Alaska

The Upside-Down, Post-Deepwater Horizon World

Historically, environmental disasters have tended to prompt introspection, learning and some level of commitment to do a better job in the future. When an oil blowout blackened the waters near …

Exxon Valdez cleanup (via Flickr's JimBrickett)

The Exxon Valdez Disaster, Now In Its 22nd Year

It was 22 years ago today that, with a captain who’d been drinking and an exhausted mate at the wheel, the Exxon Valdez hit a reef in Alaska’s Prince William …

Picture from ARLIS Reference/flickr

Representative Barton Defends Big Oil Yet Again

In an interview with ABC this week, Representative Barton – you may recall him as the man who apologized to BP after they spilled millions of gallons of oil into …

Polar bear

Amazing Video: Up Close and Personal with Polar Bears

CBS News’ 60 Minutes last night highlighted the work of John Downer, a British filmmaker who’s using his innovative techniques to capture breathtaking pictures of polar bears. Be sure to …

Jewelers Value Wildlife Over Gold

Two foreign corporations propose building the largest gold and copper mine in North America (ironically named the Pebble Mine) in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Recognizing that a mine …

Polar bear

International Polar Bear Day: 13 Things You May Not Know about Polar Bears

In honor of International Polar Bear Day, which falls each year on February 27th, here are a few things about the celebrated bruin that may amaze and amuse you: The …

Alaska Brown Bear on Admiralty Island by April Carpenter

President’s Day: How Animals Lead

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 …

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

Pacific Walruses Deserve Federal Protection, Stuck In Endangered Species Limbo

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 …

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

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 …

Polar Bear

Protect the Arctic Refuge for Good!

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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