The plaintiffs say the federal Environmental Protection Agency is shirking its duty to update its rules so they reflect the latest science on how dispersants affect the environment.
A research project by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game seeks to understand the genetic differences between wild and farmed pink salmon populations.
Do hatchery fish that spawn with wild populations pose a threat to those stocks?
Commercial crabbers in Southeast Alaska will have some opportunity to fish in offshore waters for king and Tanner crab fishing following decisions by Alaska’s Board of Fisheries in January.
A citizens watchdog group is concerned new oil response crews coming to Prince William Sound aren’t being trained in rough weather conditions they might have to operate in.
A spate of earthquakes widely felt in Southcentral Alaska lately has some wondering if that’s a good sign or a bad sign, insofar as larger quakes are concerned. But you can’t make assumptions on future quakes based on what we’re feeling now, according to Natalia Ruppert, a seismologist with the Alaska Earthquake Center in Fairbanks.…
Coast Guard helicopter and cutter crews rescued two people and three dogs Friday near Montague Island in Prince William Sound. The Coast Guard dispatched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and the Cutter Chandeleur after a mayday call came in over VHF radio.
Sea star wasting syndrome, or disease as it has become known, hit Kachemak Bay hard in 2016, killing about 90 percent of sunflower and true star populations. Researchers eagerly waited for spring to roll around in hopes their numbers would rebound.
A recently published scientific study says the 1989 Exxon-Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound is less to blame for salmon and herring declines than previously thought, but critics say it’s not that simple.
State regulators wrote that the design information submitted so far is “unacceptable for the department’s decision making process” and that “the very limited data provided to date indicates that substantial vessel design deficiencies may exist, particularly in the area of winter operations.”