Photo of excavator in the ocean sparked concern on social media
Congress paid for a second new heavy icebreaker among its year-end spending flurry and also helped Nome move one step closer to having a place to moor it.
The Pebble Partnership will have the State of Alaska on its side when the company appeals the federal decision to deny the company approval to construct its mine later this month.
Two small companies, one from Australia and another from Alaska, submitted the only two private bids in the federal government’s first-ever lease sale for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, at an event largely considered a flop given it raised just $14 million as major oil companies stayed away.
Pebble mine fight continues as Alaska Governor joins the fray on behalf of the mining company.
ANCHORAGE— Friday’s announcement from the State of Alaska that it will appeal the rejection of Pebble’s permit application is deeply disappointing and once again shows the Dunleavy Administration prioritizes the interests of a disgraced foreign mining company over the thousands of Alaskans who depend on Bristol Bay’s incredible wild salmon fishery for their livelihoods and ways of life.
The Trump administration’s unprecedented auction of Arctic drilling rights Wednesday netted just $14.4 million from three bidders, with major oil companies steering clear of the sale.
A seven acre island of solidified lava is floating in the lava lake at Halemaʻumaʻu crater on Hawaiʻi Island. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the land mass continued to settle, mostly rotating counter-clockwise, in front of the west lava source that is filling the lake.
A federal judge on Tuesday declined a request by conservation groups to prevent the Trump administration from issuing leases for drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, though the broader case that seeks to stop the federal government’s oil and gas program in the refuge has not been decided.
A team of researchers used an airborne mapping technique to survey living coral distribution across the main Hawaiian archipelago.
Sales of drilling rights are the climax to one of the nation’s highest-profile environmental battles
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – A Pacific storm of record proportions swept a remote stretch of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands chain on New Year’s Eve, battering a region used heavily by commercial shipping with hurricane-force winds and seas five stories high.
Just two weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, the Trump administration is trying to lock-in oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with a hastily scheduled and controversial lease sale.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials have pledged to help strengthen oversight over seawalls and other barriers that are accelerating beach erosion in the state. The state made the pledge Thursday.
A powerhouse storm explosively intensifying in the northern Pacific could rank as the strongest nontropical cyclone observed in that ocean basin.
The state seeks a waiver to dredge a channel through black sand deposited by the 2018 Kilauea eruption.
Every other year, NOAA Fisheries conducts an acoustic-trawl survey from crewed research vessels to measure pollock abundance in Alaska’s eastern Bering Sea.
Commercial fishing interests have pressured the Trump administration to loosen fishing restrictions in the national marine monument.
Hawaii’s beaches are owned by the public, and the government is required to preserve them. So years ago, officials adopted a “no tolerance” policy toward new seawalls, which scientists say are the primary cause of coastal erosion.
The state’s salmon returns this summer were full of ups and downs. In many areas the runs and harvests were far lower than expected, while Bristol Bay sockeye and Kodiak pinks came back strong.
State says this is necessary to continue to support Hawaii’s tourism-based economy.
The parent company of the Pebble Limited Partnership said it is appealing the Trump administration's recent decision to deny a key permit for the controversial mine proposal in the Bristol Bay region of Southwest Alaska.
The Hawaiʻi Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission endorsed tools to operationalize climate action during its October meeting.
Alaska coastal communities will get a bit of an economic boost in 2021 from increased catches of Pacific cod.
HONOLULU (AP) — The partial reopening of Hawaii’s largest hotel property is expected give work back to 250 to 300 employees after it shut down in April because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Protecting coral reefs is a goal for many organizations around the state and the world. There are environmental restrictions and other regulations to protect the reefs. And now there's a new concept -- reef insurance.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s biggest surfing competition of the year has started amid ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus among fans eager to watch the action.
Commercial fishing in Upper Cook Inlet is facing a dismal future after the North Pacific Fishery Management Council moved to close a major swath of the central inlet this week.
A geologic game of connect the dots reveals hints of a giant undersea crater
Canadian firm Northern Dynasty on Thursday announced that its US-based subsidiary, Pebble Limited Partnership, would appeal the US Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE's) issuance last week of a negative record of decision (RoD) for the proposed Pebble mine in south-west Alaska.
Hawaii’s beaches are public land, which officials are obligated to protect and preserve. But a state agency has repeatedly allowed homeowners, including surfer Kelly Slater, to use tactics that protect property while speeding up the loss of beaches.
The outgoing Trump administration announced Thursday it will auction off leases to oil and gas companies in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 6, setting the stage for drilling in the pristine region that’s home to polar bears and caribou.
As the pandemic highlights fragile supply chains, the Navy is working with Hawaii to harness the sun and other natural elements for power.
Funding will help with fencing and removal of hooved animals as well as creating firebreaks
ByThe Maui News
For the first time in more than two centuries, the people were gone.
Conventional hydrogeologic framework models used to compute ocean island sustainable yields and aquifer storage neglect the complexity of the nearshore and offshore submarine environment.
If the water could be pumped to the surface, it could help alleviate shortages on the island.
Line-Noue Memea Kruse lives on Oahu’s famed North Shore, where marveling at sea turtles, epic waves and sunsets that paint the sky orange and purple are a must for many tourists in Hawaii.