Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines

...Environmental Protection Agency, D-Sen. Mark Begich is calling for further environmental review on proposed mines in British Columbia that could negatively affect southeast Alaskan waterways and sustainable fisheries."We end up with the end result if something...
Sports on TV

...Aspen to Mount Crested Butte, Colo.LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL8 a.m., ESPN - World Series, consolation, Vancouver, British Columbia vs. Nashville, Tennessee, at South Williamsport, Pa.11 a.m., ESPN - World Series, elimination, at South Williamsport...
UAS names new A&S dean

...Geological Sciences from Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University, a master's degree in Geology from the University...a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship while at Columbia. In addition to her recent university leadership roles in...
My Turn: Public voices stifled in resource management

Alaskans recently watched horrific images from a tailings dam failure in British Columbia that released a flood of millions of gallons of toxic water and sludge into an important watershed, just in advance of the salmon...
Hundreds attend hearing on Alaska mine proposal sockeye salmon fishery, posed too great a threat. Some pointed to the partial failure of a tailings dam in British Columbia that sent contaminated slurry into a lake.Others said the project should be allowed to move through the permitting phase...
Federal data outlines spending in Alaska, Hawaii

...behind the $11,985 spent by residents of the District of Columbia.4. Alaskans shell out a lot for health care. The data puts...173, putting the Last Frontier only behind the District of Columbia and Massachusetts for out-of-pocket expenses.5. Slow...
Empire Editorial: Mount Polley breach a thunderous warning that precarious balance weren't already enough in focus, the startling breach of the Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia on Aug. 4 should have jolted us all awake.Already being compared with the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Mount Polley...
Treadwell: Let Alaskans decide

...commissioner of (the Department of Environmental Conservation). The Canadians were considering building a mine in British Columbia ... and we spent a huge amount of time working on a three-way summit between the premier of the Yukon, the premier of...
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...who donated to the family after the fire.Thumbs down to the Aug. 4 tailings dam failure at Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia. The incident allowed 10 million cubic meters of tailings water and 4.5 million cubic meters of fine toxic tailings into...
Advocates: Tailings dam breach a warning for Alaska

...tailings dam at Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia ruptured Monday morning, sending toxic...Mount Polley tailings pond dam in British Columbia validates fears Alaska fishermen have...industry is very important to British Columbia. It pays for schools, for hospitals...


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