Holland America’s business is putting passengers on the water, not pulling seafood out of it, yet the cruise line is the first to be certified by Responsible Fisheries Management for sustainability.
Environmental, social, and governance policies have thwarted Arctic energy investment, but they don’t have to, as the Alaska Oil & Gas Association conference learned.
The first project in Alaska to take advantage of a new way to finance energy efficiency improvements is the building next door to Anchorage City Hall.
Here’s a look at three ways design firms, architects, engineers, and environmental scientists can help businesses think sustainably for the long-term: mining, environmental restoration, and building reuse.
Governor Mike Dunleavy signed House Bill 227, revising the C-PACE program, which helps commercial properties finance energy efficiency and resilience improvements.
Green energy technology is built through mining. Without certain raw materials, such as graphite and rare earth metals, everything from the lithium-ion batteries that power Teslas to those storing electricity from wind turbines would be impossible to create, says US Senator Lisa Murkowski.
Out to make history by creating the first graphite supply chain in the country, Vancouver-based Graphite One is working to mine graphite from Graphite Creek outside of Nome, site of the highest grade and largest known large flake graphite deposit in the US.
According to Hecla Greens Creek’s General Manager and Hecla VP Brian Erickson, the mine is unique as it’s the only US mine permitted to operate within a national monument. “That means our safety and environmental record must be among the best in the world right now,” Erickson says.
Alaska Department of Natural Resources awarded its 2019 Excellent Mine Reclamation Award to Ajax Mining Alaska Inc., a Fortymile mining district placer gold operation, in recognition of its successful continuous reclamation practices.
LTI, Inc. earned its fourth SmartWay Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this fall.