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This is What Climate Change Looks Like in Alaska—Right Now

Blog Post | October 3, 2018 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Assistant
In Utqiaġvik, Alaska, the northernmost community in the United States, last winter’s temperatures were so warm that algorithms in weather monitoring stations were flagging them as false. Biologist Craig...

This Chinese “Environmental Grandma” Fights Rampant River Pollution

Blog Post | November 30, 2017 | Deng Ping, China Program Consultant
Last year, I accompanied Yun Jianli on a surprise visit to a wastewater treatment plant in her hometown Xiangyang in Hubei Province. We were investigating river pollution and asked...

Stop Trump's Attack on Alaska Salmon Rivers

Campaign | September 20, 2017 | Domenique Zuber
President Trump and his fossil fuel buddy Scott Pruitt at the EPA are teaming up to destroy the world’s most productive salmon ecosystem in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Despite decades...

Trump Administration Is Gearing Up to Destroy Alaska Wild Salmon

Blog Post | September 20, 2017 | Sue Libenson, Senior Arctic Program Officer
It’s almost hard to fathom unless you’ve seen it in person. Black ribbons of salmon—wild, Alaska salmon—running up clear rivers through spectacular, unspoiled country as far as you can see....

FIELD UPDATE: Big Decision on Toxic Oil

Blog Post | July 6, 2017 | Kevin Harun, Arctic Program Director
Good news this afternoon in London: The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) marine environment protection committee just approved our coalition’s proposal to deal with the issue of dangerous heavy fuel...

Switch to Cleaner Fuels Could Lower Risk for Arctic Shipping

Press Release | April 18, 2017
Washington D.C., April 18th, 2017:- A report published today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Alternatives to heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic: Economic and environmental...