Environment

Here are the highlights of the proposed Donlin Gold mine.

Lisa Demer
After investing a fortune in community causes, Donlin Gold’s good name as a benefactor is bumping up against the enormity of what it proposes: a giant mine on a remote Southwest Alaska ridge.Lisa Demer
The public is getting its chance to comment on the impacts of a big gold mine proposed to be carved out of a mountain ridge in Southwest Alaska including at a meeting set for Thursday in Anchorage.Lisa Demer
A watchdog has found no evidence of bias in how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducted a study on the potential effects of large-scale mining on a world-premier salmon fishery in Alaska's Bristol Bay region.Associated Press
The lowest maximum sea ice extent ever recorded happened this spring — 7 percent less than the average since 1981. Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder
Beaufort Sea polar bears equipped in 2014 and 2015 with Fitbit-like devices and neck cameras revealed their daily routines to scientists studying their food needs.Yereth Rosen
The city and tribal government of Angoon want state health officials to look into mercury levels in seals and other subsistence foods near Hawk Inlet.Associated Press
Stronger winds and thinner ice are forcing Alaska polar bears to work harder to remain in Alaska, according to scientists who have studied increased movements of both sea ice and bears.Ned Rozell
Three Alaska organizations are working together to distribute equipment that Shell was using for its drilling explorations in the Arctic to hubs around the state for oil spill response.Annie Zak
Here are some of the stories from around the Arctic that we've been following this weekAlaska Dispatch News