Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

A satellite image of the Red Dog Mine from August 16, 2020, shows the active Aqqaluk pit (top) flooded with water. It came from Red Dog’s tailings reservoir, as problems connected to permafrost thaw and global warming blocked the mine from discharging into a nearby creek and caused water in the reservoir to back up. (Satellite image © 2020 Maxar Technologies)

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Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly:

Climate change is disrupting operations at the Red Dog Mine – and costing millions of dollars. And, students across the state test positive for COVID-19 as school starts. Plus, Southeast Alaska’s heavy rains are making some people feel … heavy.

Reports tonight from:

  • Liz Ruskin, Nat Herz, Lex Treinen, and Kavitha George in Anchorage
  • Rhonda McBride in Kodiak
  • Jacob Resneck in Juneau
  • Eric Stone in Ketchikan