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

Is the herd of wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park big enough to survive?

The horses stand on and at the foot of a hillock.

MEDORA, ND The wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park are enclosed within a perimeter fence which prevents the herd from breeding with outside horses to diversify their bloodlines. For decades, official park policy has been to limit herd size to 35-60 horses, a size experts say is too small to guarantee a genetically viable … Read more