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Chuitna River in Alaska Added to Endangered Rivers List For 2007

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Alaska community and environmental groups unite in media campaign to raise awareness for impacts of proposed coal mine in watershed of the Chuitna River in the Cook Inlet near Anchorage Alaska. The advocacy group American Rivers added the Chuitna to their list of endangered rivers for 2007, citing water quality and impacts on crucial salmon […]

Agreement on Uranium Clean-up Goals for Port Radium on the Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

CBC reports on the agreement of Déline and Tlicho leaders to remediation and clean-up plans for uranium contamination at the abandoned Port Radium mine on the east side of Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories. The mine was in production from 1930 to 1982, and was decommissioned and cleaned up according to the standards […]

Proposal for Road and Mine Project at High Lake Gets Approval from Nunavut Impact Review Board

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

One of several proposed roads for the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, the junior mining company from Thunder Bay, Wolfden Resources Inc., received a favorable review for its copper/zinc mine proposal from the Nunavut Impct Review Board (NIRB). The 53 km all weather road will include a dock facility at Grays Bay on the Coronation Gulf, […]

Northern Sámi and Climate Change Focus of 2007 Finnmark Sled-Dog Expedition

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Seven member team begins its sled-dog trek across arctic Finnmark to document Sámi heritage, environmental effects of global warming, and snow conditions for the Global Snowflake Network of NASA. The expedition will cover 1,500 km in one month, and visit the birch and pine forests of the Russian Taiga, the Sámi settlement of Neiden, the […]

Environmental Concerns Over Oil and Gas Exploration Proposal in Beaufort Sea

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

North Shore native whaling communities in Alaska are troubled over oil and gas exploration proposals in Beaufort Sea. “The U.S. Minerals Management Service has approved Shell’s plan to drill as many as a dozen exploration wells over the next two years in the Beaufort Sea” (1). Approval does not call for an environmental impact review, […]

Galore Creek Mine on lower Stikine Watershed (B.C.)

Monday, February 26th, 2007

My good friend Tad has posted several updates on mining developments near the communities of Iskut and Telegraph Creek on his blog (Fieldnotes: Notes on the Anthropology of British Columbia). Galore Creek Mine Update Kemess Mine Update The Galore Creek Mine: received its project approval from BC for it’s environmental assessment of the massive open […]

Valentine’s Day Merger for Owner of Meadowbank Gold Mine

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Located 70 km north of Baker Lake, Nunavut, on the upper reaches of the Quioch River system, Cumberland Resources Ltd. received is project certificate for the Meadowbank Gold Mine in early January. Construction is set to begin on a permanent four season road this winter, and the company announced yesterday its merger with Canadian mining […]

Worries Over River Utilization and Alberta Oilsands Development

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Water quality and river levels have First Nations worried over future of oilsands development in northern Alberta. “When our people go visit their fish nets or harvest their waterfowl they’re definitely seeing a problem with the water,” said Dehcho Grand Chief Herb Norwegian to the CBC. In recent news, the U.S. asked for a five […]

Tulsequah Mine and Barge Proposal for Taku River Mining Development in B.C.

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Redfern Resources is set to begin construction on its proposed Taku river mine this summer, but without a controversial road proposal. CBC reported yesterday that Redfern Resources, a Vancouver junior mining company that seeks to re-open the zinc-copper-silver-gold mine on the Taku River near Atlin (shut down by Cominco in 1957), will remove materials from […]

Uranium proposals in Upper Thelon River Basin meet strong opposition

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

In 2005, Ur-Energy began a consultation process with Lutsel K’e and an environmental review process with the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board for exploratory uranium drilling south of the Thelon Game Sanctuary. There are already numerous drilling proposals for the Thelon River Basin in areas around Aberdeen Lake and west of Baker Lake. In […]