Officials are trying to determine the source of an offensive odor coming from the Mendenhall Lake Campground.
Initial testing indicates the smell is not coming from a toxic source, including sewage. But other tests are planned, according to a release from the National Forest Service, which manages the campground.
The Forest Service is working with the City and Borough of Juneau and the State Department of Environmental Conservation to identify the cause of the funky fragrance.
- For the Arctic Ocean, winter has been one long warm spell. That’s led to another record-low year for formation of Arctic winter sea-ice cover.
- The Bering Sea Bairdi crab fishery stayed closed this year, for the first time in four years. State biologists decided there were too few crab to safely harvest, but fishermen are questioning that decision.
- The multi-year project commissioned by the Arctic Council features indigenous youth gathering and sharing traditions.