Crowley Fuels of Alaska has agreed to pay a little over $1.3 million in penalties after the Environmental Protection Agency said the company violated national environmental standards and failed to report data for five years for several locations in Alaska.
The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council is accepting public comment on four draft resolutions, including one to expand the spill area from its original boundaries to an ecosystem-based boundary to facilitate restoration and conservation.
After last month’s record of decision outlining the federal government’s plan to auction oil and gas leases in approximately 1.5 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, indigenous people, who depend on the caribou whose calving grounds the development would disturb, are getting support from the United Nations.
Before the Army Corps can authorize a permit allowing the Pebble Partnership to discharge dredged or fill material into streams or wetlands, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation must grant a certification that the project will not violate existing water quality laws.
The Final EIS is not a decision on whether the Pebble Partnership will receive the permits it needs to move forward with the mine, but rather it is a scientific document the Army Corps and U.S. Coast Guard will use to make permitting decisions.
Fishermen in Southeast Alaska could see their season cut short if a federal judge issues an injunction requested by a Washington environmental group to protect the food supply of a subpopulation of orcas.
Despite the fact many Alaskans remember summers with cold, drizzly days, the plants in your garden still need to be watered...even when it rains. Our garden experts say plants dry out quickly in Alaska.
The pup, found on May 3 by the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel near the ferry terminal in Haines, is believed to have been born prematurely, and is the smallest harbor seal pup the Alaska SeaLife Center rescue program has taken in to date.
The National Weather Service's Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center released its site-specific Spring breakup outlook Tuesday, forecasting not only a statewide breakup several days earlier than normal, but also a higher risk of ice-jam flooding across much of the state.
More than three million pounds of trash was dumped into the City and Borough of Juneau's landfill during the summer 2019 tourism season alone, and city officials are limited in the remedies they have available to address the growing problem.
A group of 16 Democratic Senators, including two presidential candidates, sent a letter to 11 major U.S. banks, asking them to stop financing oil and gas drilling and exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The petition calls for the National Park Service to not allow Carnival Cruise Ships from operating in Glacier Bay until a third party monitoring system is put in place to make sure they don't pollute the water.
Currently, biologists know very little about the ages and age distribution of the Cook Inlet beluga population because the current method of dating belugas requires analyzing its teeth, which can only be collected after an animal dies
Three days after NOAA Fisheries released its latest abundance estimate showing a decline in the endangered Cook Inlet beluga, two environmental groups have filed a notice of intent to sue the federal agency over its decision to authorize Hilcorp to conduct activities that would impact marine mammals.
Despite requests from agencies including the EPA, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble Mine, the document will not include an analysis of the impacts of a tailings dam failure.