Alaska's Energy Desk

With no ferries to haul waste, Southeast Alaska’s septic tank problem could get messy

Not all rural communities have normal sanitation systems like city sewer and water treatment plants: They rely on septic systems that need to get pumped periodically. And while the Alaska Marine Highway System is closed, pump trucks can’t get to some small towns that rely on them.

Anxiety creeps into oil-dependent Alaska as banks step back from Arctic investment

Development in the Arctic is booming as the global climate warms and ice melts. But environmental opposition has come along with it, making some big banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase more reticent about investing.

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