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Staghorn coral (center) on healthy patch reef

A Non-Hotspot Approach to Choosing Where to Help Wildlife

1/7/2011 // By John Kostyack

Maybe looking to your constituents on what resources they value most, rather than identifying biodiversity hotspots, is the way to choose conservation priorities.

Letter from a Grateful Caribou: Thank You, Presidents Eisenhower and Carter!

12/8/2010 // By Helen Chmura

Dear Presidents Eisenhower and Carter, I am a caribou from the Alaska Refuge. You didn’t hear from us much when the Refuge was created and enlarged (we caribou are not born lobbyists), but on the 50th birthday of the Arctic …

Polar bear

Marking a Milestone for a Special Place

11/30/2010 // By Mark Wexler

ON DECEMBER 6, the United States will celebrate a conservation milestone. Fifty years ago on that date, for the first time in the nation’s history, U.S. authorities gave federal protection to an entire ecosystem. Located in northeastern Alaska, the place …

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.

Top 3 Reasons to Support ACES

6/26/2009 // By Julia Marden

TODAY’s THE DAY! Within hours, Congress is expected to vote on legislation to confront the single greatest threat to America’s wildlife and natural resources. Please make sure your representative will help pass this groundbreaking legislation today. Here are the top 3 reasons …

For People and Wildlife, There’s Only One Answer to Secure Our Energy Future

9/14/2008 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

In the coming days, Congress begins voting on a new set of energy bills that if passed will be detrimental for wildlife and the natural resources we all depend on. The new package of energy legislation under consideration has come …

Enough Already With All the Fossil Foolery

7/17/2008 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

New Offshore Drilling Won’t Dig Us Out of the Hole So, big oil and friends are at it again: doing what they can to keep us hooked on fossil fuels for as long as possible. President Bush’s announcement on Monday …

Senate Energy Bill: Final Week (?)

6/18/2007 // By Alisha Fowler

The Senate begins its second week debating the energy bill. This bill has tremendous implications for global warming and wildlife. With a handful of votes this week, the Senate could begin to put us on the necessary path of reducing …

Arctic Safe and Sound?

11/30/2006 // By Jackie Feinberg

It looks like even our favorite Hulk-tie-wearing Senator has acknowledged that opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling will become even more difficult with the newly elected Democratic majority… ANWR’s future is fuzzy in light of new majority …

Will U.S. Run Amuck on Teshekpuk?

8/25/2006 // By Jackie Feinberg

Even after all the troubles with the BP pipeline in Alaska this past month, the Bush administration is not slowing down its drill, drill, drill mentality when it comes to the Arctic’s wild lands. Up next on the chopping block? …