Alaska and Hawaii

"A Supposedly Sustainable Fishery Is Harming Native Alaskans"

"When you buy a McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish sandwich, you might notice the little blue label that tells you the fish you’re about to eat is certified as environmentally sustainable. That sounds like good news for the environment, for fish, and for customers. But what the label doesn’t tell you is that Native American communities in Western Alaska are endangered, in part because of the Seattle-based trawl boats that bring you products like McDonald’s famous fish sandwich."

Source: InvestigateWest, 07/09/2015

"Shell's Arctic Plan Counters U.S. Walrus Protections: Green Groups"

"Green groups urged the U.S. Department of Interior on Tuesday to revoke the agency's conditional approval of Royal Dutch Shell's 2015 Arctic oil exploration plan, saying it runs counter to established protections for walruses."

Source: Reuters, 06/24/2015

"Alaska’s Glaciers Are Now Losing 75 Billion Tons of Ice Every Year"

"In a new study, scientists with the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and several other institutions report a staggering finding: Glaciers of the United States’ largest — and only Arctic — state, Alaska, have lost 75 gigatons (a gigaton is a billion metric tons) of ice per year from 1994 through 2013."

Source: Wash Post, 06/18/2015


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