Alaska is filled with extraordinary wildlife, as well as valuable natural resources. Wild Chronicles travels to Bristol Bay, site of a proposed gold-mining pit, and the center of raging debate. Geologists claim there are billions of dollars worth of gold to be had, but biologists fear a devastating spill of toxic mining chemicals could threaten the wild sockeye salmon population.
What are the benefits of a gold mine in Bristol Bay?
How large would Pebble Mine be?
A leak or spill from Pebble Mine would endanger the local sockeye salmon population. What is another danger of such a spill?
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry biologist Noun
scientist who studies living organisms.
to argue or disagree in a formal setting.
person who studies the physical formations of the Earth.
valuable chemical element with the symbol Au.
process of extracting ore from the Earth.
natural resource Noun
a material that humans take from the natural environment to survive, to satisfy their needs, or to trade with others.
total number of people or organisms in a particular area.
worth a considerable amount of money or esteem.
organisms living in a natural environment.