Every day poses new threats to our oceans and beaches. Our ocean and special places must be proactively protected before they are threatened and stem the tide before further damage is done to the ocean’s health.

Extinction is not a new concept. The issue now is from overconsumption, pollution, and habitat destruction brought on by humans causing more species to needlessly become extinct.

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Senator Murkowski’s legislative maneuver puts landmark Roadless Rule at risk

Michael Reinemer

The 2018 Senate Interior Appropriations bill would eliminate protection for roadless areas in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest (our nation’s largest national forest) and the spectacular Chugach National Forest near Anchorage.

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Media memo: Key background about the legislative attack on the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule

Michael Reinemer

TO:            Editorial Writers, Reporters and Columnists                           

FROM:    The Wilderness Society  

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TWS Action Fund Launches Arctic Wildlife Refuge Ad Campaign

Tim Woody

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Arctic drilling acreage reveals the oil sector overreach

Tim Woody

Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s bill to authorize oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge has advanced out of committee and is poised to be attached to the Republican tax package. It will then go before the full Senate for a filibuster-proof vote requiring only a simple 51-vote majority to pass.

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Why Honeycutt is such an alarming choice for EPA’s science advisory panel

Beyond his inexperience, Honeycutt's faulty logic could have a direct effect on science at the EPA.

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How Do You "Go Green"?

How do you GO GREEN?

Recycle paper, glass, and plastics
Use reusable shopping bags
Conserve water (turn off faucet when brushing teeth, short showers, etc)
Bike or walk instead of driving whenever possible

Green Tip of the Week

Green Tips for Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is not only a time for family and friends but also a celebration of the environment and all it provides for us. You can contribute to sustainability by following these tips:

  • Get Active- Get outdoors and work off that second slice of pumpkin pie!
  • Travel light- Consider traveling by train, which produces less carbon than planes or cars.
  • Feast on local, seasonal foods- Buy local. It is important to support local agriculture and the local community.
  • Use natural decorations- Use biodegradable decorations found in nature such as pinecones, gourds, leaves, and acorns.
  • Go meatless-  Most of your Thanksgiving feast is meatless anyway. Why not try some of the countless vegetarian  and vegan  alternatives to classic Thanksgiving recipes?
  • Compost kitchen scraps- Turn your kitchen scraps into something useful instead of throwing them away.