Petition: Arctic Animals Movement Patterns Shifting Due to Climate Change

Petition: Arctic Animals Movement Patterns Shifting Due to Climate Change

A study funded by NASA has recently determined that wildlife in the Arctic are responding to climate change in different ways. This has researchers worried that entire ecosystems could be disrupted. “The Arctic is showing more extreme indications of climate change,” said study co-author Gil Bohrer. The team analyzed data from the Arctic Animal Movement […]

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POLL: Should the Trump Administration be allowed to auction leases in the Arctic refuge to the oil and gas industry?

POLL: Should the Trump Administration be allowed to auction leases in the Arctic refuge to the oil and gas industry?

In a last-ditch attempt to make good on promises to the oil and gas industry, the Trump administration is rushing to formalize plans to drill for oil in the Arctic national wildlife refuge before Joe Biden takes office. On Tuesday, the Bureau of Land Management initiated the process with a formal “call for nominations”, inviting […]

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Seismic Oil and Gas Exploration Will Scar the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Seismic Oil and Gas Exploration Will Scar the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

WASHINGTON – “The Arctic Refuge still carries scars from seismic testing conducted in a limited area more than 30 years ago,” said Natalie Dawson, executive director at Audubon Alaska. “This poses a serious threat to polar bears and other important species during their most vulnerable time of year in the Refuge.” Today, the Bureau of […]

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With the help of an app, Nunavut hunters document the changing Arctic

With the help of an app, Nunavut hunters document the changing Arctic

It’s fall in Nunavut, Canada, and Richard Kakk is hunting caribou. Snow that started in September has placed him in a landscape of white, broken only by the ice-crusted slate blue of the Gulf of Boothia to the west, the patches of exposed black rock in the rolling hills to the east, and the brown […]

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Killing nearly 500 wolves in a year failed to protect endangered caribou – study

Killing nearly 500 wolves in a year failed to protect endangered caribou – study

With their ability to glide silently through snow drifts and vanish into forests, mountain caribou have been called the grey ghosts of western Canada’s alpine region. But in recent years, a steep drop in their population has raised fears the knobby-kneed ungulates may disappear forever. The rapid decline of mountain caribou has alarmed both biologists […]

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According to a new study – there’s simply no proof that wolf culls – aimed at saving western Canada’s endangered mountain caribou – are working.

According to a new study – there’s simply no proof that wolf culls – aimed at saving western Canada’s endangered mountain caribou – are working.

New research by a team of biologists, seems to support critics who have long argued that wolves are being sacrificed unnecessarily in efforts to save mountain caribou in British Columbia and Alberta from the growing threat of extinction. Since the 80s, authorities in the two provinces (Canada’s westernmost) have been conducting “culls” which have probably […]

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Conservationists criticize Quebec plan to protect caribou by killing wolves

Conservationists criticize Quebec plan to protect caribou by killing wolves

MONTREAL — A Quebec government plan that involves shooting wolves if they get too close to an endangered caribou herd is drawing criticism from environmentalists. Trained shooters would be sent by helicopter if a wolf is found to be threatening the Charlevoix herd, whose numbers have declined to about 30 animals. Rachel Plotkin of the […]

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