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Climate, Human Landscape, National Parks, Place

Facing Fear in the Heart of Alaska

Facing Fear in the Heart of Alaska

Filmmaker Christina Stone hikes across melting glaciers and descends into their chasms to confront climate change head on and tell its story in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
by × January 18, 2017 × 0 comments

Climate, Indigenous Peoples, Place

The Newtok post office. Photo by Jon Meyer.

Moses and the Marines

Indigenous Yup'ik Alaskans grapple with the relocation of their town as permafrost thaws and riverbanks erode.
by × May 16, 2016 × 1 comment

Writing Contest

An aerial shot of the Susitna River. Photo by Travis Rummel

Power Struggle: Pushing Back on Alaska’s Susitna Dam Proposal

Sarah Guy, co-winner of our 2015 Emerging Environmental Writers Contest, travels up the Susitna River and learns from an Iditarod racer about a controversial dam project.
by × March 19, 2016 × 3 comments


The Arctic Irony: Protecting Areas We May Never See

The Arctic Irony: Protecting Areas We May Never See

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, huge and undeveloped, represents the kind of wilderness upon which America has defined itself. Its almost 20 million acres are visited by only a few thousand rugged tourists each year. And the Refuge's northern border sits atop billions of barrels of untapped oil. Eliza Cava reports on this tension during a week-long rafting trip down the Firth River.
by × September 15, 2011 × 0 comments