Shell's ongoing oil spill battle in the North Sea is disturbing, but it is made even more disturbing given that Shell recently received conditional approval to move forward with dangerous drilling plans in Alaska's Arctic waters next summer.
On Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska, a coalition of conservation organizations, including The Wilderness Society, is working with partners to undo the damage caused by decades of clearcut logging in the Tongass National Forest—logging that had devastated t
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
We were sitting at the kitchen table of a B&B on Prince of Wales Island a few years ago when the owner – a former logger – looked me straight in the eye and asked about an idea that could improve his future: “Do you think other people want to do this?”
A bill from Rep. Doc Hastings (Wash.) would force unnecessary and costly development in the Bureau of Land Management’s National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (NPRA) for little benefit to the American people.
I have never visited the Tongass National Forest, and there’s probably a good chance that I never will. But like many other silence-evoking places, I find both comfort and pride in knowing it exists today much as it did in the past.