Environment

The Coast Guard will present worst-case scenarios for drilling and shipping in the Arctic to the Emergency Prevention Preparedness and Response working group of the Arctic Council later this month.

Kamala Kelkar
While 10-30 gallons of oil were released into the water, an additional 600 gallons of diesel fuel and 70 gallons of hydraulic and lube oils remained onboard.Laurel Andrews
Arctic coastal communities that are primarily indigenous and facing forced relocation because of the effects of climate change face not only environmental threats but also bureaucratic hurdles.Kamala Kelkar
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility wants monuments created in the Aleutian Islands, the Bering Strait and the Arctic Ocean. Alex DeMarban
Since the mid-20th century, Alaska and the Arctic have been warming about twice as fast as the global rate. Over the past five decades, average Alaska temperatures have increased by 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit, with the increases most pronounced in winter -- a change noticed by Native elders decades ago.  Yereth Rosen
Top British Columbia mining regulators this week have been trying to improve relations with Alaska that have been strained by several controversial mines and are even talking about cleanup of a B.C. mine that's been polluting Taku Inlet for decades.Pat Forgey
Canadian mine regulators have given environmental approval to a new mine that drains into Alaska's Misty Fjords National Monument, but unique attributes of the Brucejack Mine mean it has not raised the same concerns as several other transboundary mines.Pat Forgey
Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan hammered federal officials over national wetland protections they say hamper development in Alaska during a rare Senate oversight hearing in Wasilla Monday.Zaz Hollander
Elodea, an invasive species previously thought to have spread only in waterways around Fairbanks has been spotted north of Nenana in Interior Alaska.Associated Press
The University of Alaska Museum of the North holds the largest collection of polar dinosaur fossils in the world -- some of which are now on display to the public for the first time. Mike Dunham