State develops 'Farm to Restaurant' publication

...of Agriculture has developed an online "Farm to Restaurant" fact sheet in collaboration with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.Officials say the document is organized by product and explains the process required before products...
Concerns rise over new Coast Guard rules

...plans for tankers would be pre-empted by federal authority, Larry Hartig, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation told the Coast Guard in a May letter.The Coast Guard says it is simply restating its position and...
Green haze falls on Juneau

A green haze could be spotted hanging over the treetops on Douglas Island Monday, sparking concern for the abnormally high pollen count across the state.
Anti-KSM groups seek federal help

A proposed British Columbia transboundary mine that would dwarf any mining development in Alaska has attracted the attention of environmental groups in the state because of a concern that runoff from the mine will degrade Southeast Alaska's fish habitats.
Local | Outdoors
Jordan Creek not so weak?

After 10 years of testing Jordan Creek, an important salmon and trout habitat in Juneau, the Juneau Watershed Partnership remains "cautiously optimistic" about the health of the stream, organization board member Amy Sumner said.
Oil company seeks to export Yukon crude from Skagway

Alaskans know Valdez as the state's oil port of choice, but an independent Yukon oil producer is planning to make Skagway No. 2 on the list of Alaska oil ports.
From the archives: Grounded tanker spills 270,000 barrels of oil off Alaska

VALDEZ - A tanker ran aground on a reef and ripped holes in its hull Friday, gushing millions of gallons of thick crude oil into pristine Prince William Sound in the largest spill in U.S. history.
Untested Southeast shellfish may carry poison

...The disease is potentially lethal, and can lead to fatal repository paralysis, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.The toxin comes from the algae shellfish eat, and there is no simple way to tell if the shellfish...
State | Local
City water levels back to normal

...Salmon Creek needed to decrease by half before it could be used again for drinking water, based on Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation standards. Since then, the water has cleared up and is now okay to filter and use, he said. According...
Juneau water shortage; cruise ships cut off

The city asked residents last week to hold off on washing cars and watering lawns due to low water reservoirs. But residents aren't the only ones who have to watch their water. Cruise ships are feeling it, too.


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