People of the Salmon: Haida Tribe Defends Salmon with Science in Alaska

Nature Conservancy - Science

Members of the Haida tribe are conducting these fish surveys to help get their streams protected under Alaska state law. Nix and Sanderson are members of the Hydaburg Cooperative Association, a federally recognized indigenous tribe found on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska.

You can be vegan anywhere – even Alaska

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We might think of fur-clad hunters when we picture Alaska, but that’s changing. Alaska Dispatch News shares stories of some of it’s vegan residents. Delisa Renideo organizes the Alaska Vegan Society, originally the Alaska Vegetarian Society, in which she estimates that the snowy state is home to thousands of vegans. Katie Henry and her husband put the assumption that it would cost more to be vegan in Alaska to rest in their interview.

Alaska Air to fly 75 commercial flights on fry oil

Green Traveler Guides

A new era in American aviation begins this week, as Alaska Airlines flies the first of 75 commercial passenger flights in the United States powered by biofuel. Alaska Air to fly 75 commercial flights on fry oil is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | Green Travel News |.

World's first airborne wind turbine will be tested in Alaska

Green Blog

A big helium-filled wind-turbine will soon float just south over the city of Fairbanks in Alaska, USA. Altaeros Energies hopes that BAT-Buoyant Airborne Turbine, and similar wind solutions, will play a role in tackling high energy costs in remote regions such as Alaska. “We We are pleased to work with the Alaska Energy Authority and TDX Power to deploy our flexible, low cost power solution for remote communities,” stated Ben Glass, Altaeros Chief Executive Officer.

In a Remote Alaska Rainforest, a Tribe Protects Habitat and Restores Culture

Nature Conservancy - Science

On Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, the restoration of rivers goes hand-in-hand with the restoration of cultural traditions. Hydaburg”s Totem Park. For many years, totem carving and other tribal traditions were banned. A new effort is restoring those traditions–and nearby habitat.

After 100 Year Absence, Wood Bison Set for Alaska Return

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On Sunday, Wood bison will be Read More The post After 100 Year Absence, Wood Bison Set for Alaska Return appeared first on Ecorazzi. It has been over one hundred years, but the largest land mammal in North America is finally making a return to its native home.

North from Alaska: The Surfbirds return to Mexico

10,000 Birds

It seems like it was just a few weeks ago that I was writing about the Surfbirds, and the long trip to their Alaska breeding grounds. Well, they are back. This last week we took a trip over to the Pacific side of the Baja to see who had arrived back from their summer up north.

Even in Alaska

Environmental Economics

Photo credit: Todd Cherry

There is Something Better than Coffee. This is how I Get my Morning Buzz.

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Enlightened Society Family Food Health & Wellness Alaska chef coffee friendship help someone out kindness Morning ritualActs of service to others are one way to empathize with the world and to begin the day with love.

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Alaska to Ban Use of Drones in Hunting

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Alaska is taking a small step towards the protection of wildlife by banning the use of drones in hunting. The northern state’s Department of Law is currently looking into prohibiting Read More The post Alaska to Ban Use of Drones in Hunting appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Nature Photo of the Week: Mountains and Rainbows

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Nature Photo of the Week Photography United States Alaska denali denali national park Flickr National Parks Nature Conservancy Flickr nature image nature photography nature picture With rain, comes rainbows. And with rainbows, comes amazing photographs.

In Synch: Char & Salmon Migrations in Warming Waters

Nature Conservancy - Science

The bottom line: A new study in one Southeast Alaska drainage finds that the migration of predatory char has remained in synch with Pacific salmon that have changed their migration patterns due to a warming climate. Fish Alaska Climate Change Fresh Water Sockeye salmon and char.

Big Gulp: How Often Do Trout and Grayling Eat Mammals?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The paper – by coauthors Peter Lisi, Kale Bentley, Jonathan Armstrong and Daniel Schindler – documents the incidence of rainbow trout and grayling over a 13-year period in the Wood River basin, part of the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska. Fish Alaska Bristol Bay mammals

Journeying to Alaska’s Wild Edges

Conservancy Talk

Alaska’s far north has beckoned explorers from around the world for centuries. Like so many travelers before us, we, too, have studied the Alaska map and wondered. Even after the age of exploration, it remained a mysterious and distant place for many people. Including us.

Binge ‘Til You Burst: Feast & Famine on Alaskan Salmon Rivers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Go fishing in southern Alaska, and you’ll often see dozens of Dolly Varden char stacked in crystal-clear water. There is very, very little to eat in Southeast Alaska streams until the salmon show. Fish Alaska connectivity Juvenile coho salmon fatten up on sockeye eggs.

After the Clearcuts: People and Ecology in an Alaska Rainforest

Nature Conservancy - Science

A black-tailed fawn peers out from forest cover on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. I’m enjoying a halibut sandwich and microbrew in Ketchikan, Alaska, when a group of cruise ship passengers file in, giddy as they recall all the sights they had experienced over the past few days.

Jumping out of my “Beat” today

10,000 Birds

I am actually jumping out of my assigned beat area, to share some photos from my trip to Kodiak Island Alaska. I am sure there is a regulation that requires any article that covers Alaska, must include a Bald Eagle , so here is mine.

Can Cutting Trees Save Wolves?

Nature Conservancy - Science

On Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska , Conservancy scientists are researching whether the harvest of young growth forests could actually benefit wolves – potentially helping to keep them off the Endangered Species list. Photo: © Alaska Department of Fish & Game.

Dead Wood & Migrating Salmon: Restoring a Southeast Alaska Stream

Nature Conservancy - Science

Streams in Southeast Alaska can’t function ecologically without fallen logs. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. By Matt Miller, senior science writer. A neat and tidy stream looks scenic to our eyes, suitable for calendar photos and nature blogs.

Lose the Memory, Lose the Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservation Essay Fish Alaska conservation essay ecological history fisheries fishing Pennsylvania restoration salmon shad North America’s waters once contained mind-boggling numbers of migratory fish. And then… Photo: Ami Vitale. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

Natural Intersection: Understanding and Conserving Alaska’s Estuaries

Nature Conservancy - Science

Native fishermen continue a vibrant tradition as they harvest salmon in Eek Inlet near Hydaburg on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. The article is a helpful tool for planning how to conserve the most biologically rich habitats in regions such as the Tongass of Southeast Alaska.

Climate Change to Impact Fishing and Tourism in the Northwest’s Rainforest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Alaska’s Herbert Glacier. Climate Change Alaska Ecosystem Services rainforest Daniel Cornwall / Flickr. By Justine E. Hausheer, science writer for The Nature Conservancy.

Alaska’s Cleveland Volcano at Orange Alert Level

Sustainability Ninja

Its the alert level just below Code: Red – and its where Alaska’s remote Cleveland Volcano now sits classified. The Alaska Volcano Observatory raided the alert status yesterday, saying that the color label means that the area is “exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption, timeframe uncertain, OR eruption is underway with no or minor volcanic-ash emissions,” according to the observatory. Code Orange.

People of the Salmon: Haida Tribe Defends Salmon with Science in Alaska

Nature Conservancy - Science

Members of the Haida tribe are conducting these fish surveys to help get their streams protected under Alaska state law. Nix and Sanderson are members of the Hydaburg Cooperative Association, a federally recognized indigenous tribe found on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska.

Taking on Big Coal in Alaska

Sierra Club Compass

Sierra Club Organizer Laura Comer of the Beyond Coal Alaska campaign said that with the help of four phone banks that made 1,100 calls, more than 130 people attended to discuss the growing problems the area is facing with Big Coal. And follow Beyond Coal Alaska on Facebook.

"Alaska’s King-Crab Fleet Is Left in Port by Shutdown"

Environmental Economics

It is a shame that the partial government shutdown has some innocent casualties: The nation’s king-crab fishing fleet, prepared to deploy off the coast of southwest Alaska for the start of a season that supplies holiday tables and restaurants around the world, was instead stalled in port on Tuesday by the federal government shutdown. Representative Don Young, a 21-term Republican from Alaska, has been among a group of legislators trying to free up personnel to get the paperwork processed.

Adventures from Sitka to Hoona. ~ Nathaniel Stephens & Daniel Fox

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Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Green Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today Alaska Hoona kayak ocean photography sea sealions Sitka whales The sea lions watched with clear interest as we rescued Debbie and collected ourselves. Wearing a dry suit, she was none the worse for wear and soon we were laughing and reliving the ordeal again and again.

Afloat in Alaska: On a Charging River where the Salmon Run

Conservancy Talk

We are on a 50-passenger jet boat up the Class VI rapids of Devil’s Canyon on the Susitna River in Alaska. Alaska’s healthy fisheries mean local economies thrive on a healthy environment. Alaska’s Susitna River begins with glacial meltwater and flows 313 miles to the sea.

187,000 Square Miles Designated as Polar Bear Critical Habitat in Alaska

Green (Living) Review

At the same time, the Interior Department is also considering whether to allow oil companies to drill for oil in the polar bear’s newly designated critical habitat in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas off Alaska.

Bristol Bay Blog, Part 3: A Future for Salmon?

Nature Conservancy - Science

There is a lot of vilification and name calling, but we wanted to go past that and get the data ,” says Dave Albert, director of conservation science for The Nature Conservancy in Alaska. Will we have wild salmon in 100 years? The answer depends on how we do at places like Bristol Bay.

Gray Whale Baby Boom Hits Alaska

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Read More The post Gray Whale Baby Boom Hits Alaska appeared first on Ecorazzi. Though once endangered, gray whales in the Pacific Ocean are now thriving. Animals Featured News

35,000 Walruses Forced Ashore Linked to Climate Change

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A massive congregation of Pacific walruses are being forced to haul out on a beach in northwest Alaska, thanks to climate change. Read More The post 35,000 Walruses Forced Ashore Linked to Climate Change appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Environment News Top News

Expanding Alaska Offshore Drilling Put On Hold

Eco Friendly Daily

ruled that the impact on the environment was not properly studied in Alaska regarding increased offshore drilling. The three-judge panel decided to shelve the program to find new reserves off the coast of Alaska. Friday, the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C.

Yes, I’m A Married Man & A Vegetarian—No, My Wife Didn’t “Make” Me.

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only Alaska choice locavore meat Michael Pollan Ominivore's Dilemma vegan vegetarianYes, I’m a guy. I’m married, I’m vegetarian and no, my wife didn’t make me stop eating meat.

Report: Alaska Polar Bear Populations Declining

Eco Friendly Daily

Fish and Wildlife Service recently released a report declaring polar bear populations in and around Alaska are declining. In unsurprising news, the U.S. The main areas touched upon in the report were the Beaufort Sea, the Chukchi Sea and the Bering Sea.

Regulating Coal Hazards in Seward, Alaska and Beyond

Sightline Daily

To take just one nearby example, consider the Seward Coal Loading Facility in Alaska, which has plagued its neighbors for years and now faces serious legal actions because of its practices. Seward, Alaska.

10 Fish Conservation Success Stories to Celebrate

Nature Conservancy - Science

Members of the Haida tribe are conducting these fish surveys to help get their streams protected under Alaska state law. In the Bristol Bay watershed, the impact of salmon is everywhere, in literally every living thing. Photo: Chris DeNatale. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

Seventh Annual Conference and Meeting | Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Environmental Economics

Joint Estimation of Revealed and Stated Preference Data from the Alaska Saltwater Sportfishing Economic Survey, John C. Lew, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service. Thursday, March 19, 3:45 – 5:15 Session 4. Non-Market Recreational Welfare Effects of Changes in the Diversity and Abundance of Species. Chair: Trudy Ann Cameron, University of Oregon.

Conoco Reports Christmas Oil Spill In Alaska

Eco Friendly Daily

On December 25, 2008, a corroded water-injection pipeline in the Kuparuk oil field of Conoco broke and let loose approximately 95,000 gallons of oil-laced water. One well was closed after the spill and is still closed today awaiting further repairs.

Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground in Gulf of Alaska

Celsias

A giant offshore drilling rig, the Kulluk ,operated by Royal Dutch Shell PLC, has run aground on an island in the Gulf of Alaska about 250 miles south of Anchorage on New Year’s Eve.