The answer is, we don’t know yet. But as energy companies increasingly seek to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic, increasing the chances of a catastrophic oil spill, “we don’t know” isn’t good enough. Karla Dutton, Defenders’ Alaska program director, recounts how she found herself at an exciting hands-on marine mammal de-oiling workshop in Seward, Alaska.
Posts Categorized: Alaska
The Obama administration is considering opening the Chukchi Sea to drilling, even though there is still no proven, effective technology to clean up oil spills in sea ice conditions. The threat to polar bears, endangered bowhead whales and other wildlife is huge—please take action today to help us stop this potential disaster in the making!
Check out this week’s wolf news: a video on “Living with Wolves” in Oregon; the Wyoming two-step; wolves go down in Montana; voices of reason from Alaska to Minnesota!
PBS Nature’s “WOLVERINE: Chasing the Phantom” will air Sunday, November 14th at 8pm (be sure to check your local listings). Don’t miss this first-of-its-kind footage of wolverines in the wild!
Authorities in India are blaming dwindling populations of wild owls, at least in part, on the fabulously popular Harry Potter books and films. Owls play an important role in the Harry Potter franchise, serving as companions and messengers for the wizarding world.