The Palmer Project, a mining prospect outside Haines, could transform into a large-scale operation

by Claire Stremple, Alaska's Energy Desk
- 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.

A new report sheds more light on how climate change is impacting Alaska Native villages

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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.
Ketchikan Creek swells after heavy rains late last week. (Photo by Eric Stone/KRBD)

Heavy rains prompt flooding concerns for Ketchikan less than a month after drought ends

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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.

Hilcorp paid a $25,000 fine after a worker died last year on its North Slope drilling rig

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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. gardner Amy Erfling peeks into the interior of an aeroponic garden panel.

Skagway brewery harnesses beer gas to grow food

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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.

For sale: A stake in an array of ConocoPhillips’ Alaska projects

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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.