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Orphaned polar bear cub getting care in Anchorage

...polar cub is making its temporary home at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Bruce Woods says the bear's mother was killed March 12 near Point Lay on Alaska's northwest coast, but it wasn't immediately...
Alaska state senator proposes bounty on sea otters

...from the federal government."Even if the bill were to pass, it would be unenforceable under the federal law, said Bruce Woods, a spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. States cannot enforce laws or regulations related to the taking...
Jewell: No decision imminent on road through wildlife refuge

...irrevocable damage to the refuge. Habitat within Izembek is unique within the refuge system, said agency spokesman Bruce Woods at the time.U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, threatened to block Jewell's nomination if the decision...
Feds reject refuge road pitched to aid patients

...the road was made during an environmental review of the land exchange, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Bruce Woods said."Congress charged the service with evaluating the environmental impacts of the land exchange and the proposed...
Judge tosses polar bear habitat designation

...the State of Alaska was able to fight off this concerted effort to kill jobs and economic development in Alaska."Bruce Woods, a Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman in Alaska, declined comment, saying the agency had just learned of the decision...
Polar bear proposal generates comments

...whether America's polar bears, found exclusively in Alaska, merit additional protection due to global warming. Bruce Woods, spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska, said Monday that e-mail comments alone topped the...
Carcasses of dead walruses spotted on Alaska coast

...mostly new calves or yearlings. However, neither the age of the dead walruses nor the cause of death is known, said Bruce Woods, spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "It's just too early to say until we can get someone on the...
Decision coming soon on federal listing for walrus

...the Center for Biological Diversity. The group claims walrus are threatened by a loss of sea ice. Agency spokesman Bruce Woods says decisions are announced a day before they are published in the Federal Register. In three of the last four years...
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Appeals court affirms oil company polar bear rules

...We're glad that the court has reaffirmed the appropriateness of our conservation measures," agency spokesman Bruce Woods said.The Center for Biological Diversity sued over the rules, claiming both individual animals and entire populations...
Groups sue to protect rare loon in Alaska's Arctic region available in the fiscal year '08 budget and then complete the status review and the 12-month finding," said Bruce Woods. The Center for Biological Diversity, the National Resources Defense Council, Pacific Environment and other U.S...


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