At more than 19 million acres, Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the last great tracts of truly wild land left in the United States.
Melyssa Watson, shown below during a 2015 trip to the Arctic Refuge, is The Wilderness Society's Vice President for Conservation.
Climate change is devastating wild lands and the wildlife that thrives inside them, according to findings of a government study.
On the heels of President Obama’s historic recommendation last January to preserve nearly all of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, a record number of U.S.
A 2014 report determined that up to one-quarter of the total land area of national parks is vulnerable to the effects of plan
The region already is experiencing dramatic effects of climate change, with more intense storms, beach erosion, melting permafrost, shifting wildlife habitats and disappearing sea ice.
Three days after a pipeline spilled 105,000 gallons of crude oil in balmy Southern California, the Associated Press reported that “bad” weather was slowing cleanup effo
On May 11, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management conditionally approved Shell’s plans to drill in the Chukchi Sea off the northwestern coast of Alaska, putting sensitive habitat at risk of an oil spill and other dangers.
That document – known as the Comprehensive Conservation Plan – includes a recommendation that Congress designate the fragile coastal plain and other areas of the refuge as wilderness.
View map of proposed wilderness areas below:
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