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The waves at Porto Covo, west coast of Portugal. Photo credit:  Alvesgaspar

We Must Care for the Oceans

2/7/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

Six decades ago, Rachel Carson wrote about the “bewildering abundance” of life found in the surface waters of the seas. While conducting her studies, she discovered that some fish migratory patterns were changing. She was the first scientist to suggest […] Read more >

Mr. Polar Bear Goes to Washington

11/22/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

Washington, DC got a rare sight this week — Arctic wildlife walking through our nation’s capitol.  If you were stuck in construction traffic on Constitution Avenue you may have caught sight of an Arctic Tern, a sandpiper, and yes, even […] Read more >

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Polar Bear Update: No Good News for Bears in 2011 [video]

10/18/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

After a summer where record fires, floods, rains and droughts dominated the news, polar bears and the Arctic have been far from most people’s minds. This does not mean polar bears have had it easy in 2011. In fact, almost […] Read more >

The Canandian Coast Guard ship Amundsen on an ice floe in the Beaufort Sea (photo: flickr/indigo-)

Shell Moves Us One Step Closer to an Arctic Tragedy

8/10/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

The Arctic Ocean is one of the globe’s last wildernesses: often dark, always frigid, and prone to violent storms and drifting ice sheets that make navigation next to impossible.  But despite all of these problems the Obama Administration just gave […] Read more >

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Rowing To The Magnetic North Pole: An Expedition Brought To You By Global Warming

7/30/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

We might think of this as the expedition we hoped we would never see. Around August 1, a rowing  team led by Scottish adventurer Jock Wishart will leave from Resolute Bay in the north of Canada and attempt to row […] Read more >

The Upside-Down, Post-Deepwater Horizon World

4/22/2011 // By Pat Lavin

Historically, environmental disasters have tended to prompt introspection, learning and some level of commitment to do a better job in the future. When an oil blowout blackened the waters near Santa Barbara in 1969, the nation galvanized in its support […] Read more >

Polar Bear Swims Nine Days to Find Ice

2/1/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Yesterday I read a story that broke my heart.  The LA Times reported that researchers have tracked a female polar bear that swam for nine days – nonstop — across the Beaufort Sea, before reaching an ice floe: “In one of the […] Read more >

Polar Bear in Churchill

Polar Bear Tours for Everyone

11/13/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

When I found out that National Wildlife Federation was sending me to the polar bear capital of the world to do some work on polar bears, I was pretty excited. On Thursday, when my plane touched down and I stepped […] Read more >

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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.

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You Can’t Rewind an Oil Spill

5/26/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger You can’t rewind an oil spill but you can put a pause to the next one.  Arctic ocean drilling is a mistake for wildlife. Read more >