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Eagles and War Relics on Unalaska: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 6

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.20.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

A picture in the tourist brochure shows the Russian Orthodox Cathedral on the Aleutian island of Unalaska with a bald eagle atop the crosses on each dome and a third on the red-tiled roof to the side. But the eagles are avoiding me on my spiritual passage.

Kodiak, Home of Bears and America's Russian Heritage: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.06.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Kodiak Island, 190 miles along the Alaska Peninsula from Homer, is indeed beautiful, carpeted in dark green spruce, with lighter green meadows and hillsides. Snow still streaks its peaks in early June. Not for nothing, is it called Alaska's emerald isle. In fact, the treeless sections resemble parts of Ireland or Scotland.

Humpback Whales and Zip-Line Thrill-Seekers at Icy Strait: Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage on the Looney Front, Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.23.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

We're on a catamaran in Icy Strait off the tip of Chichagof Island in Alaska's Inside Passage, 20 miles from Glacier Bay National Park, looking for whales - and I'm hoping we don't see any since we're guaranteed a $100-rebate on the $179.75 per-person cost if we see none.

Crow Rides On Eagle Like It's No Big Deal

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.14.2015 | Science

Most birds are perfectly capable of flying around on their own, but this crow decided it was time to take a load off. Amateur wildlife photographer...

There Is An Eagle In This Picture

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green

It's time to add "dedicated parent" to the list of a bald eagle's fiercest attributes. This, after images went viral Thursday of an eagle weatherin...

Cruising for Moose in Maine

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.13.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It feels like we're flying all over the state of Maine -- and, at one point, we set down on a whim to taxi over to a village where a man sells us homemade root beer out of a refrigerator on his front porch. The only problem is that, although we swoop and dive, circle and fly, we just can't find any moose.

Yacht Club Worker Rescues Dying Bald Eagle

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.26.2014 | Green

While opening up a fuel dock at the Maryland Yacht Club in Pasadena a maintenance worker discovered a 5-year-old bald eagle fighting for its life. ...

We May Have An Eye On the Eagle, But We Are Not Eagle-Eyed

Steve Zack | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

Most of us love nature, but how we view our relationships and any "role" in nature of course varies. We attempt to be a moral biped, and so we can be conflicted when we confront what we consider immoral behavior in nature. Yet, nature is amoral, not immoral.

10 American Facts You Can Use To Ruin Any July 4 Party

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker & Todd Van Luling | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Just in case you want to be *that* person.

How Well Do You Know Our National Anthem? Take The Quiz!

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.02.2014 | Comedy

How 'Merica are you? Well, put down your apple pie body spray, step away from your bald eagle Oculus Rift simulator and prove it! Pick out the correct...

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part III -- An Interview With Carl LoBue of The Nature Conservancy

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.17.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

I first got to know Carl in August of 2012, shortly after founding Save The Great South Bay. We new that if The Great South Bay was to be saved, it was going to have to be through bringing science to the problem.

Eagles Are Worth Fighting for Today

David Yarnold | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
David Yarnold

We're sick and tired of conservation being used as a wedge issue by cynical politicians to divide Americans and chip away at our great natural heritage -- including our majestic eagles.

We Must Protect Eagles and Expand Wind Power at the Same Time

Frances Beinecke | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Striking a balance between wildlife conservation and wind energy development starts with understanding threats to eagle populations, and how our actions, including operating wind farms, are affecting them.

This Moment Could Have Easily Never Happened

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

This remarkable bird of prey, the bald eagle, was headed the way of so many other species and died out, at the hands of us humans.

A Symbolic Reminder of What's Possible

Carter Roberts | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Carter Roberts

The eagle's recovery inspires us to dream about the possibilities to do equally important work elsewhere on the planet.

West Nile Virus Blamed For Death Of Dozens Of Bald Eagles

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2014 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman Dec 31 (Reuters) - An unprecedented wintertime outbreak of West Nile virus has killed more than two dozen bald eagl...

Maryland Police Find 2 Bald Eagles Shot To Death During Christmas Holidays

The Baltimore Sun | Colin Campbell | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green

Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating the killing of two bald eagles in Montgomery County over the past week. The first was shot with a...

Wind Energy Threat to Birds Is Overblown

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

There's no getting around the fact that we have to wean the world off fossil fuels as soon as possible, and one of the answers, my friend, is blowing in the wind.

The Animals of Alaska, Fifth of a Few Journal Entries; Day 8

Ken White | Posted 12.15.2013 | San Francisco
Ken White

Docked in Haines (by far my favorite of the towns we've seen -- there's something a bit "Bay Area" about this place) we left ship very early and headed off on a flatboat to travel the several forks of the Chilkat River.

Gov. Brown and California Must Lead the Way on Lead Ammunition

Shaye Wolf | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green
Shaye Wolf

Though we've long-known there are no safe levels of lead exposure, it's always taken a law to get the lead out of pretty much anything in this country.

The Amazing Success Story Of Bald Eagle Conservation

Posted 09.15.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jaymi Heimbuch: Bald eagles are making headlines again, as proven by NPR's recent story about the birds' amazing recov...

Lydia O'Connor

Wind Industry Responds To Troubling Report On Eagle Deaths | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

Wind energy proponents are hoping people will look more broadly at the issue and more closely at the reported numbers of a recent U.S. Fish and Wildli...

Great News About Bald Eagles!

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Rex Springston | Posted 09.25.2013 | DC

On the Fourth of July, hundreds of people flopped in chairs and blankets along Shields Lake in Byrd Park to await a fireworks show. The fireworks cam...

LOOK: Feathers Belong To One Proud Bird In One Cool Shot

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green

Here's a wildlife picture that might make you want to salute. On Friday, Imgur user Cpl_Lumpnugs69 posted a breathtaking photo of a bald eagle at ...

PHOTOS: Fighting Eagles Crash Land On Airport Runway

AP | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green

DULUTH, Minn. — Two bald eagles locked together by their talons in a midair battle survived a crash landing onto a runway at a northeastern Minn...