Climate Change

Self-taught artist paints rural Alaska life

  Ryder Erickson makes paintings from his home in Unalakleet, Alaska. He’s a self-taught artist who recently supported Stickers for Conservation by…

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Art that reflects the land

Ryder Erickson makes paintings from his home in Unalakleet, Alaska. He says climate change hits close to home. He’s a self-taught artist…

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How do you make a clean city?

  What makes Tracy Lohman thankful every day? Knowing that she can count on clean water and air, and that her children…

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The Western Arctic needs protection

The name makes it sound like a giant oil field—the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska—but the largest unit of public land in the country,…

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Chuitna salmon saved!

In our line of work, good news often comes in small packages. This time it came in a status update from PacRim Coal, LP.  For years, the company has been…

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New Pebble permit requires $2 million bond

  Today, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued a new permit to the Pebble Limited Partnership (Pebble) that requires an…

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Alaska Brief Newsletter — March 2017

Scott Pruitt’s attack on science is an attack on our communities. When the head of the Environmental Protection Agency undermines science, he…

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Pebble called “worthless”

A New York based investment firm gave Bristol Bay a Valentine this week. Kerrisdale Capital, a research-oriented firm, described the Pebble project…

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What’s at stake in new political climate

A political tsunami will wash over the country on inauguration day. We don’t yet know what the damage will be, but we…

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2016 Triumphs, Challenges: The Year in Review

Celebrating the successes of 2016: Pebble subpoenas tossed out; Trustees argue for National Park Service regulatory authority over navigable waters; court decision stops Mat-Su coal mining; and more.

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