toward governor’s desk
Senate Bill 87 aims to make locally milled lumber more widely available for the construction of housing in Alaska
U.S.-Canada summit leads to renewed calls for transboundary mining cleanups
Indigenous leaders — including Rep. Peltola, U.S. and Canadian tribes — seek joint oversight of areas
Cleaning up the environment is their bag
Annual citywide cleanup held.
U.S. plans new forest protections, issues old-growth inventory
BILLINGS, Mont. — The Biden administration has identified more than 175,000 square miles of old growth and mature forests on U.S. government land and plans… Continue reading
Looming mine development puts Southeast’s Chilkat-Klehini system on list of endangered rivers
A pair of connected Southeast Alaska waterways are on the 2023 list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers issued by a national environmental organization. The Chilkat… Continue reading
Public ideas sought for long-term Tongass strategy
U.S. Forest Service to conduct online, in-person sessions during coming weeks for 10-year plan
Mine VP gives update, addresses report on elevated lead levels in Hawk Inlet
“They made numerous unsupported comparisons and conclusions to support their allegation.”
Murkowski, Sullivan throw support behind Alaska LNG Project
The project would move gas from the North Slope through an 800-mile pipeline to a liquefaction plant in Nikiski
Big climate bill: Major new spending to spur green energy
Experts say it isn’t enough, but it’s a big start.
Erosion reveals old oil drums near Eagle Beach
The situation is noncritical, said state and federal agencies working on a removal solution.
Low early-run king numbers prompt restrictions
Off to a very slow start.
A Ray of Hope in Chaotic Times
Even in these chaotic and perilous times, there is reason for hope. Humanity finds itself at a major crossroads: Do we choose the path of… Continue reading
Feds put freeze on Roadless Rule rollback
On the Roadless Rule again.
Gov criticizes Biden admin over Bristol Bay review
Ready for litigation.
Juneauites use performances to urge climate action
Salmon returns set records in Bristol Bay while Southeast runs struggle
Prices are up all around.
Forest Service set to approve Kensington expansion
Objections period is open.
Rally generates excitement for electric vehicles
Going for green.