Skip to main Content Alaska News Alaska Life Politics Outdoor/Adventure Opinions Sports Alaska Visitors Guide Local Anchorage | Anchorage 58°F Anchorage: 58°F Subscribe Obituaries Customer Service E-edition Feedback Sponsored Content Real Estate National Opinions Author: Sally Jewell | Opinion The coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, with the Brooks Range as a backdrop. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service photo) The coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, with the Brooks Range as a backdrop. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service photo) Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google Plus Print article When I visited the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 2013, we flew across the sweeping coastal plain, high above flocks of snow geese and the … [Read more...] about Let the Trump administration know ANWR is no place for oil and gas drilling
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When I visited the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 2013, we flew across the sweeping coastal plain, high above flocks of snow geese and the tangle of rivers that flow to the Arctic Ocean. We steered through the massive Brooks Range, where the steep mountain walls made our four-seater prop plane seem minuscule. We landed on the banks of a river on a nameless valley floor, and hiked where native people have, for thousands of years, found sustenance and solitude in the rugged landscape. It was a deeply humbling and awe-inspiring experience — words alone cannot convey the grandeur and beauty and wildness of the place. The small plane that took us deep into the Arctic Refuge? Powered by aviation fuel. The jacket that kept me warm? My rubber-soled hiking boots? Both petroleum-based products. I share these last details because I’m clear-eyed about the fact our nation remains a fossil-fuel based economy, and energy development is particularly critical to the economy of Alaska. … [Read more...] about Sally Jewell: Let the Trump administration know Arctic Refuge is no place for oil and gas drilling
China's government accused the Trump administration of damaging its credibility by acting erratically on trade and vowed Wednesday to fight back if Washington moves forward with a threatened tariff hike. A foreign ministry spokeswoman complained the U.S. decision to renew a threat to raise duties on a $50 billion list of Chinese goods conflicts with an agreement in mid-May aimed at settling that dispute. Treasury Steven Mnuchin said then the conflict was "on hold" after Beijing promised to buy more U.S. goods to help narrow its multibillion-dollar trade surplus with the United States. The conflict comes as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is scheduled to visit Beijing on Saturday for more talks. The spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, declined to say whether Tuesday's announcement might disrupt those plans, and the Commerce Ministry didn't immediately respond to questions about the status of the meeting. An advance team for Ross is scheduled to arrive in Beijing today, Wednesday, and meet with … [Read more...] about China vows to fight the Trump administration on its tariff hike
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Amy Harmon New York Times May 29, 2018 President Trump over the weekend falsely blamed Democrats for a “horrible law” separating immigrant children from their parents. In fact, his own administration had just announced this policy earlier this month.His comments followed days of growing alarm that federal authorities have lost track of more than 1,000 immigrant children, mostly from Central America, giving rise to hashtags like #WhereAreTheChildren and claims that children are being ripped from their parents’ arms at the border and then being lost.But the president is not the only one spreading wrong information. Across social media, there have been confusing reports of what happened to these immigrant children. Here are some answers. Q: Did the Trump administration separate nearly 1,500 immigrant children from their parents at the border, and … [Read more...] about Did the Trump administration separate immigrant children from parents and lose them?
Carolyn Kaster/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This article first appeared at TomDispatch.com. Consider us officially in an Orwellian world, though we only half realize it. While we were barely looking, significant parts of an American language long familiar to us quite literally, and in a remarkably coherent way, went down the equivalent of George Orwell’s infamous Memory Hole. This hit me in a personal way recently. I was asked to give a talk at an annual national security conference held in downtown Manhattan and aimed largely at an audience of college students. The organizer, who had pulled together a remarkable array of speakers, encountered problems in one particular area: his efforts to include representatives of the Trump administration in the gathering. Initially, administration officials he dealt with wouldn’t even divulge the names of possible participants, only their titles, leaving who was coming a mystery until days … [Read more...] about Ignorance is Strength: The Trump Administration’s Creepy War on Language