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US Coast Guard rescues crew of Shell oil rig Kulluk off Alaska, December 29, 2012 (USCG photo/Sara Francis)

Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground Off Alaskan Wilderness, Threatening Wildlife

1/1/2013 // By Miles Grant

Despite warnings from wildlife advocates of the risks of allowing offshore oil drilling in the rough seas off Alaska, Shell has begun drilling test wells. This week, the New York Times reports the drilling effort turned life-threatening: An enormous Shell …

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Visiting the Wild Western Arctic Reserve

10/18/2012 // By Guest Author

The following is a guest post from Larry Bartlett from Fairbanks, Alaska—he gives a firsthand account of  traveling in the Western Arctic Reserve (also known as the National Petroleum Reserve or NPR-A), the single largest unit of public land in the nation …

Grizzly bear along the Battle River in Alaska

Photo of the Day: Wading with Grizzlies

10/11/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Grizzly bear wading through the Battle River in Alaska   Photo by Flickr member Jenny’s site See more photos by Jenny’s site on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the …

Caribou, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Photo of the Day: Caribou Duo

10/2/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Caribou at the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska   Photo by Flickr member tomblandford See more of tomblandford’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! …

Humpback whales feeding

Photo of the Day: Feeding Frenzy

9/27/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Humpback whales surface during bubble net feeding in Auke Bay, Alaska   Photo by Flickr member Scottsfotos See more of Scottsfotos’s images on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the …

Bearded Seal

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 …

Grizzly bear, Alaska

Photo of the Day: Hang in There

8/20/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

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 …

Grizzly bear on the Battle River in Alaska

Photo of the Day: Belly Up

8/7/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

 

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“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 …

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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 …

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