Alaska

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One Week Left to Be Heard: Save The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Alaskan Arctic is a place most people only dream about. Endless daylight alternates with constant, freezing night. The Northern Lights illuminate wilderness rivers flowing from the Brooks Range to …

99% of Bear Encounters Continued – Some End in Scat

This story and pictures were sent in by Jeffrey Willius in response to an earlier post about Milo (the dog) and my encounters with bear sign and scat.    The story and pictures are …

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

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 …

Alaska Wind Power Project Approved!

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 …

68 Pound Milo's Paw Next to Bear Print

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

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

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Alaska State Government Quietly Wars on Grizzlies

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. …

Stepping Up for Salmon

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Photo Proves Existence of Alaska Lynx, or Possibly Bigfoot

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

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