The data is meant to help tribal citizens, and others, make educated decisions about where and when they’re harvesting.
Company spokesperson Mike Heatwole confirmed that Pebble set up two camps in mid-July to map wetlands in the Koktuli drainage to meet the Corps’ new mitigation requirement.
Business owners and local officials say they’re worried that keeping guests in a bubble would squeeze out most of Southeast Alaska’s small tour companies, retailers and restaurants.
In its outlook for October, November and December, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center said Southeast has equal chances of temperatures and precipitation that are above, below and near normal.
Supporters say Ballot Measure 1 would fix Alaska’s oil tax law and fill the state’s deficit. But those opposed argue it would lead to less investment in Alaska and jeopardize the state’s economy.
Congressman Don Young said he thinks the state should be the one deciding whether or not the mine goes forward.
This week Gov. Dunleavy rejected calls to condemn Pebble and stop his administration’s work on it.
In some places surrounding the central and western Aleutian Islands, reefs are crumbling from urchins burrowing through the weakened calcium carbonate structures.
A seafood donation program started by a Sitka organization is helping bring some stability to fishermen and consumers during an uncertain time.
Scientists have found that as sea ice has dwindled in Arctic waters, a new predator has moved in to feed on the marine mammals: killer whales.