Editor’s note: Nicole Whittington-Evans is The Wilderness Society’s Alaska Director. In this blog she reflects on the Exxon Valdez oil spill and what it means for Alaska today.
Designated wilderness areas are delightful places to experience the magical unfolding of spring. Wild lands offer magnificent destinations for outdoor recreation – whether it’s hiking, wildlife-watching, climbing, canoeing or snowshoeing.
Drought has dried hydropower production in California, long a U.S. leader in river-driven electricity generation. But solar, wind, natural gas, and planning have kept the lights on.…Read More
With the usual threats of development as well as stretched budgets and resources, the last thing public lands need now are more stressors.
Leaving a Livable World for the Next Generation
When former NASA Scientist James Hansen speaks to audiences about climate change, he invariably brings up his grandchildren. At an age when most retirees are taking time to relax, Hansen is driven to action (and occasionally civil disobedience) by the knowledge that younger generations will bear the brunt of our environmental legacy.…Read More