TITLE

THE ARCTIC REFUGE TURNS 50

AUTHOR(S)
ENGELHARD, MICHAEL
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
National Wildlife (World Edition);Dec/Jan2011, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the U.S. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in December 2010. According to the author, the Refuge, which was the first attempt by the U.S. federal government to protect an entire ecosystem, has survived political and economic controversy, but its wildlife are threatened by global warming. Topics include attempts by U.S. pro-development politicians who want the Refuge to be opened to oil exploration, the environmental impact of oil drilling on the Refuge, and the ecological impact of global warming.
ACCESSION #
55545195

 

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