More than two weeks after an exploratory oil well in Alaska’s Arctic experienced a blowout, spilling spewing gas and drilling mud onto the tundra and forcing workers to flee a potential explosion, the well still hasn’t been brought under control.
The first news from Alaska’s North Slope reads like the beginning of a disaster movie. Oil workers on a drilling rig hit a pocket of gas and quickly evacuate to avoid the hazard of an explosion as gas bursts from the ground.
Despite a glaring lack of scientific information about the Arctic Ocean, or effective technology to address a major oil spill, the Obama administration is following the previous administration’s lead and positioning itself to expand offshore oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Beaufort an
Both teem with wildlife, and the Tongass supports one of the world’s best salmon fisheries, with millions of wild salmon returning to more than 5,500 salmon streams in the region each year. Together, these important renewable natural resources also support the region’s main eco
What do you get when you take the leading voice for sustainable communities, add in youth from Alaska and all over the world, throw in a dash of inside-the-beltway DC policy experience, and bake it all together in a pan the size of the Chugach National Forest?
The Wilderness Society's own JP Leous has hit the road to talk about the importance of protecting our landscapes from the effects of climate change. He is up in Alaska, where he will be speaking on climate-smart conservation at the U