Environment

Chignik Lagoon Village Council

After two weeks of clean-up, the Packer's Creek hydro-electric power plant is running again. Heavy rains and erosion in mid-October disrupted operations at Chignik Lagoon's year-old alternative energy source.

Zoe Sobel - Unalaska

The Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea are a magnet for scientists who come to study everything from fur seals to migratory birds. When they leave, that research often leaves with them.

But for the last nine years, the local tribe has found a way to bring it back home. Each fall, a group of scientists return — not to do research, but to share its findings with the students of Saint Paul and Saint George Islands.

For the first time this year, a former student is now a teacher.

Dillingham youth wins award for environmental leadership presented by the Earth Island Institute

KDLG

Incinerator requiring roughly 200 gallons of diesel per day, much higher than expected. Types of trash and lack of sorting might to blame, but city wants options.

via flickr Alaska Region U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

This summer a clean-up effort in Togiak National Wildlife Refuge removed more than a ton of junk from the area.

National Weather Service

Winds mainly from the south could blow 20 to 40mph, gust to 60, with several inches of rain possible through Wednesday morning.

Zoe Sobel / KUCB

Neil Barten

Summer isn’t just about salmon for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. 

Wood/NPS

Superintendent positions are open in King Salmon and Kotzebue, and the National Park Service's Alaska Native liaison is encouraging locals to apply. 

KDLG

This week's monster high tides claimed this truck left overnight at Dillingham's Kanakanak Beach. The skiff trailer wasn't immediately found.

courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service

Pilots, nearby residents, and now the Fish and Wildlife Service say up to 2,000 walrus have been seen hauled out at Cape Grieg between Ugashik and Egegik. 

Dave Withrow / NOAA

Pedro Bay Corporation and Iliamna Natives, Ltd will voluntarily give up rights to develop on the islands in order to protect a habitat that supports seals as well as spawning sockeye. 

Citing increase of bear problems and decrease of annual harvest, state will now allow hunters to sell hides in areas with a bag limit of two bears per year to help incentivize the effort.

BBHLT

Easement adds permanent protection on 570 acres of Koliganek Natives LTD land at confluence of Harris Creek and Nushagak River.

Alaska Earthquake Center

No damage reported, and no tsunami warnings issued, after series of quakes near Port Heiden over the weekend.

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