Gustavus is getting a multi-million dollar airport upgrade, but city officials and some residents are calling on Alaska’s Department of Transportation to stop work on the project.
Many Southeast Alaska homeowners are converting to electric heat pumps to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and improve air quality. But in some of Southeast’s smallest communities, the high cost of electricity makes operating them unaffordable.
Two companies are looking at the geothermal energy potential of Mount Spurr, an active volcano across the Cook Inlet from Anchorage.
While most of the cause has been attributed to a warming Arctic climate, a new study from the University of Alaska Fairbanks has found evidence that warming waters outside of the Arctic are impacting sea ice as well.
A state corporation is in the middle of making another push to get a natural gas pipeline built from the North Slope to the Kenai.
The seismic stations are part of the U.S. Array, a multi-million dollar national research project. It spanned nearly two decades and the entire continent.
Local officials in Haines see it as an opportunity to upgrade old shipping infrastructure.
Concerned residents in the Southeast Alaska town of Gustavus pushed state agencies to do more testing for contaminants before major construction at the city’s airport. And the state found more toxic “forever chemicals” at the site.
Several Alaska energy researchers will be featured in a national conference this week of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.
The land along the road’s route near the highway and the village of Evansville is owned by Doyon, the state’s largest private landowner. The agreement is not a right of way and does not guarantee long-term access to the area by AIDEA or the road project.