The companies met last week and agreed to start screening all of their workers when they check in in Anchorage.
Princess Cruises will cancel all sailings until May 2020. Some trips already sailing will be cut short.
The Trump administration last month proposed to narrow the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. That could have profound impacts on how industry players approach development in Alaska.
The state spent the money in a variety of ways, but it drew criticism from tribal governments and environmental groups for offering some of the funds to the Alaska Forest Association.
It wasn’t until the mid-1980s that a federal program to organize clean-up for spills and other pollution was established by congress.
Coronavirus continues to upend the global economy in ways that threaten the stability of Alaska’s budget, the Alaska Permanent Fund and the state’s tourism industry.
After 10 years of certification, Gulf of Alaska cod will have its blue-sticker sustainability label suspended.
While many North Slope fields are on the decline, production at Hilcorp’s Milne Point has actually increased by huge amounts. Now the company is acquiring the massive Prudhoe Bay field, raising hopes of a similar revival there.
The case shows how it’s become common for polar bears to disrupt village life in Kaktovik, which sits on an island at the edge of the Beaufort Sea. As climate change melts sea ice and drives the bears ashore, residents say they’ve been under increasing stress.
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