A proposed mine in Alaska will endanger brown bears – and much more

The world’s most productive salmon fishery and a stronghold for the state’s bears are under threat from an open-pit gold and copper mineTowering over the average human and weighing as much as a grand piano, the bears found in south-west Alaska are considered among the best in the world to observe as they pad around in a largely untouched wilderness of soaring mountains, pristine rivers and rocky beaches.About a third of Alaska’s 30,000 brown bears are found on the Alaska Peninsula, which separates the Pacific Ocean from Bristol Bay, a place that hosts the most productive wild salmon fishery in… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/20/alaska-brown-bears-environment-mining