Alaska

Why bulldoze one of the wildest places on Earth?
Why bulldoze one of the wildest places on Earth?
The Trump administration wants a road built through an Alaska wildlife refuge for medical needs – but commerce may be the real reason.
Marine mammals and turtles rebound after endangered species protections
Marine mammals and turtles rebound after endangered species protections
A new study shows broad recovery but doesn’t dive into the problems that remain.
Update: Feds to open most of Arctic refuge coastal plain to drilling
Update: Feds to open most of Arctic refuge coastal plain to drilling
Despite ecological harm, energy development moves forward in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
How the amount of fish you eat impacts water quality
How the amount of fish you eat impacts water quality
Idaho is updating its standards for water pollutants based on how much fish residents eat.
Field notes from a solo paddle in Alaska’s Inside Passage
Field notes from a solo paddle in Alaska’s Inside Passage
A journalism professor kayaks alone for nearly 1,000 miles, dealing with difficult seas, icebergs, orcas and bears.
'We Don’t Give a Damn How They Do It Outside'
'We Don’t Give a Damn How They Do It Outside'
An Alaska native struggles to "blend in" in the Lower 48.
A mining rush in Canada’s backcountry threatens Alaska salmon
A mining rush in Canada’s backcountry threatens Alaska salmon
Canadian governments back proposals for more than a dozen new mines along salmon-rich rivers that flow to the Alaska coast.
BLM plans for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
BLM plans for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
A controversial proposal for the nation’s biggest chunk of public land aims to allow energy development -- and protect wildlife.
Here come the Super Storms
Here come the Super Storms
A storm on the Alaskan coast last year eerily resembled the recent and devastating Sandy.
Vagabond writer Craig Childs on 20,000 years of wanderlust
Vagabond writer Craig Childs on 20,000 years of wanderlust
The author traces the paths of peoples that have wandered the earth for centuries, from Alaska to the Southwest.
Don't look for the frontier in Alaska
Don't look for the frontier in Alaska
Tourism, sprawl and energy development have made Alaska less wild; now climate change is also altering the North
Living close to the bone in modern Alaska: A review of Bear Down, Bear North
Living close to the bone in modern Alaska: A review of Bear Down, Bear North
The short stories in Melinda Moustakis' book plunge the reader into the challenging world of contemporary Alaskans.
Craig Medred on predator-prey science
Craig Medred on predator-prey science
Both proponents and opponents of predator control claim to have science on their side. But the actual science -- and all of its complexities -- is often lost in the debate.
What was and what is
What was and what is
In Anchorage, Alaska, Inupiaq poet Joan Kane dreams of the uninhabited island where her ancestors lived.
The wild home of hope
Rock Water Wild: An Alaskan Life is Alaska writer Nancy Lord's celebration of her state.
When reverence isn't enough
When reverence isn't enough
Writer and philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore talks about water, family and the sacredness of landscapes.
The Most Cooked-Up Catch
The Most Cooked-Up Catch
Saving fisheries -- and taking the edge off the dangerous derby of the sea.
Pushed to the wall, we can power down
Pushed to the wall, we can power down
Tim Lydon tells how Juneau, Alaska, cut its energy consumption by over 40 percent when its electricity supply was interrupted by avalanches.
A wolf tale that’s all too true
Brian Connelly tells the harrowing story of a family of wolves killed by aerial gunners in Alaska.
Heard around the West
Bears on the ski runs; free land in Alaska; DNA cousins; train versus buffalo in South Dakota; good news, bad news about the weather; digging out of the snow near Ouray.
Getting out of the office, and into hot water
California geology professor Jeff Mount uses river trips as an educational tool
The Latest Bounce
Mining company allowed to dump waste into Alaskan lake; Colorado split-estate bill unravels; Arizona’s Oak Flat may become a copper mine
An honest take on a tough land
Ordinary Wolves, Seth Kantner’s extraordinary debut novel, is the coming-of-age story of a young man on the remote Alaskan tundra
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