Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

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Pebble gives a first look at its Bristol Bay mining plans

Dave Bendinger, KDLG – Dillingham

The Pebble Limited Partnership is putting a concept for its controversial copper and gold mine out to the public today. The company is hoping to reintroduce Pebble as a smaller project that will not harm the spawning grounds of the Bristol Bay watershed.

ANWR advances with GOP budget

Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.

The U.S. House has passed a budget plan that could open the door to drilling in the Arctic Refuge.

Climate change roundtable puts Alaska contradictions on full display

Rachel Waldholz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage

Representatives from the oil and gas and mining industries joined environmentalists and local community leaders to spitball solutions.

New research at Laconte Glacier predicts record retreat

Angela Denning, KFSK – Petersburg

Glaciologists have wrapped up two years of research on LeConte glacier near Petersburg. Their preliminary findings show that the glacier could reach a record retreat by the end of the year. And it could be an indicator for what’s going to happen to hundreds of glaciers in Greenland.

Studying climate change, Korean scientists warm to Western Alaska

Gabe Colombo, KNOM – Nome

A team of South Korean researchers was in Nome during September to study the effects of climate change on Arctic permafrost ecosystems.

New book tells untold story of black soldiers who built the Alaska Highway

Henry Leasia, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

The authors of “We Fought the Road” – Dennis and Christine McClure – say they hope to bring light to the often overlooked sacrifices and mistreatment of the black men involved in constructing the 1400 mile highway through Canada to Alaska.

Come with a leg or torso, leave with burgers and steaks at Bill’s Meats 

Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – Bethel

Taking a moose usually means carrying home 500 pounds of meat. Cutting and preparing that meat can take all day. But Bill Howell can do it in a few hours. Add another Bill and they can do it in half.

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