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Souring seas eating away at tiny creatures

SEATTLE - It didn't take long for researchers examining the tiny sea snails to see something amiss. The surface of some of their thin outer shells looked as if they had been etched by a solvent. Others were deeply pitted and pocked.
My turn: No time for Alaska fishermen to celebrate Tulsequah Chief's demise

...contributing to investment disappointment and failure." The next episode of this drama will bring us the Department of Fisheries and Oceans' decision on whether or not to approve this now officially not financially viable mining project. The...
Tulsequah misses its cleanup deadline

The Tulsequah Chief mine missed a Canadian deadline to clean up its toxic metal pollution on Thursday.
Fishermen eye looming mine deadline

...information that was not already available, they said. The report was provided two years after the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans submitted more than 100 questions about the project to Redfern. Bill Riley, director of EPA's Office...
Orphan killer whale swims free in native waters

HANSON ISLAND, British Columbia - An orphan killer whale was tagging along with members of her birth pod today, a day after she return to her native waters from a months-long stay in Puget Sound. The 2-year-old, 12-foot-long orca was not intermingling with the eight other whales but she stayed within calling distance, said John Ford, a whale expert with Canada's Department of Fisheries.
Conservation group files suit against Canadian gold mine

...the reopening of the mine in northern British Columbia. The suit, filed against Transport Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, seeks to reverse the approval of federal permits and authorization for the gold mine, about 40 miles...
Canada says no to Juneau forum on mine

Canadian environmental regulators have declined to attend a public forum in Juneau on the proposed Tulsequah Chief multi-metal mine in the Taku River watershed.
Court rebuffs Tlingits on mine

...Conservation Council, said Canadian regulators need to listen to Alaskans. She noted the Canadian federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans' recent refusal to attend a public forum on the mine in Juneau. "This is all the more reason for Alaskans...
Juneau Empire Story Archive can begin constructing the road from the mine to Atlin, B.C., including permits from the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans for stream crossings, Stahl said. The new road would be the first one in that area. The company has not...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Local fishermen snapped up the last packages of herring from stores last week, but one of two major producers that sell the bait in Alaska said it probably won't fill all 200 backorders until July.


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