Environment

NWS

Bristol Bay will see storm surge 1-2 feet above high tide; meanwhile up north, a winter storm brings blizzard conditions to Unalakleet.

Seattle Aquarium

Dr. Lesanna Lahner gives an update on the treatments for Mishka, a sea otter rescued in 2014 from Port Moller, who is the first of her kind to be diagnosed with asthma. 

Scott Anderson

Communities with extreme coastal erosion can now see what their shoreline looked like in the past and where it's projected to migrate in future years. 

Research cruise investigates Bering Sea warm spell

Oct 8, 2015
Alex Andrews/NOAA/ABL

NOAA scientists say a second warm year is causing poor pollock recruitment -- and could indicate a big shift in climate patterns in the Bering Sea.

Donlin Gold Environmental Impact Statement Expected in November

Sep 28, 2015
Dean Swope / KYUK

The permitting process for a proposed gold mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region is underway. 

Nushagak survey monitors Snag Point erosion

Sep 28, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

A $65,000 survey funded by the Army Corps of Engineers is plotting the Nushagak to understand how its movement may affect coastal erosion around downtown Dillingham. 

Fish compost project heating up for winter

Sep 23, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Community members gathered to learn about the (perhaps surprisingly) non-odorous fish waste compost project from MAP agent Gabe Dunham.

Lake and Peninsula Borough

Twelve villages have signed contracts to remove waste materials; just under half of the $976,000-dollar grant remains to be used by December 2016. 

Shooting safety, marksmanship, and other practical applications required for Hunter Ed certificate.

Hunters return with moose tales aplenty

Sep 21, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Gale-force winds, cows as big as bulls, late season no-see-ums, and (for the lucky) full freezers... 

Erosion prompts fuel tank relocation in Port Heiden

Sep 18, 2015
Native Village of Port Heiden

The project by the Alaska Energy Authority will move new tanks inland by October; pipes will be laid next spring. 

FWS

The Alaska Migratory Bird Co-management Council's regional group will take public comment on the proposed regulations Thursday. 

Katmai team fights invasive plants

Sep 10, 2015
NPS

Staff are urging visitors to take care not to spread seeds or weeds that can threaten native wildlife in Katmai. 

Moose hunt in 9C now requires federal permit

Sep 8, 2015
ADFG

The regulation change should clear up confusion about overlapping state and federal subsistence hunts, says Refuge manager. 

Chignik Lagoon adjusts to life on 94% hydropower

Sep 3, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

The village is saving $500 a day in diesel costs; community members say the new hydropower plant is cleaner and quieter. 

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