Alaska’s growing shellfish farming industry could be in trouble if it can’t overcome increasing ocean acidification, according to a new report published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. Erica Martinson
A regulation meant to protect Arctic walruses prohibits simultaneous operation of two drill rigs within 15 miles of each other. That means Shell's Chukchi well sites, which are clustered together, likely won't be drilled simultaneously, an Interior spokeswoman says. Yereth Rosen
Lake Hood has long been touted as part of the world’s busiest floatplane center. Now it could be the vector for the spread of elodea, a leafy, long-stemmed plant notorious for crowding out native species of freshwater flora.
The Interior Department found more than $40 billion in historic and cultural resources on national park lands are at risk from sea-level rise, according to a report released Tuesday. No Alaska parks were part of the review, but four are part of a next-round investigation already underway. Erica Martinson
While warming temperatures have trimmed the time operators on Alaska's North Slope can build ice roads or move vehicles over frozen ground, recent advances are allowing land users to reclaim some of the lost season.Yereth Rosen