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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 …

Caribou, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Photo of the Day: Caribou Duo

10/2/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Caribou at the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska   Photo by Flickr member tomblandford See more of tomblandford’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! …


Alberta Oil Spill: 924,000 Gallons and Rising

5/31/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

A major oil pipeline spill in Alberta, Canada has dealt another painful blow in the fight against reckless development.

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An Artist’s Take: Tar Sands and Canada’s War on Mother Nature

5/31/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Tar sands development threatens iconic species like gray wolves and caribou, and puts humans in harm’s way. In her new visual essay, Canadian artist Franke James tackles a question that’s being hotly debated on both sides of the border: What are we willing to risk for the sake of oil industry profits?

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 …

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Preserve The Reserve!

5/8/2012 // By Pat Lavin

As noted here recently, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is taking public comment on how it can best manage the Indiana-sized National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (Reserve).  A sportsman twitter storm last week was abuzz with the answer: protect …

"Windmills Not Oil Spills," read the sign of this young opponent to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Image from Bold Nebraska.

Another Keystone XL Vote as Big Oil Flexes Hill Muscle

4/17/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Once again essential legislation is being taken hostage by Big Oil’s backers on Capitol Hill. The vehicle this time is the transportation bill, a massive piece of legislation that aims to invest in infrastructure and stimulate job growth. In forcing another …

Protect Alaska’s Duck Factory!

4/17/2012 // By Pat Lavin
Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

24 Hours to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

2/13/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Congress is at it again–putting the Big Oil agenda before the national interest. In the next 24 hours, the U.S. Senate could vote to greenlight the Keystone XL pipeline project.  A project that President Obama rejected last month. For the …

Wolf pups by Flickr's Ditzywolflady

Wolves to be Poisoned Over Tar Sands in Canada

2/6/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Late last week, internal documents went public showing Canada is fretting over its sullied reputation for unfettered fossil fuel development, while resorting to poisoning wolves rather than fixing the problem. NWF released a paper today showing tar sands, oil and gas development in Canada is contributing …