As most of you probably remember, this January, behind closed doors, the Port of Seattle agreed to let Shell Oil use Seattle as home base for its Arctic drilling operations – despite Shell’s terrible safety record, the risk of a major Arctic oil spill, and devastating impact it would have on our climate.
Earlier this year, Gwich’in Athabascan David Solomon traveled from remote Copper, Alaska, to snowy Vermont for a series of events dubbed Arctic Week. David is originally from Fort Yukon, Alaska, a Gwich’in village above the Arctic Circle. David, along with photographers Stephen Goreman, Bob Thorpe and Richard Kahn, spoke to a variety of audiences about […]
(This blog first appeared on Huffington Post Green.) Last week, the U.S. Department of the Interior swung the door wide open to drilling in the remote waters of the iconic Arctic Ocean when it announced that it was reaffirming controversial Bush-era leases for the Chukchi Sea – a lease sale referred to as Lease Sale 193.
Everyone who visits the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska wants to know: have you seen evidence of climate change? As if experiencing climate change was like catching a fleeting glimpse of a wolf slipping through the trees.