Elizabeth Jenkins, Alaska's Energy Desk - Juneau


Tyre Lanier visited Alaska a few decades ago to encourage fisheries to make an in-demand seafood product. Now he’s back with a way to improve it.

Joel Clement resigned in October after being ousted from his position working on issues like coastal resilience and village relocation in Alaska. Listen now

Southeast’s regional Native corporation is using some of its lands for carbon sequestration. It’s the first carbon bank in the state to be approved for the California cap-and-trade market. Listen now

Typically, cholera is associated with tropical destinations. But recently, the bacteria that can cause the disease was found in subsistence herring eggs in British Columbia. Listen now

As the Bering Strait becomes more accessible, the mayor of Nome says there’s an upside to less sea ice. Listen now

New science standards being considered don’t shy away from attributing it to an increase of human activity. But how that’s taught in the classroom could be up to interpretation. Listen now

Few people still use the hand-carved halibut hook. But there’s a push to make sure the tradition sticks around. Listen now

The Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit because the Pacific walrus wasn't granted an Endangered Species Act listing. Listen now

There's been more snowfall than what was typical a few decades ago. Moose can handle heavy snow, but their environment appears to be changing. Listen now

Duff Mitchell has a big vision for a small rectangular plot in downtown Juneau. He envisions it as the future site for a district heating facility. Listen now

Sen. Lisa Murkowski cautioned: "Don’t get too exercised about things if you see that it’s been zeroed out." Listen now

“My attitude is science can only help us in understanding what’s likely to happen,” said Todd Atwood, a USGS wildlife biologist. Listen now

A batch of new energy assessors, who live in Southeast villages, are being trained to spot areas that could be more efficient. Listen now

DEC commissioner Larry Hartig said in a press release Tuesday that the findings weren’t “unexpected.” Listen now

There have been numerous attempts recently to sidestep U.S. Forest Service management of the Tongass National Forest. Listen now

The Alaska Oil and Gas Association and the American Petroleum Institute challenged the Endangered Species Act listing decision. Listen now

In 2014, a warm water system — known as the Blob — wreaked havoc in the waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Listen now

As the New Year approaches, time is ticking down for Congress to renew an excise tax collected on domestic barrels of oil. The money goes into a government trust used for oil spill cleanup and prevention. Listen now

This year, the Governor’s Mansion is decorated for the holidays with a Sitka spruce tree from the Tongass National Forest. But Alaskans in the capital city aren’t just decking the halls with local greenery. Listen now

This deer season has been the worst in recent memory for a lot of hunters on Prince of Wales Island. Large-scale industrial logging has damaged important winter habitat, and some locals believe a rapidly growing wolf population is also devouring the deer. Listen now