alaska

Whale breaching

“Killer whales are apex predators, the dominant animals in these waters," explains Christine West, a naturalist aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion. This means their health reflects that of the entire habitat, as pollutants at every trophic level will travel up the food web and into these organisms. By the time these impacts are visible, however, it may be too late for a simple, one-size-fits-all solution. (Mike Harris/Lindblad Expeditions)

UC Berkeley
In story three of our Stories of Alaska series, we hear from a Lindblad Expeditions naturalist, who talks about living and working in a place where people see the consequences of their actions in real time.
National Geographic Sea Lion off the coast of Alaska
Planet Forward
Our Planet Forward Storyfest 2018 grand prize winners traveled this June on Alaska Airlines to Sitka. Their destination? The Lindblad Expeditions' National Geographic Sea Lion for an 8-day exploration of the incredible ecosystems along the coastal... Read More

The sun sets on Day 1 in Alaska. (Planet Forward)

The George Washington University
Storyfest 2018 winners traveled to Alaska in June, exploring its ecosystems and finding the stories of sustainability. In story two of our series, watch a video documenting the resilience found in the 49th state, and read Alex's take on the trip.
Alaska coastline

Mountains along the Alaskan coastline. (Planet Forward)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
Storyfest 2018 winners traveled to Alaska in June, exploring its ecosystems and finding the stories of sustainability. This is the first in our series, where we introduce you to Alaska's grand scale and unsurpassable beauty.
Northwestern University
Alaskan Native Americans face problems with reduced number of salmon due to climate change.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
We just concluded our 2018 Planet Forward storytelling expedition to Alaska with Lindblad Expeditions aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion. Our Storyfest winners were dazzled by the ecosystems and the wildlife.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
The 2018 Summit closed with the highly anticipated Storyfest 2018 grand prize awards ceremony to see which six student storytellers will be traveling to Alaska this June.
ANWR intrinsic value

Polar bears are one of the many wildlife residents of ANWR (Alan D. Wilson/Wikimedia Commons).

George Washington University
Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has value that exceeds the benefits we could reap from drilling or even visiting. Correspondent Matilda Kreider explains why intrinsic value is important to keep in mind in conservation. 

From left: Alex Rubenstein, Navya Pothamsetty, Shandra Furtado, Ashley Gallagher, Katherine Baker, Sven Lindblad, Frank Sesno, Vanessa Moss, Emily Arnold and Dr. Imani M. Cheers.

Planet Forward
Winners will travel to Alaska, courtesy of Alaska Airlines, to travel with Lindblad Expeditions aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion this June.
Mendenhall Glacier

The Mendenhall Glacier, a Juneau landmark, is both a major tourist attraction and a reminder of rapid regional climate change. (Megan Behnke/Florida State University)

Florida State University
My dad hates making phone calls, but that has not stopped him from calling for 80% renewable energy for Alaska's Capital City.

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