The source of the University Lake oil spill in Anchorage remains unknown as the cleanup continues

The source of the University Lake oil spill in Anchorage remains unknown as the cleanup continues

US ecology technician Xander Logan sucks a sheen from the surface of the University Lake on Thursday. Officials closed the park Wednesday as several agencies responded to an oil spill. (Marc Lester / ADN) State officials said they have not yet identified the source of an oil spill that polluted a lake at a popular … Read more

University Lake Park closes as officials respond to oil spill

University Lake Park closes as officials respond to oil spill

Andy Christiansen of US Ecology launches a boom in response to an oil spill in University Lake on June 28, 2023. University Lake Park was closed Wednesday as the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and other agencies responded to the spill. (Marc Lester / ADN) A popular Anchorage off-leash dog park was closed Wednesday because … Read more

Lake Cook: Plans to drain Lake Conway have heated up the neighbors

Lake Cook: Plans to drain Lake Conway have heated up the neighbors

On any given day, you can find Cole and Jay Harken out on the water. They live right on Lake Conway, and their time is usually spent fishing in the company of great herons, cypress trees, and water tupelos. It’s not just for recreation that their livelihood depends on it. The Harkens create fishing content … Read more

Charges against the 91-year-old former Lake Alice nurse have been dropped over health concerns

Jimmy Ellingham/Stuff John (Dempsey) Corkran, pictured in Whanganui District Court in late 2021, is dying of cancer. (Stock photo) A former Lake Alice nurse accused of mistreating the children in his care 49 years ago would not face trial due to his impaired physical and mental health. John Richard James (Dempsey) Corkran, 91, was due … Read more

The EPA conducts extensive research on water quality in Lake Ontario

The EPA conducts extensive research on water quality in Lake Ontario

The US Environmental Protection Agency is collecting ecological and environmental data on Lake Ontario through September. Together with universities and other federal agencies, EPA is studying how pollutants move through the food web of lakes, how harmful nutrient pollution changes throughout the year, how invasive mussels affect water quality and more, according to Elizabeth Hinchey … Read more