The Alaska Senate has passed legislation that would authorize financing for a gas project to serve Interior Alaska, without including additional financing authority for other energy projects, as the House version had.
In recent days, residents of the tiny Interior community of Alatna have been without potable water after a fire damaged their water treatment facility. Governor Bill Walker declared a state disaster for the village Sunday. Michelle Theriault Boots
Because fewer than 6,000 miles of certified public roads and highways probe Alaska's 570,374 square miles, rivers are especially important. Alaskans' dependence on rivers for in-state travel is critical, particularly for rural residents whose road systems are at best localized and short.
A powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, Kathmandu, killing more than 1,800 people, flattening sections of the city’s historic center, and trapping dozens of sightseers in a 200-foot watchtower that came crashing down into a pile of bricks.Ellen Barry
The nickel mining company, beset by financial woes and legal problems over environmental violations, will be allowed to discharge waste only if amounts of sulfates and other effluents are reduced, regional officials say.YLE News