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Your Call's One Planet Series: The fight to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge continues

Subhankar Banerjee
Polar Bear cubs and their mother play near their den on the Canning River Delta along the Beaufort Sea coast, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. After gaining strength, the cubs would leave with their mother to begin life in the Beaufort Sea.



What does the Arctic tell us about climate change? On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, writer and environmental activist Subhankar Banerjee joins us to discuss the Trump administration’s plans to open nearly all US coastal waters and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling.

More than a billion acres in fragile ecosystems are in danger. What is being done to save this special place?


Subhankar Banerjee, environmental activist, scholar, photographer, and author of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land

Web Resources:

Subhankar Banerjee

The New York Times: America’s Wildest Place Is Open for Business

National Geographic: Animals Are Shrinking and Freezing to Death in a Changing Arctic

The NY Times: Here’s What Oil Drilling Looks Like in the Arctic Refuge, 30 Years Later

The NY Times: Trump Would Open Nearly All U.S. Waters to Drilling. But Will They Drill?

Inside Climate News: At Stake in Arctic Refuge Drilling Vote: Money, Wilderness and a Way of Life

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.