Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Democrats promise to investigate Zinke if House flips

Lawmakers hoping to take control of key committees are pushing for probes of the Interior Department.<p>Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will face a barrage of congressional inquiries into his business dealings, travels, political activities and relations with industry if Democrats win the House in …

U.S. Politics

Connelly: Cable TV news: Same faces, same topics, ceaseless banality

Why don't Cable TV news programs get out of their studios and out into the country. American would be better off if they did.

Marco Rubio

Tell $SAEX: Stay out of the Arctic Refuge

If SAExploration moves forward with seismic testing, it will be infamous for harming threatened polar bears, undermining the human rights of the …

Human Rights

70% of Americans think the environment is more important than economic growth

<b>Turns out, sustainability isn't about awareness. People get it.</b><p>I don't know about you, but sometimes I think about sustainability and get depressed. …

The Arctic

Alaska Is Ready to Move Beyond Big Oil

Kate TrollYet ‘climate disconnect’ continues—even in the state most impacted by climate change.The post Alaska Is Ready to Move Beyond Big Oil …

Liberal View

True Tales of Adventure to Inspire Your Next Epic Trip

Between the covers of these nine books, the authors cover a lot of ground, from a trek in Australia to a perilous journey in Antarctica.<p>Epic trips …

Thomas Cook

House Theatre’s Borealis doesn’t quite light up the sky

Bennett Fisher’s play has all the amenities except a well-explored point. Borealis is everything we've come to expect a House Theatre of Chicago show …

The Theatre

Free Advice to Wells Fargo’s CEO

How to prevent people from hating you even more<p>Dear Timothy J. Sloan:<p>Hey Tim—can I call you Tim?—howzit goin’? OK, I know the answer to that one: …

Wells Fargo

ExxonMobil gas line agreement with state includes easing of Point Thomson terms

From left to right are Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth, ExxonMobil Alaska Production Manager Darlene Gates, Gov. Bill Walker, BP Vice President of …

Natural Gas

Entertainment and events for week of Sept. 16

Santa Clara Art<p>& Wine Festival<p>This is the 38th festival, and one that the entire family can enjoy. The festival caters to local and regional artists, …

San Francisco

By 1900, no muskoxen were left in Alaska. Their journey back was from Greenland to Nunavak Island, via New Jersey

Leaving cloven hoofprints from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, more than 3,500 muskoxen live in Alaska. All of …

Ice Age

Interior's Ryan Zinke expands hunting on wildlife refuges

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday finalized a rule allowing new or expanded hunting and fishing on 30 national wildlife refuges.<p>The Interior …

Forests

5 Recommendations to Speed Infrastructure Permitting Without Gutting Environmental Review

There is significant bipartisan agreement that the need to fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure is critical. However, the environmental review …

Pesticides

Tiny Alaska village experiences a tourism boom focused on polar bears

Polar bears congregate around a bowhead whale carcass on the beach in Kaktovik, Alaska on Sept 7, 2012. (Loren Holmes / Anchorage Daily News)A tiny …

Polar Bears

Business Highlights

Amazon is 2nd US company to reach $1 trillion market value<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has become the second publicly traded company to be worth $1 …

Business (New Zealand)

Follow a Young Plover as It Heads South for the Winter

<i>This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of the National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations</i> …

Birds

In “It Happened Like This,” a young woman finds adulthood by way of Alaska’s wild places

<b>It Happened Like This: A Life in Alaska</b><p><i>By Adrienne Lindholm. Mountaineers Books, 2018. 208 pages. $16.95 paperback.</i><p>Many, perhaps most, Alaskans …

National Parks

Seismic testing in ANWR will have major impacts

Oil drilling in the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was authorized under the 2017 Tax Reform Bill, which passed with assurances that …

The Arctic

Washington's fall agenda: EPA to focus on new power plant, water rules

<i>Congress and the White House are facing a number of important issues this fall. But the clock is ticking with the November midterms looming and the</i> …

Scott Pruitt

The Melting Arctic Is a Real-Time Horror Story — Why Doesn’t Anyone Care?

Last week, scientists learned that 40-foot piles of compacted sea ice — some of the oldest and most durable clusters in the Arctic — are breaking …

Foreign Policy

GOP's Top Climate Champion Defeats Conspiracy Theorist In Florida House Primary

But can Rep. Carlos Curbelo survive a possible blue wave in a swing district?<p>The Miami-area U.S. House district Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo represents routinely floods as sea levels surge through the porous limestone bedrock on which the sprawling city, considered one of the world’s most …

Florida

Don’t rush into harming the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Aug. 22 The Energy 202 article “Arctic oil plan moves forward despite agency’s concerns” [PowerPost] shed light on Congress’s and the administration’s truly egregious efforts to industrialize the iconic Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. These efforts began with language slipped into …

Opinion

The Favor Factory

Introduction and summary<p>On August 3, 2017, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke spent his afternoon and evening with David Lesar, the chairman of oil …

Liberal View

President Trump is sacrificing our public lands legacy

From reversing mitigation policies to opening our public lands to oil and gas drilling, the insults keep mounting.

Donald Trump

IHS Markit: Alaska North Slope a super basin ready for resurgence; production to grow 40% in 8 years

The Alaska North Slope (ANS) Basin—a prolific source of US oil production previously limited by a number of barriers to entry including cost and …

Oil & Gas Industry

Bill de Blasio Displays Banner with Trump Slogan at Speaking Engagement

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio stood in front of a "Promises Made, Promises Kept" sign at a school groundbreaking on Monday, which is a slogan that …

Donald Trump

Women of Color Lead and Engage More Than 250 Activists in Defense of the Arctic

Momentum is building in the Pacific Northwest. While the Trump administration has remained bullheaded in their attempts to appease the fossil fuel …

Women of Color

Research firm dubs Alaska’s North Slope a ‘super basin,’ with oil production poised to surge

Aerial view of Tinmiaq 7, the first well drilled at ConocoPhillips’ Willow prospect during the 2018 exploration season. (Judy Patrick / …

Oil & Gas Industry

Zinke blamed “environmental terrorists” for wildfires. Here’s the crazy backstory that led to that.

Chip Somodevilla/Getty<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p><i>This story was originally published by</i> Grist<i>.</i> <i>It appears here</i> …

Forests

Carol Hafner has never been to Alaska, but she could make history as the state’s first female congresswoman

Carol Hafner’s longshot bid for Congress has the potential to make her Alaska’s first female U.S. Representative in history.<p>There’s one catch: Hafner …

Women's News