Arctic ice loss forces polar bears to use four times as much energy to survive – study

Arctic ice loss forces polar bears to use four times as much energy to survive – study

Polar bears and narwhals are using up to four times as much energy to survive because of major ice loss in the Arctic, according to scientists. Once perfectly evolved for polar life, apex predators are struggling as their habitats shrink and unique adaptations become less suited to an increasingly ice-free Arctic, researchers say. The mammals […]

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Petition: Trump Administration Removes Roadless Protections for Tongass National Forest

Petition: Trump Administration Removes Roadless Protections for Tongass National Forest

TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST, ALASKA — “The Roadless Rule was one of the best protections for a climate resilient forest ecosystem—important for birds, fish, and people, now and into the future,” said Natalie Dawson, executive director, Audubon Alaska. “Removing these protections is shortsighted and irresponsible. And the entire process was done without consultation with local Tribes […]

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‘There’s nowhere like it’: Alaska’s wildlife refuge fears death by drilling

‘There’s nowhere like it’: Alaska’s wildlife refuge fears death by drilling

Biologist George Schaller has traversed the Amazon rainforest, studied lions in the Serengeti and searched for rare antelope in Tibet, but for him nothing quite compares to a vast and little-known wilderness found in the north-eastern reaches of Alaska. Schaller first encountered the region in the 1950s, taking a canoe down the Colville River, a […]

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Federal Government Rolling Back Wildlife Protections to Allow Trophy Hunting on Alaska’s National Preserves and Refuge

Federal Government Rolling Back Wildlife Protections to Allow Trophy Hunting on Alaska’s National Preserves and Refuge

It’s well-known by now that the current administration has been trying to rollback much legislation that protects wildlife and the environment. They’ve been trying to weaken the Endangered Species Act and according to the New York Times, 100 environmental rules have been reversed during the administration. More recently, a former trophy hunting attorney was appointed […]

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