New Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in Alaska last week and appeared to make a good impression on Alaskans he met and who listened to him in speeches. Zinke met with Alaska Native leaders to discuss issues like tribal rights and sovereignty and, the next day, spoke to a friendly audience at an Alaska Oil and Gas Association conference.
On June 6, 2017, the US Water Alliance released the most comprehensive briefing paper to date on the connections between water management and vulnerable communities living in America.
Americans often assume that only developing regions in countries like Africa or Asia, struggle with providing clean, reliable drinking water. The high-quality water systems built for most communities in America--which was a monumental engineering and public health achievement--obscures that fact that people in America still face water challenges daily.
As President Trump marked his 100th day in office on Saturday, up to 200,000 people took to the streets of Washington to take part in the People’s Climate March. Sister marches were also held across the country. The protesters decried President Trump’s steps to roll back environmental regulations, appoint climate change deniers as the heads of government agencies, and defund and erase climate change programs and research, including the administration’s move Friday to scrub climate science pages from the EPA’s website. The People’s Climate March began at dawn on Saturday with a water ceremony led by indigenous peoples at the Capitol Reflecting Pool.
Indigenous groups and Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says his country will not rush to make a decision on its policies.
As his whirlwind tour of Alaska begins winding down, the nation's new interior secretary said on Tuesday he would work to give Alaska Natives more opportunities to take over wildlife management and other federal responsibilities.
President Donald Trump's interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, drew cheers from some industrial-minded Alaskans on Wednesday when he pledged to pave the way for new development on the North Slope and reinvigorate the state's oil industry.
St. Lawrence Island tribal groups tried to protect walruses. Now the animal they rely on faces a threat they cannot control.
Interesting article about how the Native Villages of Savoonga and Gambell are bringing back local tradition and practices to try and protect the Walrus from rapidly melting sea ice, including adopting local ordinances that regulate hunting practices and the allowable number of animals that can be taken.
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump's White House wants to sell half of the nation's emergency oil stockpile and open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to drilling as part of plans to balance the budget over the next 10 years, documents by the administration showed.
For the rapidly warming Arctic, where people may be anxious about climate change, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last week had some soothing words.
The Arctic Council, the eight-nation group that the United States chaired until May 11, "has proven to be an indispensable forum in which we can pursue cooperation," Tillerson said in remarks at the organization's ministerial meeting in Fairbanks just over a week ago. "I want to affirm that the United States will continue to be an active member in this council. The opportunity to chair the council has only strengthened our commitment to continuing its work in the future."
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Friday that seeks to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to areas currently off limits, in his administration's latest move to expand domestic energy production.