Alaska is sometimes thought of as America's last frontier, with the state's rugged mountains covering huge amounts of land, much of it largely untouched by humans. An Alaskin cruise brings passengers alongside wildlife and glaciers with panoramic views from the ship's deck.
The combined effects of technology, development, industry, and tourism continue to shrink the world, and we're losing wild places all the time -- but as humans, we're still drawn to them. As we're forced farther and farther afield "to get away from it all," as they were doing, the risk grows.
With the price of gas trending downward, there's no better time to jump in the car, put the top down, and head out for a drive. Here, we have 10 itineraries for some of the country's most classic road trips.
EPA just concluded a 60-day public comment period, and the vast majority of people asked EPA to protect Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine. NRDC members and activists alone sent over 267,000 petitions to the agency.
Hitchhiking the Northern Rockies "Oil Patch" region yesterday, I was picked up by an old Cree Indian with carny stories of the bygone era of his youth.
No $50 million offer can undo more than 50 years of conservation history. We thank Secretary Jewell and the Interior Department for rejecting the Parnell proposal and upholding the Obama administration's commitment to keep drilling in the Refuge "off the table."
*** Full Disclosure: NOBODY pays me anything to write this column - I'm a masochist! *** Acid Oceans Threaten Billion $ Oyster Biz reports Tim Radfo...
Ugly and Apache walk the on-ramp up to me with their pit bull Molly the Dog on the end of a rope, Molly by far the cleanest.
Fireworks displays, Slip 'N Slides and soft serve ice cream: summer's here. Check out the best seasonal destinations.
I'm in Alaska, where the moose are plentiful and the driving is somewhat stop and go. Once stopped, there's not a lot you can do but gape at the sight of the moose (they're huge) and snap some pictures (assuming your camera is primed). But later, there's time for reflection on the lessons learned from moose.
The signing of these bills into law is the closest any state has come to seceding. One resolution went so far as to urge the federal government to "recede." We have officially adopted laws asserting autonomy and authority over the union of which we are a part, to which we pledge allegiance to.
Record-Breaking Heat Wave In Alaska follows record-breaking cold spring in some parts there, reports Andrew Freedman at Climate Central, and increases...
The trick is to find out where the bears go to eat, and follow them. And where do they go every summer and have for centuries? To the rivers, brooks and creeks where their primary diet, the salmon, are swimming upstream.
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Anyone who has been paying attention knows that bureaucrats throughout the government are routinely abusing their power to advance their ideology and that of the current administration. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the administration's aggressive obstruction of American energy.
(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 17, 2013 edition.) Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebon...