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Channel 2 NewsThe price of gold has been dropping for six days as of Friday and local miners say the declines haven't dampened their optimism. The Alaska chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America spent part of Friday teaching Anchorage area sixth graders...
Tags: Mining, Gold and Precious Material
Channel 2 NewsConcerned Mat-Su Valley residents are now challenging a monofill facility because they say it's a threat to their quality of life and in the past the same group has fended a proposed prison and coal mine. "It’s serious, and it shouldn't be...
A Canada mining company has withdrawn from an exploration project near Tok, saying it will focus on another, more advanced project in Alaska. Vancouver-based Heatherdale Resources recently announced it no longer holds an interest in the Delta Project...
Channel 2 NewsMarine mammals ranging from sea otters to sea ducks were discussed on the final day of a science panel put on by The Keystone Center, a company hired by The Pebble Partnership, to review The Pebble Partnership Environmental Baseline Studies. At the...
Channel 2 NewsA revised draft assessment of mining near Bristol Bay, based on projected output from a facility like the proposed Pebble Mine, says a similar project could deny dozens of miles of streams to fish and would have to be monitored for centuries after its...
Channel 2 NewsTribes and conservation interests are proposing their own land-use plan for the Bristol Bay region. In January, the Department of Natural Resources released a plan it said would substantially increase the amount of land classified as wildlife habitat....
Channel 2 NewsTwo local organizations filed a petition Wednesday with the Department of Fish and Game seeking to ban coal strip mining through Alaska salmon streams. Authors of the petition, Cook Inletkeeper and Chuitna Citizens Coalition, want to ensure the...
Tags: Mining, Conservation, Environmental Issues
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska Railroad Corp. says it will have to lay off more than two dozen people and leave a similar number of positions unfilled, due to budget shortfalls that have forced it to restructure the organization. The move comes after what the railroad...
Channel 2 NewsGov. Sean Parnell has appointed an Anchorage attorney to the Nome Superior Court. Parnell, in a news release, says Timothy Dooley will be an asset to the community. He says Dooley's breadth of experience and temperament have prepared him for his new...
Channel 2 NewsThe Environmental Protection Agency says it is revising its assessment of large-scale mining activities near Bristol Bay -- including the proposed Pebble Mine -- in response to comments from peer reviewers as well as the general public. In a Tuesday...
Channel 2 NewsJust two miles north on Jonesville Road in Sutton, an underground fire migrates through abandoned coal mines. In 2006, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources spent $3.3 million on extinguishing the coal fires on a 45 acre lot in Sutton. Less than...
The Discovery network has ordered its first scripted miniseries and it isn't much of a stretch. It's about hunting for gold. The series, titled "Klondike," is about six strangers in the1890s whose lives intersect as they search for gold in Alaska. It...
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