A state commissioner on Tuesday tried to allay criticism from Alaska conservation groups and some lawmakers who say proposed changes to the Department of Natural Resources' mission statement indicates a pro-development bent.
For the second time in less than six months, a federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit by the Parnell administration challenging an endangered species listing, this time involving Cook Inlet's beluga whales.
As the nation celebrates Energy Awareness Month this October, Juneau schools are having a celebration of their own — to mark more than $2 million in savings from conserving energy.
According to an early Tuesday announcement from the Alaska Public Interest Group (AKPIRG) and the Alaska Conservation Alliance (ACA), wind power advocates are celebrating a decision by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) that amounts to a green light from state regulators for Cook Inlet Region Inc.'s Fire Island Wind Project.
How Climate Change Policies are Playing out in Alaska and Hawaii- Alaska and Hawaii, the newest states of the United States, represent some of its most extreme climates: Alaska in the remote Arctic and Hawaii in the tropics. Both are being affected by the increasing concentration of heat-absorbing greenhouse gases as the steady cold of Alaska and the warmth of Hawaii represent delicate ecosystems whose balance can be radically affected by subtle shifts in climate.