Before the Army Corps can authorize a permit allowing the Pebble Partnership to discharge dredged or fill material into streams or wetlands, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation must grant a certification that the project will not violate existing water quality laws.
The Final EIS is not a decision on whether the Pebble Partnership will receive the permits it needs to move forward with the mine, but rather it is a scientific document the Army Corps and U.S. Coast Guard will use to make permitting decisions.
Fishermen in Southeast Alaska could see their season cut short if a federal judge issues an injunction requested by a Washington environmental group to protect the food supply of a subpopulation of orcas.
Despite the fact many Alaskans remember summers with cold, drizzly days, the plants in your garden still need to be watered...even when it rains. Our garden experts say plants dry out quickly in Alaska.
The pup, found on May 3 by the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel near the ferry terminal in Haines, is believed to have been born prematurely, and is the smallest harbor seal pup the Alaska SeaLife Center rescue program has taken in to date.
The National Weather Service's Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center released its site-specific Spring breakup outlook Tuesday, forecasting not only a statewide breakup several days earlier than normal, but also a higher risk of ice-jam flooding across much of the state.
More than three million pounds of trash was dumped into the City and Borough of Juneau's landfill during the summer 2019 tourism season alone, and city officials are limited in the remedies they have available to address the growing problem.
A group of 16 Democratic Senators, including two presidential candidates, sent a letter to 11 major U.S. banks, asking them to stop financing oil and gas drilling and exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The petition calls for the National Park Service to not allow Carnival Cruise Ships from operating in Glacier Bay until a third party monitoring system is put in place to make sure they don't pollute the water.
Currently, biologists know very little about the ages and age distribution of the Cook Inlet beluga population because the current method of dating belugas requires analyzing its teeth, which can only be collected after an animal dies
Three days after NOAA Fisheries released its latest abundance estimate showing a decline in the endangered Cook Inlet beluga, two environmental groups have filed a notice of intent to sue the federal agency over its decision to authorize Hilcorp to conduct activities that would impact marine mammals.
Despite requests from agencies including the EPA, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble Mine, the document will not include an analysis of the impacts of a tailings dam failure.
KTVF-TV reported Friday that the state Department of Environmental Conservation released its required final air quality improvement plan to the Environmental Protection Agency to reach compliance with the Clean Air Act.
Research by NOAA Fisheries biologists suggest that the fish have higher reproductive success in warmer years, meaning that a higher percentage of eggs laid will grow to become part of the catch-able population.