Alaska

Alaska’s Small Bears Are Still Glorious

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 …

Walrus cows and yearlings on the ice pack

Somebody Stop Me Before I Spill Again!

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 …

Sockeye Salmon

Between a Sockeye and a Hard Rock Mining Place

For hunters, anglers, commercial fishermen and women and Alaska Natives, Bristol Bay is an untouched wilderness, home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon runs. It also supports a rich ecosystem …

Watching Moose in the Evening

Last night a mother moose and calf came wandering by . . . . I felt like I was connected to the whole world.

Photo by Mila Zinkova via Wikimedia Commons.

Why Big Oil is Declaring War on Polar Bears – And How You Can Help Fight Back

It’s happening again – Big Oil is using deceptive tactics to confuse the public about climate science. And this time, the attack threatens polar bears.

New BP Spill, This Time in Alaska

We’re just learning about America’s second big oil spill in just the last month, this time new BP spill in Alaska: BP said on Monday that a pipeline at its …

Alaska brown bear, bristol bay, pebble mine

Imperiled Wilderness: Eight Things You Probably Don’t Know about Alaska’s Bristol Bay

The 40,000-square-mile Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska stretches across pristine tundra and wetlands crisscrossed with rivers that flow into the bay. Up to 40 million sockeye salmon return to …

Latest Murkowski Drill Bill Won’t Protect Arctic Refuge

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has introduced another Arctic Refuge directional drill bill that she claims “should silence any potential controversy over ANWR development.”  Here’s how the controversy would be silenced: Allow …

Shell Oil: More Drilling, Less Regulation!

Shell Oil has proposed to drill ten exploratory wells in the Arctic Ocean in 2012-13, a major expansion of an earlier proposal to drill three wells in 2011.  Citing Shell’s “world-class capabilities” …

Bristol Bay, Alaska

Hard Rock Mines Threaten the Nation’s Waters

Metal prices are on a tear. Both gold and silver prices recently hit all-time highs. While this is good news for investors, it should alarm anyone who cares about clean …

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