Seafood Trade Relief Program offers help to fishermen hurt by U.S.-China trade war
USDA will provide cash to Alaska fishermen based on last year's catch: 16 cents a pound for salmon, 4 cents a pound for herring and a whopping 76 cents per pound for geoduck clams.
LISTEN: A flurry of lawsuits aim to stop drilling plans in Alaska’s Arctic. So what’s next?
Alaska Public Media's Tegan Hanlon and Casey Grove break down the avalanche of recent lawsuits that aim to derail drilling plans for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve.
Pink salmon could prosper in warmer Arctic, new study finds
The findings bolster reports by Alaska subsistence fishermen that the species’ numbers have been increasing as the Arctic warms at more than double the rate of the rest of the globe.
Yukon mining industry sees opportunity in Port of Skagway
The industry wants to ensure that it has port access when ownership of the port returns to the city of Skagway from the White Pass and Yukon Railroad
No block: Pebble Mine says it’s still on track with federal permits
The Corps of Engineers has issued a letter outlining what the Pebble Mine has to do to mitigate stream damage. It does not block the mine, as mine opponents wanted.
Tribal members shouldn’t need state permits to fish in Metlakatla’s traditional waters, lawsuit argues
Attorneys for Metlakatla point to a Supreme Court case from 1918 that says the reservation included deep waters around the islands.
Alaska produced more July oil than it has since 2013
The Alaska North Slope region produced more oil in July than it had since 2013.
Environmental groups sue Trump administration over approval of Ambler Road
Nine environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for approving the 211-mile Ambler Road project.
Trump Administration approves road through Gates of the Arctic National Preserve
The Bureau of Land Management has approved the proposed route for the controversial Ambler Road Project. In its record of decision released Thursday, BLM approved...
Pebble Mine to clear environmental review this week, but is it ‘practicable’?
The Pebble Mine becomes a step closer to reality this week but legal questions remain.
Another gray whale found dead in Cook Inlet, scientists still aren’t sure what’s causing the die-off
A gray whale stranded in Twentymile River near Girdwood over Memorial Day weekend was reported dead in Cook Inlet earlier this month. The young male whale was first spotted by boaters a mile upstream from the Seward Highway bridge on May 25.
State gives Italian oil giant six more months to make $2.7M rent payment on Alaska leases
It’s the third such extension granted by DNR in the past three months. The department cited the coronavirus pandemic’s dire impacts as the reason to give companies more time to pay.
NovaGold sues research firm for report on Donlin Gold mine
After the short-selling firm J Capital Research released a report suggesting the Donlin Gold mine was too expensive to build, NovaGold's stock price dropped, but since then its prices have rebounded.
Hilcorp quietly takes over BP’s stakes in Prudhoe Bay and other Alaska oil fields
Hilcorp Alaska announced in a written statement Wednesday morning that it has taken over BP’s interests in the Prudhoe Bay, Milne Point and Point Thompson fields.
DNR to complete its review of BP sale this week
DNR Commissioner Corri Feige says that will allow the companies to close a piece of their deal by June 30th.
Petition calls for Calista shareholder vote on Donlin mine
A group of shareholders wants a vote on whether or not the controversial gold mine should be built.
One short-selling financial firm says the Donlin Gold mine is too expensive to build
The firm acknowledges that it would benefit from the a decline in Donlin's stock, but others agree that the cost of building the mine is the biggest obstacle to its profitability.
Developers of proposed Pebble Mine offer dividends to everyone in Bristol Bay, hotbed of mine opposition
Register now, the company says, and payments will begin with construction. "Shameless" says one leading opponent.
ConocoPhillips to resume normal production in July in Alaska
ConocoPhillips plans to resume normal production operations on Alaska’s North Slope in July, a spokesperson said, after a reduction this month that the company attributed to low prices and a global oversupply of oil.
Alaska superior court judge orders state to correct its summary of the oil-tax initiative
Superior Court Judge William Morse sided with proponents of the ballot initiative, saying Meyer did not provide an impartial summary.