You can be vegan anywhere – even Alaska

Eccorazzi

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.

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.

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The 2012 Mugs Stump Award Offers Grants to Climbers

Wend Magazine

According to the press release: “ Mugs Stump was one of North America’s most prolific and imaginative climbers until his death in a crevasse fall in Alaska in May 1992.

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Decoy: Cabernet Sauvignon (2016)

10,000 Birds

Eventually, the name came to be attached to another kind of game hunting device with which we’re more familiar today: life-sized wooden carvings of waterfowl floated on water to fool birds into landing within range of nearby hunters lying in wait.

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Open Season on Bald Eagles

10,000 Birds

There was a bounty on them in Alaska from 1917 until 1952—up to $2 a head! Bald Eagles will provide a sporting challenge for hunters. Hunters don’t even need to use decoys. We need to give hunters new opportunities and new species to hunt.

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Observations of Climate Change from Indigenous Alaskans

Celsias

Personal interviews with Alaska Natives in the Yukon River Basin provide unique insights on climate change and its impacts, helping develop adaptation strategies for these local communities. The USGS coordinated interviews with Yup'ik hunters and elders in the villages of St.

Gray Jay Perisoreus canadensis

10,000 Birds

Gray Jays have long been more than willing to scarf down the offal that remains when hunters process a carcass so it is little wonder that they have adapted their foraging habits to include whatever scraps picnickers are willing to share.

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ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public.

10,000 Birds

Kills in Canada, Alaska and Mexico are not included in the count. Nationwide, wildlife watchers now outspend hunters 6 to 1. Giving a few hundred hunters something else to shoot, in my opinion, cannot be worth the blowback from tens of thousands of people who are willing to travel and spend just to watch the birds fly over. I’ve received letters and emails from a number of avid hunters who find the concept of shooting cranes repugnant.

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Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus

10,000 Birds

The Ruffed Grouse is a bird of the forests across much of North America, from Alaska and the mountains of the west through Canada, and in the east down through the Appalachians to Georgia.

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Sarah Palin Secretary of Energy or the Interior?

10,000 Birds

With its unique wildlife, unspoiled wilderness, cultural heritage that bespeaks its importance to Alaska Natives and diverse habitats for hundreds of species, it is the crown jewel of the National Wildlife Refuge System and one of the most important protected areas on Earth.

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Top 10 Endangered Marine Mammals in the World

Greentumble

Intentional culling on the coasts of Alaska and Canada has led to their population dropping by nearly 70% between 1977 and 2007. A group of Steller Sea Lions in Alaska. Known for returning every year to the same estuary, Belugas are an easy prey for hunters.

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When Is a Black Bear Actually a Blue Bear?

Nature Conservancy - Science

When European naturalists and hunters first encountered the animal, they pretty much only saw black bears that were black. When A Black Bear is Blue: The Glacier Bear of Southeast Alaska.

2017 113

The Great Turkey Shuffle: How Restoration Has Changed Gobbler Genetics

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ten additional states where wild turkeys weren’t historically native now have introduced turkey populations (The only state that remains turkey-free is Alaska.). Hunters want a diversity of turkeys because it makes hunting more interesting. A wild turkey is released in Wisconsin.

Polar Bear’s Threatened Species Listing Brought To Court Once Again

Eco Friendly Daily

This decision was met with severe scrutiny, especially in Alaska. Polar bears being listed as a threatened species is being appealed by multiple parties, including Alaska, California Cattlemen’s Association and hunters.

A Merganser Trifecta!

10,000 Birds

Red-breasted Mergansers occupy most of Canada and into Alaska for breeding with some of the norther tier of the United States. This is where they are truly effective and amazing hunters.

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Where Have All the Steller Sea Lions Gone?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ghost Hunters: Recovering Lost & Abandoned Fishing Gear Saves Fish. Despite their prowess, the western population of Steller sea lions in Alaska’s western Aleutian Islands is in a steep decline – the population has plummeted by 94% in the last 30 years.

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Nature’s Madness: Taking the Tournament Outdoors

Conservancy Talk

Fun Fact: Did you know that in Alaska the trees depend on salmon ? The largest cat species, fierce hunters, and a pretty face. It’s the first full day of spring and millions will spend it inside watching basketball on TV.

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10 Top National Wildlife Refuges To Explore

Nature Conservancy - Science

In the hills, you can look for bighorn sheep while hiking to petroglyphs made by indigenous hunters. Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Togiak National Wildlife Refuge , Alaska. A greater yellowlegs at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: © Dave Spier.

Carnival of the Blue XLV

10,000 Birds

These Blasts From The Past 2 Book Giveaway Given Away Least Terns Doing Well in Oklahoma Honduras Trip Winner Has Blogged His Trip Should Subsistence Bird Hunters in Alaska Buy Duck Stamps?

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes 2015 Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

10,000 Birds

Note in this 2010 video, birders, birdwatching and kayakers are mentioned, not hunters. Visitors are encouraged to wear hunter orange during hunting seasons for safety. They nest in Alaska’s Copper River Delta and winter almost exclusively in the wetlands of the Willamette Valley—much of which was drained to provide open fields for agriculture and pasture during the 19th century European settlement.” June 9, 2015 – It’s deja vu all over again.

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Rudolph Versus Bambi: A Conservation Dilemma

Nature Conservancy - Science

Theodore Roosevelt hunted them in the Selkirks in 1888 , thirteen years before he became president (he tells the excellent story of that adventure in his book The Wilderness Hunter ). Woodland caribou cling to a precarious existence in the “lower 48″ U.S. states. Photo: D.

Rudolph Versus Bambi: A Conservation Story

Nature Conservancy - Science

Theodore Roosevelt hunted them in the Selkirks in 1888 , thirteen years before he became president (he tells the excellent story of that adventure in his book The Wilderness Hunter ). Woodland caribou cling to a precarious existence in the “lower 48″ U.S. states. Photo: D.

Moose Mayhem

Eco Friendly Daily

These mammals are positively iconic in Alaska. Considering only the island of Newfoundland , where the population was established in 1904 with the introduction of a few animals, about 22,000 moose are taken by hunters each year. Canadians are justly proud of their moose population.

Of “Pizzlies” and Goose Dinners: The Latest Research on Polar Bears

Nature Conservancy - Science

But there have also been documented cases of the two bears breeding, including four “pizzlies” killed by hunters in recent years. Department of the Interior Secretary Stewart Udall and Alaska Senator E.L. Have polar bears become a “climate change cliche”? Photo: ©Robert M.

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Bufflehead in Flight

10,000 Birds

They breed across Canada and Alaska’s boreal forest near ponds and lakes, using nest holes made by woodpeckers, almost exclusively flickers. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their two indoor cats, Hunter and B.B.

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Spirit Bears, Salmon, and Tar Sands Oil Don't Mix - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

For hundreds of years, the bears have been protected from bounty hunters by the First Nations of British Columbia, who kept their very existence a secret from outsiders. Compass. « Union of Concerned Scientists Report Finds One-Third of US Coal Plants Ripe For Retirement | Main.

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Should I Say 'Climate Change' or 'Global Warming?' — Sightline.

Sightline Daily

Posted by Jim Farrell 03/11/2011 11:13 AM In my new book, The Nature of College: How a New Understanding of Campus Life Can Change the World, I use the term (coined by Hunter Lovins, I think) "global weirding." Skip to content. Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Special Series Word on the Street 71 In a Series Should I Say Climate Change or Global Warming?

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Should I Say 'Climate Change' or 'Global Warming?'

Sightline Daily

Posted by Jim Farrell 03/11/2011 11:13 AM In my new book, The Nature of College: How a New Understanding of Campus Life Can Change the World, I use the term (coined by Hunter Lovins, I think) "global weirding." Skip to content. Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Special Series Word on the Street 71 In a Series Should I Say Climate Change or Global Warming?

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The Environmental Education Collection

The Green Changemakers

Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence Published in November 1996 (revised 2004, 2009) by NAAEE, Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence provides a set of recommendations for developing and selecting environmental education materials.

To The Next U.S. President: 100 Words for 100 Days

The Green Changemakers

Each year, everyone gets a “Carbon Dividend” check, just like the Alaska Permanent Fund. Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions and Professor of Sustainable Management, Presidio School of Management 1. WorldChanging Team October 29, 2008 9:20 AM The eyes of the world are riveted on the U.S. election. That's understandable: this may well be the most important election in the history of the world's most powerful nation.

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