Articles tagged Alaska

Oct. 8, 2014, 6:31 a.m.

Is Alaska Safe For Sea Stars?

A deadly disease has been wiping out West Coast starfish for more than a year. One place that has held off the disease the longest is Alaska. Researchers recently traveled there to search for new clues.

July 18, 2014, 8:49 a.m.

EPA To Protect Salmon Fishery By Blocking Massive Alaska Mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing restrictions that would essentially block development of a planned massive gold-and-copper mine near the headwaters of a world premier salmon fishery in Alaska.

Dec. 17, 2013, 5:45 p.m.

Chinese Documents: Tainted Geoduck Shipments Came From SeaTac And Ketchikan

New details have been released about geoduck shipments that Chinese officials say contained high levels of inorganic arsenic and the toxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning, or PSP.

Aug. 28, 2013, 4:44 p.m.

EPA Chief Hears Pebble Mine Concerns During Alaska Visit

Alaska’s Bristol Bay attracts hundreds of fishermen from Washington and Oregon. Some of them are raising concerns about the Pebble Mine, which could be developed near the bay. The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency recently visited southwest Alaska to find out what local residents think about the Pebble Mine.

Nov. 30, 2012, 5:09 p.m.

Sea Trial Leaves Shell's Arctic Oil-Spill Gear 'Crushed Like A Beer Can'

Shell Oil has been building and testing equipment designed for the Arctic Ocean here in Puget Sound. In September, a key test of underwater oil-spill equipment was a spectacular failure.

June 1, 2012, 5 a.m.

Podcast: Hungry Deer, A Logging Lawsuit And An Alaskan Mine

This week hear stories about hungry black tailed deer, a logging lawsuit in Oregon and find out why a proposed mine in Alaska has Northwestern fishermen worried.

April 6, 2012, 8:25 a.m.

Coast Guard Tries To Sink Castaway ‘Ghost Ship’

JUNEAU, Alaska - The U.S. Coast Guard is attempting to sink a derelict Japanese fishing vessel off the coast of Alaska. The Ryou-un Maru has been adrift in the Pacific since last year’s tsunami in Japan.

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