The beluga whales of Cook Inlet have dwindled in population from around 1,300 in the early 1980s to around 300 today. They're genetically and behaviorally unique based on where they live, but their people-populated
Shoreline of Round Island, Alaska covered with sunbathing Walruses. Image via: Getty Images.
Polar bears and penguins both have gained notoriety as the helpless victims of climate change. Penguins even got several movie deals out of it. This summer,
With Palin fresh out of the governor's seat, the Alaskan legislature wasted no time in overturning her veto of stimulus funds for energy efficiency. You may recall that Palin had previously said thanks, but no thanks to allotting
Two weeks ago, Sarah Palin took her thoughts on energy to the American people via the editorial page of the Washington Post. In her guest editorial, "The 'Cap And Tax' Dead End," Palin assured us that our energy
Why stay in a hotel when you can mingle with like-minded travelers in an eco-friendly environment? From city centers to the great outdoors, we pick a dozen of the best places in North America for backpackers to lay their heads in sustainable style.
Sure, she wants to open ANWR up for drilling, she's fought to keep endangered species delisted, and she supports the practice of hunting wolves from helicopters--but believe it or not, there are some environmentalists who will be sorry
In a ruling that will shock and dismay environmentalists everywhere, the US Supreme Court decided that the Clean Water Act shouldn't prevent mining companies from dumping their toxic waste into lakes--even with full knowledge
To prevent flooding which is already occurring (and increasing with climate change being blamed) the Yup'ik Eskimo village of Newtok has voted to move all of its 340 residents 9 miles upstream, CNN reports:Due to warming
Aboriginal rangers assessing sea rise level damage in Kowanyama, Australia (Photo: Citt Williams)
In anticipation of December's Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen, over 500 delegates from 80 countries gathered at this week's Indigenous
20 Years After the Massive Oil Spill, What Have We Learned?
As we wrote about last week, today is the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, a sad day indeed. There's a lot of Exxon Valdez coverage on the net today, about the lessons learned
Victims of the Exxon Valdez. Photo: Wikipedia
A Toxic Legacy: Don't Forget, We Need to Prevent the Next One
Naomi Lubick of Nature has a great piece about the Exxon Valdez oil spill. She looks back at what actually happened on March 24th, 1989, and then
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The Coast Used To Be There, Now It's Here, and Next Year It'll Be Over There...
So Arctic ice is slowly disappearing and glaciers are melting down. Not exactly good news for Alaska... But you can add severe erosion to that list of