The helicopter buries its skids into a knife ridge no wider than a snowboard is long. This first attempt marks the landing zone high up in Alaska's Chilkat Range, north of Haines, Alaska, and not far from the Canadian border.
The company hasn't given up on its dreams to build a colossal mine at the headwaters of the world's greatest wild salmon fishery. Last January, with the sale of special warrants to existing investors, it raised about $15 million -- almost half of which came from a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands. Where is the money going? Not to mining but to lawyers and lobbyists.
What is surely the oldest habitable house in Alaska, a two-and-a-half-story wood-frame structure on Campbell Lake, built around 1680, is for sale. To be clear, it hasn't always been in Alaska. For its first 300 years it stood on farmland near Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Now another newly analyzed object from the University of Colorado-led Cape Espenberg dig is providing more evidence of prehistoric trade or contacts between the residents of Northwest Alaska and their neighbors across the Bering Strait.
As Americans celebrate 4/20, I'm getting pelted with questions about the growing legalization movement. Why is legalization happening now? Until recently, I cited two factors. A few days ago, I added a third factor. It came after a visit to the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum outside Washington, D.C.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
Decades ago, Gov. Wally Hickel was ridiculed for his idea of an ocean pipeline carrying fresh Alaska water to parched California. Now entrepreneurs are hoping that they can make good on his general concept by selling clear water from Southeast Alaska's rainforest to users in the dry south.
Legislators looking to kill Alaska's film subsidy program have driven away the big-budget Hollywood movie Hunter Killer and may have brought a halt to a burgeoning state industry, critics said.
After sending salvos at President Barack Obama and federal government bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., top Republicans in the Alaska Legislature have a new focus for their ire: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle's mayor and city council, foes who they say would stymie oil development in the Arctic.
An Alaska State Troopers unit that has helped solve several high-profile cold case murders could be cut under the version of the state budget currently being considered by the Legislature.
The oil field, home to the huge hydrocarbon reservoir that inspired construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and kicked off an economic boom that transformed the state, now ranks third in the nation for remaining oil reserves.
Finnish researchers have a health tip for middle-aged men: To stay alive, spend more time in the sauna. A 20-year study led by scientists from the ...
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of the Interior swung the door wide open to drilling in the remote waters of the iconic Arctic Ocean when it announced that it was reaffirming controversial Bush-era leases for the Chukchi Sea - a lease sale referred to as Lease Sale 193.
The state House Thursday afternoon passed a bill that would clarify municipal regulation of marijuana businesses and define the number of plants allowed per household.
As summer and autumn sea ice diminishes in the Arctic Sea, polar bears spending more time on shore have been spotted eating eggs, hunting down the nesting birds that lay them, hunting other land animals and even chewing on edible plants growing onshore. But is that enough to sustain them in an ice-scarce Arctic? No, says a new study.
I spent the better part of Saturday trying to catch up with Alan Delamere. The 79-year-old skier and engineer completed the 50-kilometer Sonot Kkaazoot ski race in less than five hours.