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What Is Your Favorite Meal? A Reflection on Flavor, Salmon, and a Way of Life

Joshua Lewin | Posted 09.21.2013 | Taste
Joshua Lewin

I love salmon: fresh, cured, smoked, salted and buried. And I love the memories that return each time I prepare it.

Bristol Bay: NRDC's Reynolds Discusses EPA's Watershed Assessment

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

EPA just concluded a 60-day public comment period, and the vast majority of people asked EPA to protect Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine. NRDC members and activists alone sent over 267,000 petitions to the agency.

Searching for Grizzly Bears? Follow the Salmon

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 08.19.2013 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

The trick is to find out where the bears go to eat, and follow them. And where do they go every summer and have for centuries? To the rivers, brooks and creeks where their primary diet, the salmon, are swimming upstream.

Salmon or Gold?

Sea to Table | Posted 07.21.2013 | Taste
Sea to Table

Fisherman Christopher Nicolson is gearing up for salmon season. Each summer he makes the long trek to Alaska with his family, from Brooklyn to Brist...

Lucia Graves

Will Hotly Debated Mine Become Alaska's Keystone?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.09.2013 | Green

Kevin McCambly was born and raised in Dillingham, Alaska, just downstream from the proposed Pebble Mine, a massive copper and gold mining project that...

Why Do We Need GMO Farmed Salmon?

Sea to Table | Posted 01.16.2013 | Home
Sea to Table

There are plenty of reasons to oppose genetically engineered salmon, ranging from consumer health concerns to environmental risk, but there's a larger question we need to ask. What kind of food system do we want to sustain us?

It's Time to Stop the Pebble Mine

Robert Redford | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

A long-awaited study by the Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that the Pebble Mine -- along with its estimated 10 billion tons of mining waste -- would spell disaster for Bristol Bay, its legendary salmon runs, its pristine environment and its people.

Pebble Mine: 2012 Was a Very Bad Year for the Mining Companies

Joel Reynolds | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

All in all, it was another tough year for the Pebble Mine. And, in the coming year, look for more of the same. Bristol Bay is no place for large-scale mining, and the Pebble Mine will eventually be stopped. It's only a matter of time.

EPA Has 'No Timetable' For Completing Alaska Mining Report

AP | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has no timetable for completing its review of the impacts of large-scale m...

Anglo American, It's Time to Dump Pebble Mine

Taryn Kiekow | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green
Taryn Kiekow

Pebble Mine is a risk that Anglo American can no longer afford to take. If Anglo American is looking to cut expenses, this is the perfect project to drop. Because local opposition -- and the risks associated with it -- are only increasing.

Independence or Co-Dependence: The Keystone Center and the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

While it claims independence, Keystone has to concede that its client and financial benefactor is the very partnership that wants to build the Pebble Mine and claims already to have spent over half a billion dollars pursuing it.

No Surprises in Pebble's 'Expert' Testimony Against EPA

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

EPA should move forward promptly, upon completion of the peer-review process, to protect the Bristol Bay watershed, its communities, and the irreplaceable wild salmon fishery that sustains them.

EPA Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment Generates Widespread Applause, Intensifies Opposition to Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

As EPA's scientific review found, the Pebble Mine would devastate the region -- its wild salmon fishery, its people, its communities, and its economy.

Proposed Alaskan Mine Could Wreak Havoc On Bristol Bay Salmon

Menuism | Posted 09.19.2012 | Home
Menuism

To date, Alaskan salmon fisheries have been among the best managed fisheries in the world; however, a proposed pebble mine in Bristol Bay could wreak havoc on this valuable fishery.

The Time to Toss Pebble Mine is Now. Really.

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Here in Alaska, the proposed Pebble Mine project is not a partisan issue, but it is very political. We have a lot at stake. And right now, we can actually help to influence how this all turns out.

Pebble Mine: A Bad Investment

Joel Reynolds | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Pebble Mine makes no sense environmentally, economically, culturally, or legally, and it ought to be abandoned.

Science in Defense of a National Treasure: EPA Releases Its Scientific Assessment of Large-Scale Mining

Joel Reynolds | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

After 15 months of study, the agency released in draft form for public comment an extensive scientific assessment of the Bristol Bay watershed undertaken to determine the potential impacts of large-scale mining.

EPA: Proposed Alaska Mine Could Degrade Waterways, Impact Fish

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The possible failure of a dam holding waste from a large-scale mine near the headwaters of one of the world's premier salmon f...

Pebble Mine: No Means No!

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Pebble Mine is a reckless project, overwhelmingly opposed by the people who live there -- and one that the world cannot afford.

Mr. President: Keep Wild Salmon on Our Plates!

Chris Wood | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Chris Wood

Bristol Bay demonstrates that some places should be left free of industrial development because their natural resource values, and the benefits they provide to people, outstrip short-term development values.

Southwest Alaska Residents Approve Initiative Barring Large-Scale Mining That Threatens Salmon

Joel Reynolds | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green
Joel Reynolds

In the Lake and Peninsula Borough, the residents have approved a prohibition against large-scale resource extraction that would destroy or degrade salmon habitat. In a historic result against enormous odds, the Save Our Salmon initiative has prevailed.

PHOTOS: A Threatened Landscape In Southwest Alaska

Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

From Robert Glenn Ketchum: Southwest Alaska and Bristol Bay comprise a relative undisturbed habitat that supports the most productive wild salmon f...

Alaska Voters Say No To Gold, Copper Mine

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 12.18.2011 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska — The group promoting a massive gold-and-copper prospect near Alaska's Bristol Bay said Tuesday they plan to press on with their ...

Senator Asks EPA To Protect Bristol Bay

AP | By MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell said Monday she would oppose a proposed huge copper and gold mine near Alaska's Bristol Bay if stu...

One Pebble, Epic Ripples: Why You Need to Help Save Bristol Bay

Ashley Koff | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green
Ashley Koff

It is an all too familiar story: a foreign corporation seeks to extract nonrenewable resources in a pristine, productive ecosystem.