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Arctic Mirage

Some Alaskan Inupiat Eskimos contend their community's future would be bleak if President Obama's proposal to designate most of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) a wilderness becomes law. Such an official permanent designation,...Show More Summary

Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

Red-shouldered Hawks (Buteo lineatus) are one of my favorite raptors and I am fortunate to have them nesting near my...

A Good Day

Took advantage of the wonderful weather today to take a drive to the coast. The wildlife refuge in Cameron was teeming with birds. In one short drive, I saw snow geese, specklebelly geese, pintails, gadwalls, blue-winged teal, shovelers, coots, rails, gallinules, snipe, roseate spoonbills, snowy egrets, great blue herons, brown and white pelicans, gulls, terns,...

Here's What It Looks Like When 300 Manatees Gather In One Acre

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last week, 300 manatees gathered in Three Sisters Springs on the Crystal River in Florida, enjoying the safety and warmth of the sanctuary. Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge officials closed off the area to human visitors, but shared a few photos from the manatee meetup. Read more...

Huge Manatee Party Shuts Down Refuge

3 weeks agoHumor : Neatorama

(Photo: Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Complex) There ain't no party like a manatee party! When the manatees show up, you know that the party is going to rock all night. And they showed up in numbers at the Three Sisters Springs north of Tampa, Florida on Monday. Show More Summary

Avian ballet now live at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

They circled overhead in a gathering white cloud swirling with energy, then dropped from the sky like large snowflakes, coming to rest on a nearby pond.

Webcam features adorable, orphaned black bear cub

3 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

When two black bear cubs named Mike and Ike lost their mother to a deer hunting accident, they were taken to the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge in Pittstown, N.J. After Ike sadly died over the weekend due to unknown causes, the center along with the website NJ Advance Media thought of a way to bring attention to Mike’s ongoing recovery… A live webcam!

Shawn Regan on What Environmentalists Might Do With the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

The debate over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge reemerged last week as the Obama administrationannounced new protections for the vast, oil-rich Alaskan landscape. The Department of Interior is placing the 30,000 square mile ANWR off-limits...Show More Summary

A mighty pack of 300 manatees keeps taking over a Florida wildlife park

Call your families and tell them you love them because the manatees have started their revolution. On Feb. 3, more than 300 manatees, or sea cows, stormed a spring at the Crystal Rivers National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. In an attempt...Show More Summary

Manatee 'Flash Mob' Closes Down Fla. Springs

When the mercury drops and the tides rise, manatees often infiltrate Three Sisters Springs in Florida's Crystal River Wildlife Refuge to rest up and get warm—and there was such an influx this week that the US Fish and Wildlife Service closed the springs down to swimmers, snorkelers, and kayakers,...

Obama hatred grows tedious

To the editor: The Times prints a letter to the editor from a reader who finds equivalency between the rule of Islamic State and President Obama's action on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Open thread for night owls. Ben Adler: President Obama ignores himself on climate change

Scene from Brooks Range in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Ben Adler at Grist writes Obama ignores Obama on climate change. An excerpt: President Obama is once again contradicting himself on climate change. His new push for offshore...Show More Summary

ANWR Revisited

Critics denounce President Obama's proposed wilderness designation of virtually all of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as a concession to environmental extremists. Just who are these extremists? Turns out that according to...Show More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: Senate fails to fast-track KXL, off-shore drilling plan announced

Part of the Brooks range in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Department of Interior announced this week that its management plan for ANWR, including the petroleum-rich coastal plain, will continue for the next 15 or so years....Show More Summary

Oil And Gas Drilling Could Soon Come To Eastern Seaboard, White House Announces

The proposed opening of federal waters for drilling comes just days after the Obama administration announced plans to protect more than 12 million acres in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The post Oil And Gas Drilling Could Soon Come To Eastern Seaboard, White House Announces appeared first on ThinkProgress.

President Obama Proposes Wilderness Protections for Oil-rich Alaskan Coast

This week, President Barack Obama's administration announced that the Department of the Interior has released a new conservation plan for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) that will designate more than 12 million acres as wilderness, including...

Obama plans to protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge against drilling and exploration

President Obama’s Administration moved to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, widely considered one of the most spectacular and remote areas in the world. The Department of the Interior is releasing a conservation plan for the Refuge that

Obama to add 12.3 million acres to Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The largest wildlife refuge in the United States needs protection from oil & gas development.

America's Wildlife Refuges Belong to All of Us

It's one of our nation's most iconic bastions of pristine wilderness. It supports over 200 arctic species. Its coastal plain is a critical calving ground for the Porcupine caribou herd, which migrates hundreds of miles each year from the Yukon to reach it. Show More Summary

Check Out the Adorable Creatures and Gorgeous Vistas Obama Wants to Protect in Alaska

On Sunday, President Obama announced that he will call on Congress to increase the protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by adding more than 12 million acres of it to the National Wilderness Preservation System—the highest level of conservation protection. Show More Summary

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