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It’s a grizzly bear survival program. For grizzly bears

In British Columbia, researchers have undertaken a unique challenge: tracking orphan grizzly cubs, reared in a shelter, to see whether they can thrive back in the wild.
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Biden to restore protections for Tongass National Forest in Alaska

Former President Donald J. Trump invited mining and logging to a vast wilderness of bald eagles, black bears and 800-year-old trees. President Biden is reversing course.
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Biden plans to restore protections to Tongass National Forest stripped under Trump

The administration says it will “repeal or replace” the rule that opened up more than half of Tongass National Forest to logging.
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Biden suspends drilling leases in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The decision blocks, for now, oil and gas drilling in one of the largest tracts of undeveloped wilderness in the United States.
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The outdoors are so white. Here's how Lena Waithe and Jimmy Chin could change that

The outdoor industry has historically ignored people of color. The North Face is launching a council to improve access and equity.
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Michelle Nijhuis: Species solidarity and rediscovering our connection to the web of life

As climate change intensifies and human activity impacts every corner of the planet, repairing our world increasingly means realizing that our fate is intertwined with that of other animal and plant species — not separate from theirs.

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Adam Kolton, 53, dies; led fight to protect Alaskan refuge

Through his work with environmental groups, he tried to prevent the introduction of oil and gas drilling in sensitive lands.
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Mozambique mints a new national park - and surveys its riches

In the wake of wars, natural disasters and insurgencies, Mozambique is experiencing an environmental renaissance. One of the results is a new and stunningly beautiful national park.
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David Roberts: A sacred place undone by Trump must be saved by Biden

Bears Ears is one of the nation’s most compelling and mysterious landscapes and a place of worship for Native Americans.
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Biden set to restore Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante to pre-Trump size

Little on-the-ground damage to the Utah public lands has been seen since they were shrunk in 2017. But conservationists say the sooner they can be properly protected again, the better.

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Susan Eisenhower: Biden must stop Trump's reckless plunder in Alaska

A last-ditch effort to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling is underway.
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In a time of social and environmental crisis, Aldo Leopold's call for a 'land ethic' is still relevant

Labeling Leopold racist oversimplifies his wilderness advocacy and his effort to understand human population pressure as a factor in environmental change.

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The Arctic Refuge is opening for oil drilling. Why is industry interest so weak?

A lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is set for January 6. But drilling proponents are battling economic headwinds.
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