Environment

As warm temperatures bring breakup to Interior Alaska, crews are scrambling to clean up more than 800 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled when a tractor-trailer overturned on the Dalton Highway near Mile 59 last week.

Megan Edge
Far northern lakes have formed, filled and emptied for thousands of years, but this is the first time scientists have observed it with instruments. Ned Rozell
Earthjustice's Holly Harris said that this time an injunction is needed because logging could begin as soon as Wednesday.Pat Forgey
Development on Eklutna Inc. land next to Chugiak’s popular Loretta French park will proceed without a contentious construction and demolition debris landfill.Zaz Hollander
A northbound tractor-trailer rolled into a ditch near mile 58 of the Dalton Highway early Tuesday morning, spilling an unknown amount of fuel, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said.Megan Edge
The U.S. Forest Service's biggest Tongass National Forest timber sale in years, the Big Thorne sale on Prince of Wales Island, has been approved by a federal judge who Friday rejected challenges from environmental groups.Pat Forgey
Alaska is on the verge of changing from a frozen to a thawed state as temperatures climb, glaciers melt and permafrost thaws, a climate researcher told the Tanana Chiefs Conference.Dermot Cole
A federal judge says the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine can serve a subpoena on an Internet services provider to preserve emails from a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employee and an attorney who has represented Pebble critics.Associated Press
A federal court issued an order delaying timber cutting in the Big Thorne sale in the Tongass National Forest to give an appeals court time to decide whether the sale should be halted till the appeal is final.Pat Forgey
A Matanuska-Susitna Borough appeals board emerged from three hours of closed-door deliberations Tuesday to uphold a December decision rejecting an Anchorage company's bid for a construction and demolition debris landfill near Palmer. Zaz Hollander