Air Force finds contamination in Moose Creek wells

...wells near Moose Creek.Eielson Air Force Base began testing wells in May for contamination that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said was likely caused by firefighting foam used from 1970 to 2000, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner...
Battle over blackwater

...Water quality specialists who report to the heads of cruise line companies and send findings to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation are on board to test this wastewater regularly. But instead of ships being required to meet water...
Toxic algae bloom arrives in Southeast Alaska

Climate change, shifting ocean chemistry and a warm Gulf of Alaska are giving Southeast fishermen and shellfish harvesters a new biotoxin to worry about.
Fourth of July food, merchandise vending permits available

...first-served basis. Designated locations, the food vending area design, fee information, insurance and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation requirements are available upon request. TheDEC requires food vendors to obtain food service certificates...
Honoring Alaska's WWII history

In an old Army Air Force hangar in Yakutat, Bob Miller has boxes of World War II-era letters from soldiers to loved ones.
A Day in the Life of: Poet Richard Stokes

For a long time, Richard Stokes avoided poetry, afraid of what he might say. "I think (I avoided it) because I was very timid," he said.
The story behind the return of the wood bison

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's reintroduction of wood bison to the Lower Innoko/Yukon Rivers area has made the news lately.
Empire Editorial: Boring trumps bold in the pursit of long-term change

When you think of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, the first person who comes to mind is Martin Luther King Jr.
Officials expect minimal damage from Auke Bay oil spill

Government officials continue to monitor the Sunday oil spill at Statter Harbor in Auke Bay, but no environmental damage has been found.
Where the world ends up when the ocean spits it out

Every day, debris from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami washes up on Alaskan shores. Lost crab pots "ghost fish" on the ocean floor. Tiny pieces of plastic almost indistinguishable from sand settle into Southeast Alaskan beaches.


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