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Rio Tinto gives Pebble Mine stake to nonprofits

The mining conglomerate Rio Tinto announced this morning it is divesting its stake in Northern Dynasty, the owner of the proposed Pebble Mine.

Land-use agreement reached for Susitna-Watana dam work

Land-use agreement reached for Susitna-Watana dam work

The Alaska Energy Authority says it has reached a land-use agreement that is also key to it perhaps receiving additional funding for the proposed Susitna-Watana hydro project.

Ouzinkie reservoir drained after breach

Ouzinkie reservoir drained after breach

Officials in Ouzinkie are racing to find funding to replace the Mahoona Lake dam.

Coast Guard releases findings on Kulluk grounding

Coast Guard releases findings on Kulluk grounding

The Coast Guard has released the results of an investigation into the grounding of Shell’s Kulluk drill rig at the end of their troubled Arctic drilling season.

Testimony mixed on Juneau Access project funding

Testimony mixed on Juneau Access project funding

Juneau residents on Thursday weighed in for and against a $35 million appropriation for the Juneau Access project in Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed capital budget.

Company hopes to tap high winds for rural power

Company hopes to tap high winds for rural power

A Boston-based company is scouting for an Alaska location to test a flying wind turbine that could lower power costs in rural villages.

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervous

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervous

The head of British Columbia’s government has pledged to spur mining development, and that has fishermen in Southeast Alaska nervous.

Alaska lawmaker wants coal plant without fed regs

Alaska lawmaker wants coal plant without fed regs

A Fairbanks lawmaker says Alaska should ignore federal regulations and plan to build a large-scale coal-powered plant to generate electricity in the event of an energy crisis.

Bill would help fund two Southeast mines

Bill would help fund two Southeast mines

Two Southeast Alaska mines could get close to $300 million in state support under a bill moving through the Legislature.

Southeast tribes meet about mining concerns

Southeast tribes meet about mining concerns

Southeast Alaska tribal leaders are meeting to discuss Canadian mines that could impact regional fisheries.