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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.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
The effects of the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska’s Prince William Sound are still being felt 20 years later. Alaskan citizens impacted by the spill turned their anger into energy to take action and keep this from happening again. We need to do the same for the Gulf Coast and prevent another dirty energy disaster.
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The National Wildlife Federation is one of several conservation organizations sponsoring this new ad: Tell Interior Secretary Ken Salazar: No more oil spills, especially in critical polar bear habitat. Read more >
By Larry J. Schweiger I write this from Venice, Louisiana, a few days after the explosion at British Petroleum’s (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil rig set off a massive oil spill in the Gulf. Looking at the scale of the ecological […] Read more >