Alaska News

Flint Hills Resources wants a more lenient standard for treating sulfolane pollution at its North Pole refinery, while the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation wants to delay any decisions until the results of a long-term study come back.Laurel Andrews
As Obama pays a visit to Alaska to talk climate change and Arctic issues, it may be a preview of the U.S. stance during upcoming climate talks in Paris.Jeannette Lee Falsey
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Vladimir Romanovsky has been named chief scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy initiative titled the Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments. Romanovsky is a professor of geophysics at the UAF Geophysical Institute. Carey Restino | Arctic Sounder
The Alaska Moose Federation has a new director who hopes to take the controversial organization back to basics.Suzanna Caldwell

Visitors wandered up to giant chunks of ice sitting outside of the Anchorage Museum on Sunday Aug. 30, 2015, and were able to touch pieces of a glacier. On the lawn, there were samples of food and free music performances that were part of a celebration in collaboration with GLACIER, a conference that focuses on the issues in the Arctic and takes place in Anchorage this week. 

Shelby Lum
Troopers said that Ronald Wray Stafford and Ryan Christopher Stafford had been in the water “for 35 minutes or more" before being rescued by bystanders.  Michelle Theriault Boots
President Barack Obama may be traveling into unfriendly political territory as he heads north to Alaska Monday, but he has been slowly paving the way with announcements aimed at ensuring a welcoming populace.  Erica Martinson
The Horseshoe Lake fire in Mat-Su has more than doubled in size since Sunday, but firefighters bulldozed a line that should help keep the 52-acre fire from spreading, borough officials said.Michelle Theriault Boots

It’s official: Denali is now the mountain formerly known as Mt. McKinley.

Alaska Dispatch News
The Sheep Creek fire is burning in forested land around Mile 90 of the Parks Highway, the Alaska Division of Forestry said Sunday. Michelle Theriault Boots