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Gov accepts climate change plan
The non-binding plan calls for carbon tax, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
The Salmon State: “Surfing the salmon wave” in Bristol Bay
By mid-August Bristol Bay’s river systems are choked with fish, but early July, when most of the bay’s sockeye salmon are fighting their way in… Continue reading
Salmon treaty process was ‘bloody,’ but included some wins for AK, negotiators say
Alaska, Washington and Oregon representatives settled negotiation Monday with Canada on how to share dwindling Chinook salmon harvests through a 10-year international treaty. The agreement,… Continue reading
Opinion: DEC Cruise Ship Program protects Alaska’s air and water
Each year over a million visitors travel to Alaska on cruise ships, which are essentially floating resorts. As you’d expect from any resort, they generate… Continue reading
Youth take mantle during ocean cleanup day
The generation to face the biggest issues with marine debris will take the issue on locally.
Skepticism at first Alaska Roadless Rule meeting
As rulemaking process begins, Juneau meeting draws out public’s skepticism.
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
Air violations issued to eight cruise ships
It’s the highest number of violations handed out in all but four years.
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
Ship exhaust generates flurry of complaints
As exhaust emissions poured from the Norwegian Pearl’s exhaust stack, so too did complaints to the Department of Environmental Conservation.
Conserve, convert, cooperate: Lead Obama climate scientist rallies Juneau
Dr. Don Wuebbles, a former climate scientist for the Obama administration, led a chant outside the Alaska Capitol building on Saturday morning. Before him on… Continue reading
Begich comes out for salmon measure
Stand for Salmon measure backed by candidate and at public testimony.
Bears edge out humans at Arboretum
Ursine interest in the city’s botanical garden has made visits too dangerous
Pink harvest lowest in 40 years
This year’s pink salmon harvest has been dismal.
More permits filed to develop Field of Fireweed
Plans are progressing to develop the Honsinger Pond area, home to a scenic patch of wildflowers called the Field of Fireweed and an 83-acre patch… Continue reading
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
Alaska roadless rule opens for public comment
More timber may soon be harvested on the Tongass National Forest and the U.S. Forest Service wants to know what the public thinks about that.… Continue reading