(This article originally appeared on the Center for Collaborative Conservation blog. Maggie Massey – pictured, second from right – is the Environmental Justice Coordinator at Alaska Wilderness League based in Anchorage, AK.) Original post written by Matt Luizza, Center for Collaborative Conservation. Two weeks ago marked only the second time I have flown over Alaska’s […]
It was difficult to ignore the excitement surrounding Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States, as seemingly every news outlet – both local and national – spent the entire week covering his visit.
Earlier this week, Shell Oil announced that after seven years of mishaps and $7 billion in lost investment, the oil giant’s Arctic drilling efforts came up dry and the company is putting an end to its Arctic Alaska adventure “for the foreseeable future.”
(This article originally appeared on AlterNet.) Literally named the “tooth-walking sea horse,” walrus are one of our most beloved species. They play a central role in the mythology and folklore of Arctic peoples, and were widely hunted during the 19th and early 20th century by those seeking their blubber, meat and ivory tusks. Later they […]