Alaska's Energy Desk

The Department of Interior released a notice saying it will hold “no fewer than two” oil lease sales in a 1.6-million acre portion of the refuge, known as the 1002 area or the Coastal Plain. Listen now

In late March, Volt49's organizers assigned a unique challenge related to renewable energy in Alaska to four teams across the state, and they have had five weeks to solve it. Listen now

The top job at the federal agency tasked with coordinating help for Alaska villages threatened by climate change will soon be vacant. Listen now

Solutions Desk

When thinking about suicide, sometimes just a few words of reassurance can make a huge difference. Here's one man's story.

Environment

A third-party audit finds the mine is “generally in compliance” with conditions required of two state permits. Kensington’s permits for waste management and reclamation are up for renewal this year. Listen now

The proposed gold and copper mine would sit upstream from Bristol Bay. Gov. Bill Walker has said he doesn’t support the mine and believes the priority should be on the region’s salmon.

Programs

Wilderness, pasture, human habitat, wildlife habitat -- what if we combined all those functions?  What if we called "invasive" species "successful" species instead? Scary? You bet! But doesn't climate warming and over-population already have us scared? On the next Talk of Alaska, we'll continue hearing controversial arguments for re-aligning how we think about the human-altered environment.