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Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

...Chukchi Sea rather than one in the Chukchi and one in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north Coast.The presence of two vessels...pilot holes and dug mudline cellars in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. The company was not allowed to drill into oil-bearing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-29/shell-files-revised-arctic-offshore-dri
State
Hunters' fight to bring polar bear trophies home

...They had to anchor the tent to snowmobiles to keep it from blowing away. They slept in sleeping bags on the frozen Beaufort Sea on top of caribou hides.The hunters marveled at the stories their Inuit companions told them of their ancient nomadic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-19/hunters-fight-bring-polar-bear-trophies
State
Polar bear surprises women in tent

...rifle and bolted through the tent door and called out, "'Where are you, bear?!'"The animal began to walk toward Beaufort Sea and Rexford continued yelling."'You better get out of here. If you come back, I'm going to shoot you,'" she...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-14/polar-bear-surprises-women-tent
State
Comments sought on possible Arctic lease sale

...gather information on areas in the Beaufort Sea that have the most promising oil...approximately 64.8 million acres of the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north coast.Bureau...confident we can do so again in the Beaufort Sea and encourage industry and whaling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-27/comments-sought-possible-arctic-lease-s
State
Bering Straits Native Corp. seeks land for future Arctic port

...resource and infrastructure development in Alaska.Shell was the last company to do major work in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas in 2012, drilling partial "top holes" in leases at each. Shell was restricted to only drilling above oil-bearing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-30/bering-straits-native-corp-seeks-land-f
State
Video from polar bear's neck cam shows life on ice

...agency on Friday released a clip recorded by a camera attached to the collar of a female polar bear without cubs in the Beaufort Sea north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The necks of polar bear males are wider than their heads and collars slide off.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-08/video-polar-bears-neck-cam-shows-life-i
State
Ribbon seal shows up in Prince William Sound

...seabird and marine mammal survey spotted and photographed a ribbon seal, which are normally seen in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.Marty Reedy was driving a boat for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey when a colleague pointed out a seal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/ribbon-seal-shows-prince-william-sound
State
Off the Beaten Path: The flux and flow of caribou

...and yearlings, the herd migrates, most often, to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plane along the Beaufort Sea coast to calve.ANWR, a 19.6 million acre swath of mountains, valleys and tundra, was designated a refuge in 1960...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-28/beaten-path-flux-and-flow-caribou
Outdoors
Between strait and sea: Ottawa's Northwest Passage dilemma with implications for Alaska

...Canada maritime boundary delimitation dispute in the Beaufort Sea (at the entry/egress point of the Northwest Passage...delimitation of the as yet disputed boundary in the Beaufort Sea, should make its continuing adherence to the provisions...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-01/between-strait-and-sea-ottawas-northw
Opinion
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...Arctic offshore development.Shell in 2012 drilled pilot holes and dug mudline cellars in both the Chukchi and the Beaufort seas. The company was not allowed to drill into oil-bearing deposits because required response equipment was not on hand...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-23/judges-say-arctic-offshore-lease-sale-w
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