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A cub shadowboxes in preparation for his showdown with foreign mining companies

Bears and People Vote Against Mine–Foreign Mining Giants Prepare to Ignore Them

10/20/2011 // By Jim Adams

Tuesday night, voters in Bristol Bay passed a borough initiative banning any mining project of 640 acres or more that adversely affects salmon streams in the borough. The vote was aimed directly at a proposal by two foreign mining companies–Anglo American …

Alaska Wind Power Project Approved!

10/13/2011 // By Pat Lavin

The state of Alaska has given the green light to a new 17.6 megawatt wind farm on Fire Island, located a few miles offshore of Anchorage. The long-debated project benefitted from federal stimulus dollars and state support, as well as …

68 Pound Milo's Paw Next to Bear Print

99% of Bear Encounters Take Place Without You Ever Knowing the Bear Was There

10/13/2011 // By Jim Adams

NWF’s Pacific Regional Director Jim Adams (and his dog Milo) explore bear country in Alaska.

Grizzly Bear

Alaska State Government Quietly Wars on Grizzlies

10/5/2011 // By Jim Adams

For the past 30 years, the state of Alaska has worked to reduce bear and wolf populations in the hope it will lead to more moose and caribou to hunt. The war on wolves has gotten the most attention, but …

Stepping Up for Salmon

9/28/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Living in Seattle, the critical role that wild Alaskan salmon play in our state’s culture and economy is clear. Salmon are a staple of our regional cuisine and the source of thousands of jobs. But these benefits reach far beyond …

Over 1,000 Pounds of Pumpkin and 6 Pounds (approximate figure only) of Nachos

9/13/2011 // By Jim Adams

The Alaska State Fair is tiny compared to the Iowa State Fair that I grew up attending.   Happily, it is plenty big enough to eat yourself sick on funnel cakes, nachos and bright yellow cheese, cream puffs, and corn dogs. It …

A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Beaufort Sea coast in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (photo: Susanne Miller/USFWS)

Help Stop Big Oil’s Arctic Assault

9/12/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Speak up today for the future of ringed seals and other cherished Arctic wildlife. Remember the days when Big Tobacco insisted their product was safe? For a long time, people bought in: doctors lit up, mothers smoked around their kids …

Photo Proves Existence of Alaska Lynx, or Possibly Bigfoot

9/7/2011 // By Jim Adams

We began to worry that it was a stuffed lynx set out as a practical joke.

Alaska’s Small Bears Are Still Glorious

8/26/2011 // By Jim Adams

A friend told me a story last night about the Klondike, a great overnight relay running race from Skagway, Alaska to White Horse, Canada.  A runner from an opposing team was chugging along around six in the morning when a …

Walrus cows and yearlings on the ice pack

Somebody Stop Me Before I Spill Again!

8/15/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Last week we wrote about the danger posed by Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska. Well, now comes the “told you so” moment. From the Associated Press: The British government warned Monday that several hundred …