It’s part of a long-term strategic effort to reduce the effects of catastrophic wildfires, by creating fuel breaks within 50 feet of the roadway so personnel and residents can maintain access in the event of one.
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management has signed a new record of decision guiding the management of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, reverting that management to a previous plan and closing off almost half of the 23-million acre area from oil and gas development.
According to the National Gardening Association, the lawn and garden industry is led by wealthy households, and millennial households report strong levels of spending also. Millennials, according to the association, are reported to have revived the houseplant market.
ConocoPhillips Alaska says a shallow gas reservoir that a waste disposal well had come into contact with was the source of a natural gas release first detected last month at one of its North Slope drill sites.
The United States is an Arctic nation because of Alaska, and on Thursday the Arctic Encounter Symposium kicked off at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. At the event, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy welcomed ambassadors from other Arctic nations.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries announced that critical habitat for Arctic ringed seals and the Beringia distinct population segment of bearded seals will be designated off the western and northern coastline of Alaska.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation reported that the ongoing diesel fuel cleanup efforts in Neva Strait have collected 15 cubic yards over the last four days since their last report, and no major impacts to wildlife have been reported.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation reported that much of the remaining fuel that could potentially spill from the ruptured tank of the Western Mariner tugboat has been removed, and nearly 1,000 gallons of oily water have been recovered from around Neva Strait.
A natural gas leak at a ConocoPhillips Alaska-operated oilfield on the North Slope is ongoing after being detected more than a week ago, with both the cause and the amount of gas released still unknown.
The natural gas leak that was detected at a North Slope oilfield operated by ConocoPhillips Alaska on Friday is still ongoing, and the cause is still being investigated. The company evacuated employees from the area on Monday.
President Joe Biden’s administration is planning to revisit a Trump-era decision that advanced plans for a more than 200-mile industrial road connecting the Dalton Highway and the Ambler Mining District along the southern Brooks Range.
Earlier this year, the City of Unalakleet became one of several communities to declare its water crisis a disaster. Now, a few months later, it’s on its way to multiple overhauls centered on its water system and related infrastructure.