Rivers and streams in the world's premier wild salmon fishery would be greatly degraded for decades should a vast gold and copper mine be built and then see a failure in the dam holding back its mine waste, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a draft report Friday.
Alaska’s Bristol Bay is home to the world’s largest sockeye-salmon fishery. It’s also home to billions of dollars in gold and copper ore. So it’s long been a natural-resources battleground, with the fishing industry joining environm... Read Post
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that irrigates their orchards an... Read Post
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Voters of a small southwest Alaska borough narrowly passed a measure blocking a proposed gold and copper mine that conservationists said would have threatened one of the world's premier wild salmon fisheries in... Read Post