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

Cindy Shogan | Posted 09.04.2014 | 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.

PHOTOS: One Of The Rarest Ecosystems On Earth

Posted 07.09.2011 | Green

From the iLCP: One of the rarest ecosystems on Earth, the Tongass rain forest fringes the coastal panhandle of Alaska and covers thousands of islan...

Sometimes the Good Guys Win -- But Slowly

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The temperate rainforests of the Tongass National Forest are a national treasure -- standing intact. Logged, they would become a national disgrace and a fiscal liability.

The Tongass and the Battle for the Last Great Trees

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

The largest national forest in the U.S., the Tongass, will never be seen by most Americans, but it contains the last significany stands of old growth virgin forest in the nation.