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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, …

Snowy owl

A ‘Blizzard’ of Snowy Owls

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 …

Weekly News Roundup – February 17, 2012

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 …

credit, Susanne Miller/USFWS

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

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 …

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

We Must Care for the Oceans

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 …

Mr. Polar Bear Goes to Washington

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 …

Polar bear

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

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 …

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

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 …

magnetic pole

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

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 …

The Upside-Down, Post-Deepwater Horizon World

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 …

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