The state is concerned the listing of the polar bear will mean other species could be given special protection, too, based on arguments that climate change is having an effect.
Rafael Mora-Lopez has been in the country more than two decades, assuming another's name to collect Alaska PFD checks and building a career with the state's largest police force.
The polar bear death is the first time in 35 years of working on the North Slope that a bear has been killed by a security guard working for BP, according to the company.
Alaska's senior senator spoke Tuesday at a lunch gathering of Commonwealth North, urging a comprehensive solution to the nation's debt that sets aside political ideology.
A new oil and gas drilling operation has begun in Alaska's Cook Inlet, despite objections from environmental groups concerned over the operation's potential effects on the Inlet's beluga whale population.
Former Anchorage police officer and illegal immigrant Rafael Mora-Lopez spoke for himself Friday in a letter to the judge who will decide his fate next week as he tries to avoid a potential year in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Federal regulators have been embroiled in a lawsuit with environmental and Native organizations challenging Lease Sale 193, which covered more than 30 million acres off the coast of Alaska.
Prosecutors are requesting a year in prison and a $250,000 fine for the man who worked as an Anchorage police officer the past eight years even though he is a Mexican national in this country illegally.
TransCanada has solicited bids from would-be customers for Alaska's big natural gas pipeline. Trouble is, no one seems to be interested, project officials said this week.
The state commissioner of natural resources announced Monday that Exxon executives are meeting with other parties to etch out an agreement on the years-old lawsuit, a major hurdle in the quest for an Alaska gasline.
Alaska lawmakers and TransCanada are preparing for another round of talks about the big gas pipeline. But what good is it if there's no market?
A subspecies of gray wolf found only in the old-growth forests of Southeast Alaska has become the latest animal for which environmental groups are seeking federal protection.
The Alaska Legislature has hired a Juneau firm to analyze North Slope hiring, in an effort to figure out whether producers are outsourcing oil patch jobs.
An interview today with suspended veteran Arctic scientist Charles Monnett revolved around the scientific merit of his 2006 article on polar bears, despite previous statements by BOEMRE that inspectors weren't interested in the old controversy.
The back story of how the NOLS bear mauling rescue played out raises some questions about whether a different response was called for, given that their recovery took a full nine hours.