By Yereth Rosen, Alaska Beacon, August 5, 2023
The Alaska Division of Oil and Gas is preparing to hold a lease sale for Mount Spurr geothermal resources, two years after issuing noncompetitive permits to two companies to explore for geothermal energy resources on specific parcels on the 11,070-foot Spurr.
Study by The Great Plains Institute and Carbon Solutions LLC, August 2023
A study by the Great Plains Institute explains carbon capture is a valuable technology for reducing the carbon emissions of point source emitters in various sectors. It can also be used to retrofit a facility with additional benefits.
One of the primary co-benefits of carbon capture, and the focus of this study, is the improvement of air quality and associated health benefits from the removal of co-pollutants at a facility.
By Laura Ratliff, Runner’s World, August 7, 2023
Strava's commute feature in the app will display the amount of carbon saved on user activities labeled as "commute", to encourage users to choose less carbon-intensive means of commuting.
By Robert Woolsey, KCAW, August 8, 2023
The US Forest Service granted a special use permit for a small-scale hydroelectric project on Thayer Creek near Angoon, Alaska. The Alaska Native village corporation, Kootznoowoo, Inc., is now seeking construction funding for the project, which is expected to replace costly diesel power.
By Shane Lasley, North of 60 Mining News, August 4, 2023
Alaska's critical minerals supply and future potential have gained attention in recent news stories, including the Pentagon's investment in Graphite One Inc. and China's restrictions on the exports of gallium and germanium. The Red Dog mine, the largest critical minerals-producing mine in the US, is responsible for 4% of the world's zinc and germanium. Alaska's potential to break America's dependence on these minerals could be a significant economic engine for the state, providing resources needed for competitiveness in the 21st century.
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