Foreign conglomerates would love to develop one of the world's largest open-pit mines—known as Pebble Mine—in the heart of Alaska's wild Bristol Bay region, an area known for the largest salmon runs in the world. But what they don't advertise is that this proposed g
Arctic animals face a new threat that could severely exacerbate habitat stresses caused by climate change. In recent years, oil companies have targeted vulnerable waters in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort seas, hoping to create a new frontier for oil drilling.
Dr. Amy Vedder, senior vice president of conservation at The Wilderness Society, and I recently had this experience in Alaska’s Western Arctic region at a shorebird research field camp organized by the Wildlife Conservation Society.