A resident of Anchorage since 1982, nature writer Bill Sherwonit has contributed essays and articles to a wide variety of publications. He is also the author of 11 books about Alaska. His most recent is Living with Wildness: An Alaskan Odyssey, published in 2008 by the University of Alaska Press. His Web site is www.billsherwonit.alaskawriters.com.

 

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Arctic Tundra is Being Lost As Far North Quickly Warms

by bill sherwonit
The treeless ecosystem of mosses, lichens, and berry plants is giving way to shrub land and boreal forest. As scientists study the transformation, they are discovering that major warming-related events, including fires and the collapse of slopes due to melting permafrost, are leading to the loss of tundra in the Arctic.
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Alaska’s Pebble Mine: Fish Versus Gold

by bill sherwonit
With the support of Gov. Sarah Palin, mining interests have defeated an Alaska ballot measure that could have blocked a huge proposed mining project. Now, plans are moving forward to exploit the massive gold and copper deposit at Bristol Bay, home of one of the world’s greatest salmon runs.
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