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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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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Thousands of snow geese die in Montana after landing on contaminated water

Several thousand snow geese have died after a snowstorm forced large flocks to take refuge in the acidic, metal-laden waters of an old open pit mine in Montana. Mark Thompson, environmental affairs manager for mine company Montana Resources, said witnesses described the pit as like “700 acres of white birds” on 28 November. Along with […]

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