Alaska

Moonrise near Homer Alaska by Doug Kaufman

What They’ve Said: Meditations on Nature

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 …

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

Will Global Warming Doom the Pacific Walrus?

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 …

Walruses Hauling Out to Alaska Shoreline

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Alaska Embraces Renewable Energy for Homes, Businesses

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 …

Lessons from Exxon Valdez: Turning Anger to Action

  |   May 27, 2010

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.

You Can’t Rewind an Oil Spill

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.

Big Oil Meets Big Nature in Louisiana

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 …

Reflections on the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and What’s Ahead for the Gulf Coast

Staff in the National Wildlife Federation’s Alaska office observe the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and offer their perspective based on their experiences of the Exxon Valdez after-effects.

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