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Clock Ticks Down for Arctic Marine Life as Shell Oil Rig Heads to Sea

8/24/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

This week a Shell Oil Co. drilling rig, the Kulluk, headed towards the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s northern coast to begin drilling operations.  This flagship effort to open up Arctic waters to drilling has already received the thumbs up from the Obama Administration. I […] Read more >

Grizzly bear, Alaska

Photo of the Day: Hang in There

8/20/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group and tag them with PhotoOfTheDay-NWF12. Don’t have a Flickr account? It’s free and […] Read more >

Grizzly bear on the Battle River in Alaska

Photo of the Day: Belly Up

8/7/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

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Grizzly bear

“Alaska Gold” Examines the Battle to Save Bristol Bay

7/26/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

On Tuesday, the PBS program “FRONTLINE” aired a special called Alaska Gold, about the fight to save one of the most spectacular wilderness areas on earth from the massive Pebble gold and copper mine–planned for the headwaters of Bristol Bay‘s […] Read more >

Grizzly Bear

You Ask, We Answer: Why Pebble Mine is Bad News

7/13/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

We’ve been getting some really good questions about the proposed Pebble gold and copper mine, which poses unacceptable risks to the wildlife of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Here we do our best to answer them. Q: What sort of mining process […] Read more >

Bald eagle, Homer, Alaska

Photo of the Day: Flying High

7/4/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.   Read more >

Large group of sea lions hauled out on rocks. Two braying at each other in foreground.

195 People to Thank: How Hard Work and Dedication Combat Climate Change in the NPLCC Region

6/22/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

For the last nine months, I have been inspired and impressed by 195 hard-working, dedicated, thoughtful, and intelligent people. These people hail from Alaska and British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest and California. They work for our federal, state, provincial, and […] Read more >

Close-up of yellow and red tulip

Captivated by a Landscape: Four Special or Ordinary Places to Take Your Breath Away

6/21/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

Spectacular rainforests are closer to home than you might think. The entire North American coastline from southern Alaska to central California is home to some of the last intact coastal temperate rainforests in the world. It is a stunning landscape, […] Read more >

Sportsmen Come to DC to Protect Arctic Wildlife

VIDEO: Five Voices for Protecting Arctic Wildlife

5/30/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

How does oil and gas drilling in the Arctic affect a farmer in Indiana? What about a sportsman in New Mexico? Last week, a group of five dedicated folks from all across the country made the trek to Washington, DC […] Read more >

Grizzly bear, taken at Battle River, Alaska

Photo of the Day: Grizzly Bear on the Battle River

5/26/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Speak Up for Montana Grizzlies A proposed silver and copper mine in northwest Montana could mean a death sentence for the grizzly bears that live in the nearby Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. There’s at least 10 reasons to stop the Montanore […] Read more >