Environment

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
The spill came from a Hilcorp pipeline about 25 miles northwest of Deadhorse. Officials said the cause and exact extent of the spill -- first detected Saturday -- remain unknown.Alex DeMarban
Pressure to reduce bycatch has come from environmental groups, fishermen and politicians. In Southwest Alaska, where revenues depend almost entirely on fishing, even municipalities have begun to push the issue. John Messick | Bristol Bay Times
The Arctic Waterways Safety Committee, formed to develop the best practices for managing Arctic waterways, held its first formal meeting this month in Juneau, electing officers and meeting with the governor and Alaska's state committee on the Arctic.Carey Restino
Among scores of bird and mammal species, there will be winners and losers as trees and shrubs expand northward and wildlife habitat transforms through the rest of the 21st century. Yereth Rosen