POLL: Should the Alaska Refuge be opened up for drilling?

When Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was established in the 1960s, the U.S. government had several goals in mind—chief among them protecting the region’s unique wildlife and wilderness. But the region has one extremely contentious asset that has sparked controversy for decades—nearly 10.3 billion barrels of petroleum under the ground. Now, Congress is proposing legislation […]

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Arctic foxes ‘grow’ their own gardens

The underground homes, often a century old, are topped with gardens exploding with lush dune grass, diamond leaf willows, and yellow wildflowers – a flash of color in an otherwise gray landscape. “They’re bright green and everything around them is just brown,” says Brian Person, a wildlife biologist for the North Slope Borough in Barrow, Alaska. “It pops.” He’s talking about arctic fox dens. Person has […]

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Video: Gaupe – Lynx

Lynx at Langedrag WildlifePark, Buskerud County, Norway – There are more than 20 different animal species, including rare wild animals like the wolf, lynx and arctic fox. Visitors can get close contact with most of the animals during feeding time. Gaupe på Langedrag Naturpark, i Buskerud, Norge – Parken har mange forskjellige dyrearter og det […]

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