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A Mine Here? We Can’t Bear It

8/15/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Every summer, brown bears gather in the pristine waterways of Alaska’s Bristol Bay to catch wild salmon swimming upstream to spawn. But soon, this vast habitat area that is home to brown bears and the largest runs of salmon in the […] Read more >

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Toxic Mining Waste: Just Moments from a Disaster for Wildlife

8/12/2014 // By Avelino Maestas

When I saw footage last week of a tailing dam collapse at Mount Polley Mine, my immediate thought was of the Chino Mine near my hometown of Silver City, New Mexico. There’s a tailing dam 4 miles long and a […] Read more >

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Alaska Salmon Cry for Help! (If They Could Talk)

5/29/2014 // By Guest Author

As I write this, tens of millions of salmon are beginning to return to the streams, rivers and headwaters of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve in Alaska.  They are in the final stage of completing a life cycle that began […] Read more >

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Constance Parry.

Remembering Exxon Valdez

3/27/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

Twenty-five years ago, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez crashed into a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Eleven million gallons of oil contaminated over 11,000 square miles of ocean and shoreline. In just the first few days, the death toll […] Read more >

Bristol Bay, Alaska, is home to the world's largest sockeye salmon run. Michael Melford photo for the Renewable Resources Foundation

You Are Making a Difference for Wild Salmon and Wild Places

3/18/2014 // By Russell Bassett

Salmon are amazing creatures. They are born in fresh water, migrate many miles to the ocean where they spend most of their life, and then return to the stream they were born to start the cycle of life over again. […] Read more >

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Sara Lopez.

EPA Acts to Protect Salmon from Pebble Mine

2/28/2014 // By Tony Turrini

In tremendous news for salmon, wildlife, and people who prize solitude, spectacular scenery, and outdoor recreation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it will initiate a formal process under the Clean Water Act to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from […] Read more >

Photo Credit: Eric Charbonneau

Weekly News Roundup- January 17, 2014

1/17/2014 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Coal Disaster: Coal train derails and spills into stream in British Columbia. Clean Water or Bust! Tribes demand responsible mining and clean Water. Follow the Trek! Day 2 of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline […] Read more >

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Progress for Protecting Alaska’s Wildlife from Mining

1/17/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

There is good news for coastal brown bears and other wildlife in Alaska threatened by a proposed large-scale mining project! A new environmental watershed assessment from the Environmental Protection Agency clearly shows that development of the proposed Pebble Mine should […] Read more >

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Wins for Wildlife

1/1/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Thank you for all the actions you’ve taken to help protect wildlife! Here are some victories from 2013 that wildlife advocates like you helped make possible. Breaking Through on Climate Change Answering the call of wildlife advocates and the hundreds of […] Read more >

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Despite Epic Fail in 2012, Shell Wants Arctic Drilling “Do Over” in 2014

12/23/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

When Shell launched its drilling operations off the Alaska coast in 2012, it promised to employ “world-class technology and experience to ensure a safe, environmentally responsible Arctic exploration program.” What the world got instead was an epic failure: “Shell experienced […] Read more >