Environment

In two unanimous decisions, the Alaska Supreme Court on Friday came down solidly on the side of a group fighting the proposed Pebble mine, backing efforts by two Alaska icons to give the public a voice in mineral exploration.

Lisa Demer
The quake, with an epicenter 35 miles below the seafloor off the coast of a remote stretch of the Alaska Peninsula, was widely felt and prompted one coastal community to temporarily evacuate to higher ground, until forecasters determined there was no threat of a tsunami.Megan Edge
The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.7 quake struck at 11 p.m. Thursday in a remote area off the Alaska Peninsula, some 400 miles southwest of Anchorage.Associated Press
An appeals court dismissed a case Pebble mine proprietors brought against the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, saying that since the agency hadn't taken a final action yet, the challenge was premature. Erica Martinson
The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center is monitoring the Seventy Mile Fire, which was sparked by lightning Sunday and by Tuesday had burned 1,250 acres, or just under two square miles, near Eagle.Associated Press
Despite Nome's deep gold mining roots, a planned gold mine along Dry Creek near the heart of the Bering Sea city is attracting opposition.Francesca Fenzi

The Dalton Highway near the Deadhorse airport is overrun with water on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Crews from the Alaska Department of Transportation made a break in the highway the day before to release trapped water that was threatening the runway.

Loren Holmes
Unprecedented flooding continues to interfere with daily operations on the North Slope oil patch after surging waters wiped away swaths of the Dalton Highway and isolated a section of Deadhorse.Alex DeMarban
A Navy training exercise planned in the Gulf of Alaska has sparked heated opposition in a small commercial fishing town nearby whose residents say the drills are taking place in the critical habitat of breeding and migratory marine life.Rachel D'Oro
Five villages will get help from the federal government for projects that range from optimizing existing wind turbines to crafting an entirely new energy plan.Erica Martinson