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NO, it is Not a “Flat, White Nothingness.”

A guest post by Subhankar Banerjee, photographer and author of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land NO, it is not a “flat, white nothingness.” Imagine a land …

We Are Part of a Larger Natural World

A guest post by Laurie Hoyle, Santa Barbara, CA In summer 1990, I backpacked about 55 miles in the Arctic Refuge starting from the Canning River, cutting through the Sadlerochit …

Leave the Arctic Refuge Alone

A guest post by Maggie Sharp, San Francisco I recently returned from a 10-day float down the beautiful Kongakut River. Our trip gave us plenty of time to hike in …

Some Places Should Be Left Unspoiled

A guest post by Scott Freeman, Biological Sciences Technician I’m back in town after a busy and interesting 2 months working in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It’s an amazing …

Top Spy Says Why Arctic is not Worth the Try

The hawkish former CIA Director James Woolsey may not fit the mold of your stereotypical environmentalist. But he’s come out against Arctic drilling, arguing as other national security advocates have, …

On My Way to the Arctic Refuge

A guest post by Greg Scott, Evergreen, CO As I plan for my fourth solo backpacking trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, both excitement and apprehension abound. I’ve never …

Katrina

Our hearts go out to the millions of American affected by the tragedy unfolding in Katrina’s wake. As the President stated yesterday, America is a strong, resilient nation, and although …

Oily Math

Drilling backers claim that deciding the fate of the Arctic Refuge as part of the massive federal budget bill is appropriate, in part, because leasing the area will generate new …

Senator Collins: “You Can Count on My Vote”

A guest post by Erica Heuer of Being Caribou. Being Caribou is a few things: Two people (Karsten Heuer and his wife, Leanne Allison) who migrated on foot for 5 …

Let’s Win This One for the Gipper

I was heartened by a report in Wednesday’s Toronto Globe and Mail that Canada’s Prime Minister Paul Martin won’t sit idly by and wait for the U.S. Congress to pass …

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