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Alaska Brown Bear on Admiralty Island by April Carpenter

President’s Day: How Animals Lead

2/16/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

President’s Day weekend was set aside to honor the memory of our first president, George Washington,  celebrating his skillful leadership at the dawn of our history as a nation. Leadership and hierarchies seem to come naturally to humans, helping to […] Read more >

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

Pacific Walruses Deserve Federal Protection, Stuck In Endangered Species Limbo

2/11/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Extinction doesn’t wait, but the Pacific walrus will have to wait to receive federal protection. In a disappointing turn of events, this animal will not be joining its Arctic neighbor, the polar bear, on the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and […] Read more >

Help the Polar Bear: Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Reclassify to Endangered

12/20/2010 // By Helen Chmura

A new study published in Nature indicates that if we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, polar bears have a better chance of avoiding extinction. Take Action for Polar Bears >> Previous studies from the USGS, which examined the effect “business as […] Read more >

Polar Bear

Protect the Arctic Refuge for Good!

10/25/2010 // By Robyn Carmichael

December 6th marks the 50th anniversary of the Arctic Refuge, which polar bears, arctic foxes, migratory birds and other wildlife depend on for their survival.

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Moonrise near Homer Alaska by Doug Kaufman

What They’ve Said: Meditations on Nature

10/21/2010 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Here are some thoughts—bestowed on us by various scholars, sages, theorists, etc. down through the years—that comment on or raise questions about nature, animals, conservation and related topics. Some of these observations are inspirational; many are just perspectives from a […] Read more >

Walruses are one of the Arctic animals that felt the heat in 2011. Photo credit: Peter Hemming

Will Global Warming Doom the Pacific Walrus?

10/14/2010 // By Roger Di Silvestro

I was a little boy when I checked a book called The Son of the Walrus King out of the local public library and fell so in love with its story of a young Pacific walrus’s Arctic travels with his […] Read more >

Walruses Hauling Out to Alaska Shoreline

9/14/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger Thousands of walruses, many of them mothers and calves, have left the shrinking and thinning Chukchi Sea ice for the Alaska shoreline. The packed beaches can lead to tramplings and deaths for the walruses. Read more >

Walruses Forced Ashore By Melting Ice: What’s the Impact?

9/14/2010 // By Miles Grant

Today’s proof of global warming’s continuing impact on people & wildlife: Tens of thousands of walruses have come ashore in northwest Alaska because the sea ice they normally rest on has melted. U.S. government scientists say this massive move to […] Read more >

“When This Is All You Know, How Do You Move On?”

9/6/2010 // By Miles Grant

The Washington Post today has a must-read story on a group of Louisianans who recently visited Cordova & other Alaska communities devastated by the Exxon Valdez disaster: The group from Louisiana – professors, politicians and community leaders – spent a […] Read more >

Alaska Embraces Renewable Energy for Homes, Businesses

8/19/2010 // By Kristin Johnson

Great news from Jim Adams, Regional Executive Director in National Wildlife Federation’s Alaska Regional Center: As part of National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to limit carbon emissions and move America to a clean energy future, we have been working on changing […] Read more >