Alaska

Tell Interior not to sell off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Tell Interior not to sell off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Against economic and ecological reason, officials plan to open the refuge to drilling.
EPA proposal would let states relax coal plant pollution rules
EPA proposal would let states relax coal plant pollution rules
The change could increase contamination from coal ash leaching into groundwater.
How a community-based program aids sexual assault victims
How a community-based program aids sexual assault victims
A new approach to empowering survivors in remote parts of Indian Country.
The Gates of the Arctic, revealed
The Gates of the Arctic, revealed
From charging bears to glacier-carved valleys, photographs capture the real nature of the national park.
Don’t let a road run through it
Don’t let a road run through it
Development in Alaska wilderness would undermine bedrock environmental laws.
How whales converse with the world
How whales converse with the world
Arctic people have been speaking with cetaceans for centuries — and scientists are finally taking note.
A trapped coyote; human waste pollutes Denali; public lands on the runway
A trapped coyote; human waste pollutes Denali; public lands on the runway
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
As Alaska’s waters warm, squid move Northward
As Alaska’s waters warm, squid move Northward
Opalescents are showing up in waters previously considered too cold for them.
In Alaska, wildlands lose out to roads and drill rigs
In Alaska, wildlands lose out to roads and drill rigs
An industry-friendly White House helps Sen. Lisa Murkowski score long-sought gains.
Latest: EPA puts brakes on Pebble Mine proposal
Latest: EPA puts brakes on Pebble Mine proposal
Agency says risks to fisheries and natural resources justify gathering more data.
Interior opens more Western waters to offshore drilling
Interior opens more Western waters to offshore drilling
Officials from both parties ask Secretary Ryan Zinke to reconsider.
Protected lands generate big-time revenue
Protected lands generate big-time revenue
In Alaska, sustainable recreation dollars help advocates for protected areas.
A football team on the edge of the world
A football team on the edge of the world
The Barrow High School Whalers in Alaska are nearly 500 miles away from the nearest opponent.
Alaska is open for drilling
Alaska is open for drilling
The GOP tax bill opens the Arctic to energy development, setting the stage for divisive battles to come.
In the home of the bear
In the home of the bear
In the McNeil River Sanctuary, bears and humans have learned to share the landscape.
A new report finds ‘we have created a new climate’
A new report finds ‘we have created a new climate’
Extreme events are closely linked to human-caused climate change.
Interior Department’s Climate Science Centers persevere
Interior Department’s Climate Science Centers persevere
As other initiatives get cut, these centers could ride out the Trump administration.
The people fighting to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The people fighting to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Under Trump, officials renew their push for American energy independence.
The West grapples with history through its place names
The West grapples with history through its place names
A growing number of places have been renamed to honor their first inhabitants.
Macho moose; thousand-dollar bobcat; lost in Dark Canyon
Macho moose; thousand-dollar bobcat; lost in Dark Canyon
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Interior Department mired in investigations
Interior Department mired in investigations
Democrats vow to press the investigations while Zinke shrugs them off.
Our largest wildlife refuge is also the most vulnerable
Our largest wildlife refuge is also the most vulnerable
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is under threat from the Trump administration.
Senate opens a path to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Senate opens a path to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
However, several more steps would have to happen for drilling to be authorized.
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