A deal that would have provided major funding boost for Pebble has been terminated
Good news travels fast. Northern Dynasty Minerals, Alaska’s miscreant Pebble Mine/Bristol Bay “developer” just lost its prime investor. What’s a $1,000,000,000, anyway?
A large mining company has left an agreement that would have made it a major funding partner for the embattled Pebble copper and gold prospect, raising questions about the project’s future.
First Quantum Minerals and project owner Northern Dynasty Minerals could not finalize a proposed agreement announced in December, Northern Dynasty said Friday.
The deal could have pumped more than $1 billion into the Southwest Alaska project, the subject of strong nationwide opposition from critics who say it would devastate the Bristol Bay salmon fishery.
Northern Dynasty said in a short statement Friday that the proposed framework agreement between the two companies “has been terminated.”
Kings of the Wild Frontier
Every year, king salmon swim 2,000 miles up Alaska’s Yukon River to spawn. Their journey is vital to the native people and animals – but now the numbers are dwindling. One man followed their run to find out why.
DIY — Put Your Wet Boots Here
When my boots dry out I know it’s been too long since I’ve fished. Thankfully, they’re usually wet, so I like to have a good place to store them. Here’s an effective way to transport wet wading boots without draining creek water where you don’t want it.
April Vokey Shares Her Thoughts, Knowledge, and some real fun!
When April Vokey agreed to do a Q&A with us, she may not have expected some of these questions, but her answers are even more unexpected.
In a Warming West, the Rio Grande Is Drying Up
Even in a good year, much of the Rio Grande is diverted for irrigation. But it’s only May, and the river is already turning to sand.
LEMITAR, N.M. — Mario Rosales, who farms 365 acres along the Rio Grande, knows the river is in bad shape this year. It has already dried to a dusty ribbon of sand in some parts, and most of the water that does flow is diverted to irrigate crops, including Mr. Rosales’s fields of wheat, oats, alfalfa and New Mexico’s beloved chiles.
Can We Repurpose Decommissioned Oil Rigs For Environmental Gain?
A conversation with Emily Callahan and Amber Jackson of the firm Blue Latitudes, which consults on projects where retired rigs are transformed into reefs and hotels.
Offshore oil rigs are supported on steel and concrete structures that extend thousands of feet to the ocean floor. Even as rigs pump fossil fuels, they’re also colonized by mussels, barnacles, rockfish, and other species, becoming artificial reefs.