National Parks Conservation Association Press Release Federal agencies tasked with protecting America’s national parks, public lands, and waterways did the opposite today by advancing the proposed 210-mile Ambler industrial mining road. The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has consistently fought the proposed road and associated mining district, which threatens Alaska Native communities and the remarkable […]

via Trump Administration Sacrifices Parklands, Wildlife and Alaska Native Ways of Life for Mining Road  — Natural History Wanderings

A review of a newly-released (22 April 2020, on Earth Day) report commissioned by Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans on the state of the Arctic seas published today in the National Post is a must read. It highlights the report’s emphasis that while the changes going on in our northern seas are indeed marked, […]

via New report: Change coming to the Canadian Arctic — but it’s no looming catastrophe — polarbearscience

The worldwide coronavirus lockdown has meant that the MOSAiC research project, which deliberately froze the icebreaker Polarstern into the Arctic Sea ice last fall, will miss taking scientific measurements during several critical weeks of the melt season (one of the main reasons for the project). According to a report in the High North News (28 […]

via Coronavirus shutdown forces research project to miss critical start of Arctic ice melt — polarbearscience

The Sierra Club reports Great news — another major bank has dropped out of the shortsighted, financially foolish plan to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, announced an updated energy policy that rules out financing for new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, including the […]

via America’s Biggest Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Will Not Fund Arctic Refuge Drilling — Natural History Wanderings

Defenders of Wildlife Press Release SENATE AND HOUSE ARCTIC REFUGE WILDERNESS BILLS INTRODUCED Members of Congress Push for Wilderness Two Years After Transmittal WASHINGTON (April 4, 2017) – Today, 40 senators led by Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and a bipartisan group of representatives led by Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick […]

via Bipartisan Support To Protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — Natural History Wanderings

A link to this ‘better than expected’ news was sent by a Moseley resident. It opened an article by Bernadette Demientieff, the executive director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee. According to Wikipedia, the Gwichʼin are an Athabaskan-speaking First Nations people of Canada living in the northwestern part of North America, mostly above the Arctic […]

via Goldman Sachs has agreed to stop funding drilling for oil in the Arctic — ANTIDOTE TO GLOOM

Trump Admin Steps Up Pace On First Oil Lease Sale In Alaskan Arctic, Enviros Cry Foul http://bit.ly/312CIy5 From The Daily Caller Chris White | Energy Reporter The Department of the Interior is fast-tracking plans to sell oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Reuters reported Friday. “That lease sale will happen in 2019,” Joe […]

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News Release Defenders of Wildlife Obama Administration Calls For Protecting Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness designation would prevent oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Refuge’s iconic coastal plain Washington­­­­ (January 25, 2014) –– The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has recommended that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s 1.5 million-acre coastal plain be designated […]

via Obama Calls For Protecting Arctic Nat. Wildlife Refuge — Natural History Wanderings