EPA extension on decision draws more comment on proposed Pebble mine

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision to extend its decision on whether to finalize proposed restrictions on the proposed Pebble mine in...

Navy releases latest plans for Northern Edge 2023

A final document on the U.S. Navy’s plans for 2023 training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska has been released, for public...

Further protections urged for polar bears

A congressional subcommittee is urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide more protection for polar bears under the Endangered Species Act in the face of oil and gas development and growing impacts of climate change.

Work continues on Tulsequah Chief mine cleanup

Environmental entities and the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission say they are cautiously encouraged by recent steps to address the toxic acid drainage from the Tulsequah Chief mine, which has continued for decades after the mine ceased operations.

EPA urged to finalize watershed protections for Bristol Bay

On the eve of the 2021 Bristol Bay wild salmon fishery, with a run of over 51 million sockeyes anticipated, spokespersons for the region’s fisheries, economics, tourism and tribal entities are asking the federal government to finalize clean water protections for the watershed.

Ringed seal found at Dutch Harbor gets medical aid

A juvenile male ringed seal who was observed for several days stranded on a beach at Dutch Harbor is being treated at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, where he is stabilized and being evaluated for further medical needs.

Seafood harvesters applaud 30×30 report

A Biden administration plan to conserve at least 30% of federal lands and oceans by 2030 is winning applause from the seafood industry, but questions abound elsewhere, raising political obstacles.

DEC to expand testing for gamma radiation in seafood

State environmental officials plan expanded testing for gamma radiation in Alaska seafood, prompted by Japan’s decision to release treated radioactive water from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in two years.

Chugach amphibians under attack by fungus

Frogs and salamanders in the Chugach and Tongass national forests are being targeted by a microscopic fungus that settles on their skin, impeding their ability to absorb water and oxygen. Unlike the fungi foraged during Cordova’s annual Fungus Festival, this fungus can be a killer for many frogs and salamanders.

Warming waters pose starvation risk to cod larvae

Warming waters in the southeast Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska ecosystems can boost the metabolic demand for food of young Pacific cod. But what if, due to warming ocean waters, there is no prey to be found?

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Police report

Courtesy of the Cordova Police Department  The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between 10-10-22...
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