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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Sleeping With Wolves and Camping in a Boreal Forest: Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada)

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

We were not only going to a private wolf sanctuary, Aventuraid, but also to an animal wilderness park - Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien. The zoo was in a stunning boreal forest, and we looked forward to experiencing a camping, canoeing and hiking adventure.

A Congressional Assault on Earth

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

How are members of Congress celebrating Earth Day this year? Planting trees? Recycling? Passing legislation that will further protect our air, land, water and wildlife for generations? Guess again.

Some Republicans Step Back From GOP Climate Change Wrecking Ball

Rhea Suh | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Rhea Suh

Senate Republican leaders had been eyeing a raft of votes into the wee hours Friday as a chance to put a spike in the heart of President Obama's plan to confront the dangers of climate change.

Put the Pollute-a-Rama to Bed

Rhea Suh | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Rhea Suh

The U.S. Senate is expected to pull an all-nighter on Thursday, potentially voting on more than four dozen budget-related measures by dawn before blowing out of town for a two-week spring break. It's what Beltway types call a "Vote-a-rama."

More Oil Drilling? Let's Cut Consumption Instead

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.29.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Attempting to make good on its "all of the above" energy strategy, the Obama administration recently floated proposals for oil development that have infuriated members of Congress on both coasts, but for very different reasons.

Good News for the Arctic, But...

Michael Brune | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Even though Obama wants climate action to be one of his presidency's chief legacies, he's not yet ready to base his policies on what actually needs to be done. In this case, he has taken two big steps forward with the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and then followed up with an ill-advised step backward on offshore drilling.

'Green News Report' -- January 27, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hits, misses and hype in a not-so-historic Blizzard 2015!; The influenc...

America's Wildlife Refuges Belong to All of Us

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

The Obama administration's recent announcement recommending a wilderness designation for the Arctic Refuge's coastal plain says the administration stands by our nation's legacy of conservation stewardship of important federal lands over short-term economic profits, drilling and destructive development.

Obama plan to block ANWR development draws swift backlash from Alaska leaders

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

President Barack Obama said Sunday that he planned to ask Congress to declare much of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, including its...

For America's Last Frontier, 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act a Chance to Celebrate Wild Alaska

Cindy Shogan | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

The same tug-of-war between development and preservation that led to the passage of the Wilderness Act exists to this day. Every generation of Americans faces moments when we must choose between the pressures of the now and the hopes for the future.

Keeping Our Arctic Wilderness Wild

David Yarnold | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
David Yarnold

Fifty years ago, the battle to create the magnificent Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in far northeastern Alaska inspired Congress to approve America's Wilderness Act, the law that has since protected millions of acres of some of our nation's most iconic and cherished wild places. The Arctic Refuge is, simply put, astonishing.

A 50th Birthday Present for Wilderness Act: Keep Arctic Coastal Plain Wild

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Only about 210 million acres of true wilderness remain in America. Roughly half of those have been protected under the Wilderness Act, but the rest remain vulnerable to the pressures of mining, logging, and especially energy development.

Lt. Governor Candidate Says State Should 'Invade' Arctic Refuge

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Dan Sullivan, the mayor of Anchorage and a Republican primary candidate in the Alaska lieutenant governor's race, has a plan for the much-contested Ar...

Senators Mark Kirk and Maria Cantwell Go on the Offense to Protect the Arctic Refuge

Cindy Shogan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

The Arctic Refuge and its Coastal Plain -- the Refuge's "biological heart" -- are home to polar bears, grizzly bears, wolves, wolverines, muskoxen and more than 130 species of migratory birds.

Open Up ANWR

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline was built more than 30 years ago, and at one time we were getting more than 2 million barrels a day out of it. Now that number has fallen almost 75 percent to about half a million barrels a day.

Climate Recon: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Stacy Bare | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
Stacy Bare

The last two weeks I spent in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with four other military veterans and two volunteer guides from the Sierra Club. The weather was colder, and snowier, than any trip in the 30+ years of combined experience from both guides.

Taking a Stand for Our Arctic Ocean

Cindy Shogan | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green
Cindy Shogan

In June, President Obama said, "we can't just drill our way out of the energy and climate challenge that we face." I am hopeful that the president will heed his own advice, and keep our Arctic Ocean safe from dirty and dangerous oil drilling.

Alaska Officials Continue to Push Dead-end Proposal for Development in the Arctic Refuge

Cindy Shogan | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Cindy Shogan

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."

Seeing Global Warming Through Gray Braasch's Eyes

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

Stories of climate change however, come to us, one at a time, or a few might overlap, but rarely do we get a comprehensive look at once. If you live in New England, or visiting there this summer, you'll have an opportunity to see--varieties of climate change impacts from around the world.

Support for Keystone XL Pipeline 'Zucks,' Facebook Says

OnEarth | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Jessica Camille Aguirre, OnEarth Usually when hordes of people threaten to quit Facebook, it's over an unpopular redesign or a sneaky switch in the...

Bloomberg's Obama Endorsement Brings Candidate's Energy Policy Back in Focus

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Richard Schiffman

While Romney is clearly the first choice of America's fossil fuel industry, Big Oil and Gas have thrived under Obama too, even if he has not given them a totally free reign. 

Americans Say Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for Good

Cindy Shogan | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Cindy Shogan

We agree and are hoping for a bit more to celebrate by the time the year is over when Secretary Salazar recommends Wilderness for the Coastal Plain of the Refuge -- to recognize that the Arctic Refuge should be protected as one of our greatest treasures, as Americans want it to be.

PHOTOS: Brooklyn Decker's Rugged Arctic Adventure

Posted 08.30.2012 | Travel

Brooklyn Decker headed to the Arctic with The Sierra Club earlier this month to spend a week in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The remote are...

Murkowski Offers Obamas Milkshakes In Exchange For Frank Discussion

Fuel Fix | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has invited President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for a milkshake to discuss producing oil in the Arctic National W...

10 Beautiful Places Humans Could Destroy

Michael Klare | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
Michael Klare

There are many good reasons for speeding the development of renewable sources of energy, not the least of which is the threat posed by accelerating climate change. But a look at these threatened habitats might provide another good reason to hasten the introduction of alternatives.