Federal budget

Trump’s budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

ANCHORAGE — President Donald Trump’s plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National… Continue reading


Budget cuts threaten Sea Grant programs

Budget cuts in Washington, D.C., could dismantle a longtime oceanic research and education program nationally. Sea Grant has 33 outposts in coastal communities around the… Continue reading


Kenai bluff erosion project inches forward

In the race between geology and bureaucracy that has constituted Kenai’s bluff erosion mitigation attempts, geology continues to win. The 18-year-old project to halt the… Continue reading

Federal proposal would cut support for Kachemak Bay Research Reserve

A publicly-funded science organization in Homer that aims to provide practical data to Kachemak Bay oyster farmers, boat operators, municipal planners, educators and others may… Continue reading