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Big Oil Meets Big Nature in Louisiana

5/3/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

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 >

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

5/2/2010 // By Miles Grant

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. Read more >

NWF in Alaska to Murkowski “Stop Attacking the EPA”

1/22/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation’s Pacific Regional Center in Anchorage has been on the front lines of working to stop Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Dirty Air Act attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more >

Senator Murkowski’s Opportunity to Lead

1/19/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger Senator Murkowski of Alaska has a unique opportunity to lead America’s response to slow climate change and respond to the damage already occurring in her state by working with Senators Graham, Lieberman and Kerry to advance […] Read more >

Two New Threats to Polar Bears & How You Can Help

11/19/2009 // By Miles Grant

We’re learning some alarming new data about just how fast polar bear habitat is melting away in the Arctic Circle. Read more >

Arctic Geese Now Skipping Migration

9/18/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey has found that 30% of Pacific Brant are now wintering over in Alaska. Julia Whitty at Mother Jones reports: Usually Brant stream south along the Pacific flyway each fall. They’re a familiar […] Read more >

Obstructing Action from Global Warming’s Ground Zero

9/18/2009 // By Miles Grant

Alaska has been called the poster state for global warming. Winter temperatures have already risen 6 degrees. Sea ice that protects coastal villages from winter storms forms a week later than it used to. Forests are under siege from wildfires […] Read more >

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

8/14/2009 // By Julia Marden

If I gave you a panther, a polar bear and a bar-tailed godwit, and gave you 30 seconds to figure out which animal is not like the other, you could come up with a million different answers, right? Okay, actually […] Read more >

Bird Travels 8,000 Miles — One Way!

8/12/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Some birds give new definition to the term “migration.” RedOrbit.com reports: “A bar-tailed godwit, a bird banded near Victoria, Australia, was found more than 8,000 miles away in the western Arctic area of Alaska, wildlife experts said. While tagged birds […] Read more >

Dirty Politics for Dirty Fuels

8/8/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

(as published in National Wildlife Federation’s National Wildlife, Aug/Sept. 2009) Many of you wrote letters and placed phone calls to your members of Congress in support of the American Clean Energy and Security Act to protect wildlife from global warming, […] Read more >