alaska

  • Alaska Mining Project Threatens Salmon, Water, and Native Communities

    May 10, 2019
    Alaska – Trump Administration officials have fast-tracked permits for the largest open-pit mine in North America. The proposed Pebble Mine had previously seemed paralyzed, after more than a decade of relentless opposition by Alaska Native elders and youth. Now, plans for the mine are being…...
  • Cold War Over Arctic Heats Up Amid Melting Polar Ice

    August 31, 2015
    In mid-August 2015, the Obama administration gave the green light for Royal Dutch Shell to start drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean, off Alaska’s northwest coast. The well is approximately 70 miles from the coast of Alaska and is thought of by oil companies…...