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'An Ecological Abomination': Trump Moves to Open Largest Protected Forest in US to Logging Industry
"This ecologically rich landscape and critical wildlife habitat will be lost forever if industry is allowed to clear-cut our national forest."
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  Caribou graze on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge News
'We Will Not Give Up,' Say Indigenous Groups, as Trump Admin Gets Closer to Fossil Fuel Pillage of Arctic Refuge
Final Environmental Impact Statement for drilling in coastal plain of refuge came on heels of House vote to block drilling in Alaska area
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Then-Interior Department assistant secretary Joe Balash signs directives June 26 in Anchorage revoking decades-old federal public land orders, in the process making more than 1.3 million acres overseen by the Bureau of Land Management eligible for conveyance to the state, Alaska Native corporations, and other uses. News
'Just Another Day in the Kleptocracy': Trump Interior Dept. Official Heads to Fossil Fuel Extraction Company in Apparent Sequel to Alaska Plunder Push
"The revolving door of the Trump Administration continues to spin—and it's wider than ever before."
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With Amazon in Flames, Trump Moves to Open 16.7 Million-Acre Alaskan Rainforest to Corporate Exploitation
"If the planet could talk, it would be screaming in agony or weeping in despair. Maybe both."
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A salmon leaping rapids in Alaska. (Photo: arctic-tern/Getty Images) News
'Gold Over Life, Literally': How Trump Forced Reversal on Mining Project EPA Scientists Warn Could Destroy Alaskan Salmon Ecosystem
"This is one of the world's most beautiful places, with a thriving salmon run, and now we'll get some...gold."
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View of China's military base in the King George island, in Antarctica, on March 13, 2014. News
US Eyeing Militarization of Antarctic as Well as Arctic
Treaty that "has been the cornerstone of governance" for most southerly continent could soon be torn up
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Several wildfires between about 57°N and 70°N News
Satellite Images Ignite Alarm Over 'Unprecedented' Scale and Planet-Heating Emissions of Raging Arctic Wildfires
Carbon dioxide emitted by Arctic fires in June and July, according to one expert, "is getting close to 2017 fossil fuel CO2 emissions of Belgium."
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'We Are in a Climate Emergency, America': Anchorage Hits 90 Degrees for First Time in Recorded History
"This is unprecedented. I tease people that Anchorage is the coolest city in the country—and climatically that is true—but right now we are seeing record heat," said Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz
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A collapsed block of ice-rich permafrost along Drew Point, Alaska. News
'Canary in the Coal Mine': Experts Warn of Climate Tipping Point as Scientists Find Permafrost Thawing 70 Years Ahead of Schedule
"It's very likely that this phenomenon is affecting a much more extensive region."
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A team from the Danish Meteorological Institute travels across the melted sea ice to retrieve equipment. Photograph: Steffen M Olsen/Twitter News
'This Should Scare the Hell Out of You': Photo of Greenland Sled Dog Teams Walking on Melted Water Goes Viral
"This is beautiful the way fiery balls of lava are beautiful: deadly."
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