arctic

Snowy owl. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Sue Ratcliffe

Wildlife Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Encompassing the North Pole and areas of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia, the Arctic ecosystem is a mix of glaciers, tundra, and sea ice — terrain that creates a unique habitat for …

Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by

New Wilderness Act Can Safeguard Arctic Habitat

Today Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced legislation seeking to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain as Wilderness, the highest form of protection that …

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Obama’s Arctic Proposal Would Protect Arctic Foxes

As the Northeast prepares for Arctic-like weather  this week, the Obama administration took a big step toward permanent protection of the incredible Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The Arctic Refuge is …

Peregrine Falcon, Flickr photo by USFWS

Arctic Birds Suffering in A Changing Climate

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 …

10 Things You May Not Know About the Polar Bear

10 Things You May Not Know About Polar Bears

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Visiting the Wild Western Arctic Reserve

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Clock Ticks Down for Arctic Marine Life as Shell Oil…

Sportsmen Come to DC to Protect Arctic Wildlife

VIDEO: Five Voices for Protecting Arctic Wildlife

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 …

credit: Mark Wexler

Petition Asks Discovery Channel to Stand Up for Climate Science

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 …

Alaska Youth for Environmental Action Gather to Address Elected Officials

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, …

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