We're in this together, us and the walruses. But we're the ones who can make this problem better or worse. I can easily imagine the solid ground that I now stand on disappearing, and being forced onto an unfamiliar shore with thousands like me, disoriented, scared, and facing an uncertain future.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Froggy Ice Pop? Fre...
Sometimes there's no better way of taking the pulse of a place than by reading the local weekly, especially for understanding the foibles, predilectio...
In Damien Tremblay's book Yukon Dreams, the attractive aesthetics of remote areas in the Yukon are illustrated and displayed in their full glory, drawing people's attentions to these regions.
We had been on cruises before, but never with an entourage whose ages spanned 77 years. Despite sometimes feeling like I was herding cats, my verdict on this seven day multigenerational Alaska cruise experience is that it was a great way to spend quality travel time with family members of diverse ages and interests.
New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.
Jeff Landfield grew up, like most Millennials, enveloped in the social media bubble. For a self-described life-of-the-party type, he was never one to shy away from cameras or attention, and "filter" isn't exactly part of his vocabulary.
"I think that I feel the most beautiful when I'm fishing. I'll have slime on my face and fish parts -- but when we're picking really hard and getting the fish out of the gear and we're racing against the tide -- to feel something where I get to feel my strength."
The problem with Alaska's economic strategy is that it is based on the economic facts of the past rather than the projections of the future. The choice is not between extracting fish or extracting oil. There are other options.
It takes 18 hours from Kodiak aboard Alaska Marine Highway System's good ship Tustumena to reach our next stop, Chignik on the Alaskan Peninsula - allowing me ample time to get along with the dining-room staff like a house on fire.
President Barack Obama and Governor Jerry Brown have both been pushing the envelope of efforts to bring climate change under control and running up against major ingrown opposition to their efforts.
Last week, President Obama made the most extensive presidential visit to Alaska ever. He hiked on a glacier, met with Native Alaskans, and became the first president ever to visit the Arctic Circle. Throughout, he was calling attention to the real, on-the-ground effects of climate change.
President Obama had some fun this week, and by doing so actually forced the media to tackle a serious subject on his agenda.
Would that President Obama meant what he said when, as he began his symbolic, climate-change-awareness trek to Alaska, he declared: "The time to plead ignorance is surely past."
This week, delegates met in Bonn, Germany, to take steps to create a workable draft for a deal. The hope is that the agreement will show just how much pollution will be cut and exactly how much money rich nations will offer poorer countries to deal with their own growing energy and climate adaptation needs.