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U.S. rejects permit for Alaska's Pebble mine, company vows appeal

26 Nov 2020

TORONTO/ANCHORAGE The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday issued its final decision denying a key water permit for the contentious Pebble Mine in Alaska, putting the project's future in doubt even as the company behind it plans to appeal the decision.

Wildlife diseases poised to spread northwards as climate changes: study

20 Nov 2020

ANCHORAGE As the world’s climate warms, parasite-carried wildlife diseases will move north, with animals in cold far-north and high-altitude regions expected to suffer the most dramatic increases, warns a study to be published on Friday in the journal Science.

Trump administration pushes to sell Alaska oil leases pre-Biden inauguration

14 Nov 2020

The Trump Administration will take key steps to finalize a sale of oil drilling leases in the sensitive Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska just before Democrat Joseph Biden, who opposes drilling there, becomes president, a government spokeswoman said on Friday.

Alaska congressman who ridiculed coronavirus now says he has COVID-19

13 Nov 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska The Alaska congressman who once ridiculed the seriousness of the novel coronavirus, calling it the “beer virus,” said on Thursday he is now infected with it.

Anchorage mayor resigns over texting scandal with TV reporter

14 Oct 2020

ANCHORAGE Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, one of Alaska's most prominent Democrats, resigned on Tuesday, days after he was accused of texting sexual messages to an underage girl and a local television anchor.

Wide-bodied 747 crowned Alaska’s fattest bear

07 Oct 2020

ANCHORAGE In Alaska’s annual battle of heavyweights, a salmon-chomping bruin named 747 – like the jetliner – has emerged as the most fabulously fat.

Trump administration proposes allowing new roads in Alaska's Tongass forest

26 Sep 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska The Trump administration has proposed reopening the Tongass National Forest to road-building, setting the stage for more logging, mining and development in the heart of North America’s largest temperate rainforest.

Mercury released by permafrost thaw puts Yukon River fish at risk: study

17 Sep 2020

ANCHORAGE If carbon emissions continue at current rates, so much mercury will leach from thawing permafrost that fish in the Yukon River could become dangerous to eat within a few decades, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications.

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