All Articles on Alaska

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'Incredible Victory': Obama Bans Drilling in Parts of Arctic and Atlantic
Move comes in response to efforts by climate activists urging president to secure environmental protections before new administration takes power
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Leading Rights Groups Launch 'Wave of Litigation' to Protect Abortion Access
ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Center for Reproductive Rights say 'these laws are dangerous, unjust, and unconstitutional—and they will come down'
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DOJ to Spread Poll Monitors Thin Despite Widespread Concerns
2013 gutting of Voting Rights Act means fewer full-access election observers will be stationed at polling places
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From Citizens United to Ranked-Choice Voting: Democracy on the Ballot 2016
'We can no longer allow wealthy special interests to continue to drown out the voices of everyday Americans'
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Endangered Species 'Get Fighting Chance' with Climate Change Ruling
Appeals court says federal agencies may list species as 'threatened' based on climate change projections
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Forced to Reckon with Rising Seas, Alaskan Village Votes on Relocation
"Once you see how vulnerable my community is to sea-level rise and erosion," wrote a Shishmaref youth, "you won't be able to deny that Arctic communities are already feeling the impacts of climate change."
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Are Climate-Related 'Hot Blobs' Spreading and Killing Marine Life Worldwide?
Marine heatwaves have killed whales, birds, sea lions, mangroves, and coral—and research suggests they are increasing as the climate warms
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Why Mining Corporations Love Trade Deals
From the salmon-spawning waters of Alaska to the cloud forests of Ecuador, communities are standing up to mining projects that threaten their health, environment, and livelihoods. But mining corporations are fighting back with a powerful tool buried in trade and investment agreements: the ability...
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Ten Degrees Above Average, Alaska is Having Its Hottest Year Since Records Began
After a spring that was a full ten degrees hotter than normal, the northern state is on track for the most sweltering year on record
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A Monthly Income Just for Being Human, and Other Sensible Ideas
Economist Guy Standing explains why Switzerland’s just the first of many places looking for a solution to rising inequality.
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