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
Attorneys for the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine want to force 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
The flies, similar in appearance to common house flies, have emerged in large numbers over the past month at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Yereth Rosen
Warmth and moisture mean ideal conditions for birch trees, which can produce more seed and fewer catkins -- good news for allergy suffers.Associated Press