Alaska

House Members Speak Up for Clean Water, Safe Communities

Yesterday, Representatives Raul Grijalva (AZ), Rush Holt (NJ), Colleen Hanabusa (HI) and eleven other members of the House of Representatives wrote to the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), …

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Pebble Mine Even More Disastrous Than First Thought

After months of cold and ice, Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska is beginning to spring to life. With summer will come millions of bright red sockeye salmon returning from the …

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Honoring the River

Everyone knows that mining can be a dirty business, but it turns out that mines are particularly bad news for tribal communities. For more than a century, American Indians and …

Weekly News Roundup – February 22, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Holding BP Accountable: Oil Spill Trial Set to Begin …

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

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 …

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Visiting the Wild Western Arctic Reserve

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), …

Grizzly bear along the Battle River in Alaska

Photo of the Day: Wading with Grizzlies

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 …

Caribou, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Photo of the Day: Caribou Duo

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 …

Humpback whales feeding

Photo of the Day: Feeding Frenzy

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 …

Bearded Seal

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

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 …

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