Alaska and Hawaii

"Alaska’s Sweltering Summer Is ‘Basically Off The Charts’"

"Steve Perrins didn’t see the lightning, but he couldn’t miss the smoke that followed. It was around dinnertime on July 23 at Alaska’s oldest hunting lodge, nestled in the wilderness more than 100 miles northwest of Anchorage. What began as a quiet evening at the Rainy Pass Lodge soon turned frantic as Alaska’s latest wildfire spread fast."

Source: Washington Post, 08/01/2019

"Bristol Bay: EPA Kills Proposed Pebble 'Veto'"

"EPA has lifted the Obama-era proposed 'veto' of the Pebble mine, reversing a decision last year not to scrap the pending mining restrictions on the massive copper and gold project upstream from Alaska's Bristol Bay."

Source: Greenwire, 07/31/2019

"How Science Got Trampled in the Rush to Drill in the Arctic"

"Every year, hundreds of petroleum industry executives gather in Anchorage for the annual conference of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, where they discuss policy and celebrate their achievements with the state’s political establishment. In May 2018, they again filed into the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center, but they had a new reason to celebrate."

Source: Politico, 07/29/2019

"Arctic Scientists Worried as Alaska Universities Face 40% Funding Cut"

"The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a hub for Arctic climate research, and a magnet for top scientists and international collaborations—and it's in trouble. Alaska Gov. Michael Dunleavy has slashed the university system's state funding by more than 40 percent, and efforts in the legislature to restore the money have so far failed."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/22/2019


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