Alaska Gov. Bill Walker sent a sharp retort Friday to House Speaker Mike Chenault in response to an opinion piece Chenault published last week that criticized Walker’s approach to a special legislative session on a natural gas pipeline.Nathaniel Herz
UNESCO is cheering Shell's planned departure from the Chukchi Sea, saying oil exploration efforts there posed a threat to Russia's Wrangel Island Reserve some 360 miles to the west. The Wrangel Island reserve is the only designated World Heritage site in the Arctic.Alaska Dispatch News
Two House bills that are the focus of Alaska’s lawmakers -- on crude exports and Native energy -- drew veto threats from President Barack Obama Wednesday.  Erica Martinson
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday denied key water rights to groups fighting to protect a salmon stream from a controversial coal mining project in Southcentral Alaska.Jeannette Lee Falsey
A report released Tuesday questions the fairness of the Environmental Protection Agency process that led to its pre-emptive decision to block a water discharge permit for the proposed Pebble mine in Alaska. Erica Martinson
Moody's Investors Service on Monday highlighted Shell's decision to cease exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska as another setback on top of prolonged low oil prices, but the agency has not announced plans to change the state's positive credit rating.Jeannette Lee Falsey
A hearing examiner says Seattle officials erred when they said the Port of Seattle couldn't host Shell Oil's Arctic drilling fleet under its current permit.Associated Press
A sagging global coal market is dragging down prospects for two proposed mines in Southcentral Alaska.Jeannette Lee Falsey
As Shell prepared to announce its impending departure from the U.S. Arctic, Sen. Lisa Murkowski was closing out a weekend tour of all things Arctic with a few colleagues.Erica Martinson
Glacier runoff due to climate change could contribute 6 inches to sea-level rise by 2100, says the first major analysis of likely global melting. Asaf Shalev