Speaking out and learning from the Kuskokwim

Speaking out and learning from the Kuskokwim

On August 13, the Army Corps of Engineers issued their Record of Decision (ROD) on the Donlin Gold Mine, authorizing the project to move forward despite local concerns. In a press release, Mary Matthias, the Natural Resources Director for the Orutsaramiut Native...
How can you speak out for the Refuge?

How can you speak out for the Refuge?

The scoping period for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for leasing the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ended on June 19. Scoping was the first step in public engagement required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)....
Cracking the Landscape: Birds and the Ambler Road

Cracking the Landscape: Birds and the Ambler Road

Like a small crack in a windshield, a road to the Ambler Mining District could send consequences throughout the vast tracts of intact wildland this proposed 211-mile industrial intrusion would traverse. For a glimpse at the potential ramifications on wildlife, we need look no further than birds.

Roles of Movement

Roles of Movement

Fairbanks has been a flourish of grassroots activity since the election. The energy is palpable. I cannot count the number of people asking, “what can I do?” There is an incredibly rooted energy that runs deep within Fairbanks between groups and individuals that have been sharing their energy and emotional capital for years, in some cases decades or generations.

Keep It In The Ground

Keep It In The Ground

Over the course of May 2016, protests loosely linked by the #BreakFree and Keep It In The Ground movements rocked 6 continents, mobilizing over 30,000 people in direct action toward a more just and sustainable energy future. Protestors called to stop mining of all remaining fossil fuel reserves and shift to a 100% renewable energy economy. They argued for an end to oil and gas leases on public lands, in order to begin the transition away from fossil-based fuels and lay the groundwork for sustainable and socially just economies.

Fight for the Land, but Enjoy it, Too

Fight for the Land, but Enjoy it, Too

It was a blustery day on the airstrip at Kaktovik.   The sudden gusts made you stiffen, turn your back from the sprawling sea of ice, and reach deep into your pockets for warmth. There stood the famed renegade, Edward Abbey, in a frozen stance, waiting for the morning plane. He had just floated the Kongakut River…