EPA halts plans to lift proposed mine restrictions in Alaska

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 16:42

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday halted plans to withdraw proposed restrictions on mining activity near a major Alaska salmon fishery, drawing praise from opponents of the Pebble Mine project.

North Korea expert: Communication, understanding key to defusing tensions

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 08:19
Nightmare scenarios are frightening, expert says, but not inevitable

Nightmare scenarios are frightening, expert says, but not inevitable.

US approves land exchange for road through Alaska refuge

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 15:08

“It’s more than just a road,” Zinke said at the signing event. “It’s an idea and value that people really do matter.”

Unseasonable warmth creates hazards in rugged rural Alaska

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:28

ANCHORAGE — Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation’s largest — and usually coldest — state.

Despite Alaska votes, Congress again approves warrantless wiretapping

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:02
Murkowski, Sullivan and Young all vote against continuing surveillance program

Despite the ‘no’ votes of Alaska’s Congressional delegation, Congress has passed a measure extending the federal government’s warrantless wiretapping program for six more years.

Report: Health problems could arise as Alaska warms

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:05

Climate change in Alaska has the potential to create serious physical and mental health problems for Alaskans.

Groups record voting rights abuses against Native Americans

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:16
Alaska Natives reached a settlement in a case that includes increased language assistance for three areas.

Election sites far from reservations. Poll workers who don’t speak tribal languages. Unequal access to early voting sites.

Sessions ending federal policy that let legal pot flourish

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 13:26

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about enforcement and use just three days after a new legalization law went into effect in California.

Trump moves to vastly expand offshore drilling

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:25

The Trump administration on Thursday moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans.

Federal support for oil spill fund will end in 2018

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 18:45
Per-barrel tax is set to expire at month’s end, and no replacement is in sight

The nation’s main oil-spill response fund will lose its biggest financial support at the end of the month.


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