Environment

Studies by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Government Accounting Office show increasing numbers of Alaskans will be affected by floods and erosion in coming years due to rising waters and extreme weather events.

An effort is underway to change a planning document for the Bristol Bay region in such a way as to stop the development of large mines.

Mike Mason

The State of Alaska has a problem with derelict vessels and lawmakers in Juneau are looking at how to address the situation. Last Thursday the Fisheries Committee in the Alaska House of Representatives heard information about the growing number of derelict fishing and other vessels in Alaska.

www.frankmurkowski.com

Former U.S. Senator Frank Murkowski is calling on President Obama to stop the EPA's efforts to prepare a watershed assessment for the Bristol Bay region. This comes as some vocal opponents are criticizing the Agency for further delays in the process.

nasa.gov

  The Alaska Volcano Observatory has raised the alert level for the active Cleveland Volcano in the east central Aleutian Islands.

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