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Alaskan Forest Fires Could Make Climate Change Much Worse

If humans want to limit global warming, we’ll need to drastically reduce our carbon pollution. We might need to do so even faster than our models suggest, because as scientists are now discovering, there’s an additional factor working against us: fire.

Shell Concedes That Oil Drilling Off The Alaskan Coast Is A Really Bad, Really Expensive Idea

After spending $US7 billion drilling for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, oil giant Shell announced today it will cease all drilling due to “a clearly disappointing exploration outcome.” This means there might be zero drilling off Alaska’s Arctic coast in the near future.

These Photos Of F-22 Arctic Raptors In Alaska Are So Striking They Look Unreal

Taken by photographer John Dibbs for Lockheed Martin’s Code One magazine, these two F-22 Raptors are flying against the snowy picturesque backdrop of Alaska and they look absolutely stunning. So stunning and pristine and impressive that the pictures almost look fake.

Watch Bear Grylls Feed President Obama A Nasty Old Piece Of Salmon He Found

“This has got to be one of the best days of my Presidency,” Obama tells the camera shortly before Bear Grylls feeds him a nasty old piece of bear-ravaged salmon he found beside a river in Alaska.

Obama's Running Wild In Alaska With A Selfie Stick

President Obama’s trip to Alaska this week intended to shine a spotlight on climate change. But he’s also there for a social media spree, including using a selfie stick. Presidents, they’re just like us!

The Frontlines Of Climate Change: Why Obama's Trip To Alaska Is A Really Big Deal

President Obama’s headed to Alaska today, but it’s not the typical politicized meet-and-greet. From talking to residents who are forced to flee their homes due to rising sea levels, to learning the political repercussions of melting polar ice, he’s got one of the most science-focused itineraries ever embarked upon by an American president.

Video: A Totally Stunning Aerial Tour Of Forests And Mountains

I’m a city person. I like buildings and bridges and streets and corners. I like angles and materials and signs and lights. But even I can let my jaw hang throughout this entire video about forests and mountains. The aerial video filmed by Earth Porn Films starts with the greenery of Alberta, Canada and transforms into the winter wonderland that is Alaska. It is truly stunning.

What It's Like To Hunt Alaska's Most Elusive Animal

Last October, our friend Justin travelled to Alaska in search of Dall Sheep — North America’s most elusive big game animal. He brought back an excellent feature story and now, there’s video. Moments like this are what outdoorsmen live for.

An Electric Green Sky For St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day is filled with drunkards decked in green. The Northern Lights are beautiful and stunning and light up the sky in a wonderful hue of green. Naturally, they’re made for each other. Or if not, they should be. Ignore the noise today and just watch this Northern Lights timelapse shot from Alaska.

The Alaskan Town Living Under One Roof

An impossibly long, single-lane tunnel is your only way into Whittier, and your only way out. Make it to the other end of the dimly lit tunnel, and you’ll find all the ingredients of a city. Except instead of a sprawling, urban centre, this town has been scaled to fit almost entirely into one lonely Alaskan tower.

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