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Begich speaks on VA care in Alaska

Begich speaks on VA care in AlaskaBegich said officials from the top down will be held accountable when Shenseki’s VA report comes out.

Committee moves bill updating Magnuson-Stevens Act

Committee moves bill updating Magnuson-Stevens ActThe U.S. House Natural Resources Committee yesterday moved a bill to update the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the primary fisheries law in federal waters.

Wrangell timber sale plan moving forward

Wrangell timber sale plan moving forwardThe U.S. Forest Service is moving closer to selling old-growth timber stands on roaded areas of Wrangell Island.

NMFS nears new Steller sea lion restrictions

NMFS nears new Steller sea lion restrictionsNMFS came out in favor of allowing more fishing in its environmental impact statement released Friday morning.

Alaska farmers eligible for USDA transportation help

Alaska farmers eligible for USDA transportation helpStarting July 21, Alaska farmers can sign up for the US Department of Agriculture’s Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program.

Fifteen to review Tongass management plan

Fifteen to review Tongass management planThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has named 15 people to a committee providing advice on changes in Tongass National Forest management.

Senate panel approves labeling for GM salmon

Senate panel approves labeling for GM salmonA U.S. Senate panel yesterday moved to require labeling for genetically modified salmon, if it’s approved for sale in this country.

USFW wants to regulate oil & gas on refuges

USFW wants to regulate oil & gas on refugesThe Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is the only refuge in Alaska with active petroleum extraction.

New equipment means new opportunities for polar bear treatment

New equipment means new opportunities for polar bear treatmentNew equipment has given the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the capability to treat polar bears on the scene, which, until now, hasn’t been a possibility.

Report says US participation in Arctic Council lacks coordination, follow-through

Report says US participation in Arctic Council lacks coordination, follow-throughA report released Monday from the Government Accountability Office suggests U.S. participation in the Arctic Council lacks coordination and follow-through.