Hawaii & Alaska
Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - What Climate Change Means for Alaska's Rivers — And King Salmon

A new study has found that the answer to Alaska’s Chinook salmon decline lies not just in the ocean, but also in freshwater rivers and streams — and that climate change’s effects on Alaska’s freshwater systems are affecting king salmon.

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

AK - US DOI Approves Permits for Alaska LNG Pipeline

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced decisions for the Alaska LNG Pipeline Project, approving the issuance of rights-of-way permits across federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Park Service (NPS).

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

HI - Hurricane Douglas' Near Miss Highlights North Shore Vulnerabilities

North Shore resident Brandon De la Cruz of Wailua went to Haleiwa Beach Park to see Hurricane Douglas in action.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

AK - Early release of Pebble Mine Final EIS triggers barrage of criticism from native, commercial fishing, sportfishing groups

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Thursday a wide array of Alaska Native, commercial fishing, and sportfishing groups issued statements criticizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble Mine after copies of the document were delivered to interested parties via USPS a day before its publication in the Federal Register.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - As State Tracks Herring Population Growth Across the Gulf, Concerns for Sitka's Stocks Remain

After two seasons without a commercial fishery, herring stocks in Sitka Sound are on the rebound, according to state scientists tracking the data.

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

AK - Powerful Quake Jolts Alaska Towns, Produces Small Tsunami

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast jolted coastal communities late Tuesday, and some residents briefly scrambled for higher ground over fears of a tsunami.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

HI - Agency: Cauliflower Coral Doesn’t Warrant ESA Protection

The National Marine Fisheries Service has determined reef-building cauliflower coral around Hawaii does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - ‘We’re really struggling’: Tourism-Dependent Businesses Wonder if They Can Make it to September

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The rising coronavirus cases both in Hawaii and on the mainland have prompted Governor David Ige to delay reopening tourism until September 1st.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

AK - Seward's Alaska SeaLife Center, Wounded by Low Visitor Numbers, Looks for a Way to Survive the Pandemic

Leaders of the wildlife exhibit, research and rehabilitation facility say it will close permanently if it can't raise $2 million by Sept. 30.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - Aggressive seaweed smothers one of world's most remote reefs

HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers say a recently discovered species of seaweed is killing large patches of coral on once-pristine reefs and is rapidly spreading across one of the most remote and protected ocean environments on earth.

Hawaii & Alaska
Waterways

AK - Corps continues legacy of dredging at Port of Alaska

All summer long, a crimson and white boat moves back and forth through the waters near the Port of Alaska collecting silt, sand and gravel off the seafloor to allow vessels to navigate the harbor in Anchorage.

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