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Arctic Birds Suffering in A Changing Climate

1/27/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

North in the Arctic, there is a mystery unfolding. Populations of birds have entered into a sharp and rapid decline, leaving scientists scrambling to understand just what is happening. As Ed Struzik for Yale’s Environment 360 reports, both the birds […] Read more >

10 Things You May Not Know About the Polar Bear

10 Things You May Not Know About Polar Bears

2/27/2013 // By Suzi Letouze

In celebration of International Polar Bear Day, here are 10 things you may not know about the Arctic’s Great White Bear. For more information on these incredible animals visit NWF.org/polarbears Speak up for the polar bears cubs—tell Congress to move forward on […] Read more >

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Visiting the Wild Western Arctic Reserve

10/18/2012 // By Guest Author

The following is a guest post from Larry Bartlett from Fairbanks, Alaska—he gives a firsthand account of  traveling in the Western Arctic Reserve (also known as the National Petroleum Reserve or NPR-A), the single largest unit of public land in the nation […] Read more >

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Clock Ticks Down for Arctic Marine Life as Shell Oil Rig Heads to Sea

8/24/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

This week a Shell Oil Co. drilling rig, the Kulluk, headed towards the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s northern coast to begin drilling operations.  This flagship effort to open up Arctic waters to drilling has already received the thumbs up from the Obama Administration. I […] Read more >

Sportsmen Come to DC to Protect Arctic Wildlife

VIDEO: Five Voices for Protecting Arctic Wildlife

5/30/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

How does oil and gas drilling in the Arctic affect a farmer in Indiana? What about a sportsman in New Mexico? Last week, a group of five dedicated folks from all across the country made the trek to Washington, DC […] Read more >

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Petition Asks Discovery Channel to Stand Up for Climate Science

5/2/2012 // By Miles Grant

Conservationists have been raving about the amazing images of wildlife surviving in frigid habitats depicted in the Discovery Channel’s Frozen Planet series, but they’ve also noticed something missing – an honest discussion of climate change. While the narration makes reference to […] Read more >

Alaska Youth for Environmental Action Gather to Address Elected Officials

4/30/2012 // By Max Greenberg

Displaying initiative I couldn’t have imagined as a teenager, 24 young activists (ages 13-18) from around Alaska gathered in Juneau last month for the 12th annual Civics and Conservation Summit, sponsored by Alaska Youth for Environmental Action(AYEA, an NWF project). […] Read more >

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A ‘Blizzard’ of Snowy Owls

2/23/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Bird lovers from around the US have been given an opportunity to see a rare guest, the snowy owl. Usually held to the colder northern latitudes, these owls have been driven south by what experts assume is a shortage of lemmings […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – February 17, 2012

2/17/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: RESTORE Act needs support from a distance now February 17 – The longer Congress twiddles its collective thumbs about […] Read more >

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Alaska Well Blowout Still Out of Control While Congress Wants to Drill in Polar Bear Country

2/16/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

Breaking news reports are coming in that an exploratory oil and gas well on Alaska’s North Slope has triggered a blowout that is still out of control. Meanwhile, Congress is pulling out every trick in the bag to open up […] Read more >