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Arctic Voices Slideshow: Resistance at the Tipping Point
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Sea ice, Beaufort Sea coast, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Pregnant female caribou from the Porcupine River Herd migrate over the frozen Coleen River, on their way to the coastal plain for calving, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Joe Tetlichi, his son Jamie (driving the boat), and nephew Shane returning to Old Crow with caribou meat, Porcupine River, Yukon Territory, Canada.
In 2006 about a thousand caribou from the Teshekpuk Lake herd came over to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a 240-mile journey. Residents said this had never happened before. This skeleton is one of the dead caribou photographed the following summer.
Pacific loon on nest, near Turner River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Loons are among the oldest surviving species on earth - they have been around more than 20 million years. Their habitat is now threatened by arctic warming.
Gwich'in activist and environmental prizewinner, Sarah James speaks during a rally in Washington, D.C.
Residents in 2006 after meeting with Sec. of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne in Fairbanks, Alaska. He said he heard their opposition to oil and gas development in the Arctic, but had to follow Pres. George W. Bush's mandate to open it up to such activity.
Kaktovik Whale Hunt–Isaac Akootchook and James Lampe offering a prayer–Inupiat and The Whales, Kaktovik, Alaska
Exposed Coffin, Barter Island, August 2006. Permafrost around the coffin melted away, exposing it. Arctic warming increases the thawing of permafrost, which releases methane - a ticking time bomb of the Arctic.
Gas flaring at Endicott - an offshore facility operated by BP in the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. It is situated on two man-made gravel islands.
Scientists from Stephen Brown's arctic shorebirds research team retrieve birds caught in a net to study bird's general health.
Animal mascots and activists gather in Washington, D.C. for a Dept. of the Interior Arctic hearing and rally against Arctic Ocean drilling, December 2011.
A polar bear approaches a whale bone left from previous year's hunt by the Inupiat community of Kakttovik, Bernard Harbor, along the Beaufort Sea Coast, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Bear Eating Bear, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, October 2000.
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