Community help sought in disposal issue

State and federal wildlife biologists are seeking more community cooperation in proper disposal of animal parts continuously being dumped illegally, posing a health hazard...

Rescued sea otter pup stabilized

A five-week-old male sea otter pup found crossing a road near the Homer spit on Nov. 1 and brought to the Alaska SeaLife Center...

Entangled humpback rescued

A humpback whale entangled in heavy lines used for mooring docks was rescued on Nov. 21 in Southeast Alaska by a research biologist for...

Study looks at climate impact on Pollock

A federal fisheries study on the impact of climate change on Pollock has found that spawning times have varied in the Gulf of Alaska...

BOEM preparing EIS for Beaufort Sea

Federal authorities are seeking public comment through Dec. 17 on plans of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to prepare an environmental impact statement...

Remediation RFP out for Tulsequah Chief mine

Fisheries conservation and tribal entities in Southeast Alaska are expressing optimism over a potential halt to acid drainage from the Tulsequah Chief mine, now...

NOAA plan to boost aquaculture production criticized

NOAA Fisheries’ strategic plan to develop sustainable marine aquaculture is drawing criticism from commercial fishermen and environmentalists who argue it’s the problem rather than...

British study links shorebird decline to climate change

A new study by British researchers links declining shorebird populations to climate change.An international team of scientists, including researchers from the Universities of Bath...

EPA awards $20 M+ for water projects

Alaska received a $20 million plus boost on Oct. 30, through an award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help finance improvements to...

Alaska: Home of 5 of nation’s highest threat volcanoes

In its first volcano threat assessment update since 2005, the U.S. Geological Survey includes five Alaska volcanoes among the 18 very highest threats in...

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