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Wolverine: the Mad Max of the wilderness

...were milling nearby, perhaps starting to think of making their northward migration to their calving grounds near the Beaufort Sea. One morning I was sitting near my tent, watching caribou, not wanting to be anywhere else on Earth, when a large...
North Slope, Beaufort Sea lease sales planned

...annual oil and gas lease sales for the North Slope, Beaufort Sea and North Slope foothills.The sales are scheduled...14 million acres.It also says the North Slope and Beaufort Sea sale areas will include terms and conditions aimed at...
Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

...showing a similar increase in absorbing solar radiation, said Norman Loeb of NASA's Langley Research Center.The Beaufort Sea north of Alaska and western Canada has absorbed heat at a much greater rate than the Arctic Ocean as a whole. Sea ice...
Polar bears disappearing from region

...from the U.S. Geological Survey and Environment Canada captured, tagged and released polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea from 2001 to 2010. The bear population shrank to about 900 in 2010, down from about 1,600 in 2004. That area is...
Feds finish draft of Arctic drilling document

...the Chukchi should it be allowed to explore again. The company's plan for 2015 does not include any wells in the Beaufort Sea.Shell spokeswoman Meg Baldino wrote in an email that the company appreciates the release of the draft and is reviewing...
Alaska Science Forum: Northern lab cranked out the quirky and creative

...sergeant in July 1962. The men were given an aircraft survival kit and instructed to hike and float their way to the Beaufort Sea. Their objective was to "provide field experience in this area and to determine the merits and deficiencies of the...
Alaska North Slope lease sale takes in $54.5M

...They've now secured a fairly significant fairway," he said.A second Division of Oil and Gas sale for state offshore Beaufort Sea territory garnered $5 million in high bids.A federal lease sale attracted $658,978.20 for seven tracts in the...
State claims 20,000 acres on edge of ANWR

...which included field visits earlier this year, the state has also issued two oil and gas leases in the nearshore Beaufort Sea that were originally offered in a 2011 lease sale and bid on.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maps have also...
Salazar says Interior will process Shell's Beaufort Sea drilling permit for 2011

...exploration well in the company's Beaufort Sea federal offshore leases next summer...decided to focus on one well in the Beaufort Sea in 2011. The company is primarily...permits for exploration in the Beaufort Sea next summer. The Arctic announcement...
Shell: No Beaufort Sea drilling in Arctic for 2011

ANCHORAGE - Shell Alaska has dropped plans to drill in the Arctic waters of the Beaufort Sea this year and will concentrate on obtaining permits for the 2012 season, company Vice President Pete Slaiby said Thursday. The...


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