(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 […]
Earlier this week, Shell received final approval to drill in the Arctic Ocean – but the fight is far from over. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) has introduced the Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2015 (S. 1794), which aims to prohibit oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean, protecting this amazing ecosystem and the […]
In May, I was lucky enough to join our good friend Ken Leghorn on a recent trip to Pack Creek, located in the Kootznoowoo Wilderness on Admiralty Island. The name “Kootznoowoo” comes from the indigenous people of SE Alaska, the Tlingit, and means the “Bear Fort” or “Fortress of the Bears.” Ken owns and runs […]
On July 16, 2015, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) released the Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2015, a.k.a. S. 1794. This bill would prevent any new or renewed leases for the exploration, development or production of oil, natural gas or any other mineral in the Arctic Ocean.