- There’s no mine yet at the Palmer Project site. But a small cadre of scientists live there for half the year, looking for minerals.
- In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season.
- With warmer conditions, there’s less dissolved oxygen in the water. Salmon can have a tougher chance at survival.
A recent report compiled by the Army Corps of Engineers and researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks documents erosion and other environmental threats facing communities in rural Alaska.
The National Weather Service says Ketchikan has gotten more than 21 inches of rain this month. And the fact that the rain came so quickly presents its own challenges.
An internal investigation found that the drill operator was distracted and that there were “contradictory requirements” when it came to workers’ exposure to overhead loads.
Skagway Brewing Co. harnesses the carbon dioxide it produces making beer to fuel their aeroponic garden. That’s adding a layer of food security to Southeast Alaska community.
On the block are old, new and unbuilt projects: the Kuparuk River Unit, which is Alaska’s second-largest oil field; the newer Alpine unit to the west; and the undeveloped Willow prospect in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.