A federal judge has ruled that Pebble mine developers have no right to force private environmental and fishing groups to turn over years of records or to force testimony by two individuals fighting the massive proposed mine.

Lisa Demer
A leaking gas line in Shishmaref has finally been fixed about a year and half after a village public safety officer first discovered an oily sheen along the northern coast of Sarichef Island.Laura Kraegel | KNOM
About 200 to 300 gallons of home heating oil was spilled in the boiler room of a state office building in Nome on Saturday, displacing 45 employees as cleanup work continues.Alaska Dispatch News
Speakers at a UAA forum on the effects of climate change in Alaska said there's no more time for debate, and that urgent action is necessary to protect the state's most vulnerable villages.Tegan Hanlon
The Alaska Department of Forestry on Thursday announced that budget cuts have forced the closure of its Haines office, responsible for managing the 286,000-acre Haines State Forest.Pat Forgey
Alaska Common Ground will host a free public forum at the University of Alaska Anchorage on Saturday on climate change.Tegan Hanlon
Ocean acidification, which threatens species crucial to marine food webs, is happening faster in the Arctic, Antarctic, and North Pacific oceans than elsewhere around the world, a new NOAA-led study finds.Yereth Rosen
The Fortingall Yew, Europe's oldest tree, decided it was time for a gender change.Olivia Lowenberg
The state of Alaska is calling on the federal government to split Fairbanks and North Pole into separate air pollution non-attainment areas to better address the sources of smoke.The Associated Press
A walkthrough on Tuesday of the portion of Bethel's Kilbuck school still standing found that unique and treasured Yup’ik materials appear salvageable, though soot-covered and smelling of smoke.Lisa Demer