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Groups sue to protect walrus from drilling

...feeding areas will just add to their woes," Grafe said.Chukchi Sea walrus, a population shared with Russia, spend winters...sea ice edge north through the Bering Strait into the Chukchi Sea. Walrus cannot swim indefinitely and use ice as a diving...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-11/groups-sue-protect-walrus-drilling
State
Feds finish draft of Arctic drilling document

...of recoverable oil from certain Chukchi Sea leases, but regulatory hurdles...satellite fields developed with Chukchi Sea leases over a 74-year time frame...wells in 2012 in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. The company was not allowed to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-10/feds-finish-draft-arctic-drilling-docum
State
Whale catch means survival in Barrow

...crackling radio: "Hey, hey, hey!"The signal from an Inupiat whaling captain in a tiny boat on the grey waters of the Chukchi Sea is heard in nearly every home of this frozen town as far north as you can go in the United States, and its meaning...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-10/whale-catch-means-survival-barrow
State
Federal agency releases Arctic drilling review

...petroleum development in Alaska's Chukchi Sea, a step that could lead to a resumption...successfully sued to block drilling in the Chukchi Sea. They claim federal reviewers...millions of acres of the remote Chukchi Sea to oil companies."The government...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-03/federal-agency-releases-arctic-drilling
State
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure

...the waters north of the Bering Strait in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) which include the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas be opened for commercial fishing, and should drilling in the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf be given a thumbs-up...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-02/ramp-us-alaskas-arctic-infrastructure
Opinion
Hunting for whale & votes above the Arctic Circle

...spent butchering one of three bowhead whales that subsistence hunters towed in from the pewter-colored waters of the Chukchi Sea. Slabs of blubber cover front yards all over town, and Tegoseak has some whale of his own to cut up and cook at home...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-28/hunting-whale-votes-above-arctic-circle
State
35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

...the edge of the sea ice into the Chukchi Sea, the body of water north of the...spotted on the U.S. side of the Chukchi Sea in 2007. They returned in 2009...groups on the Russian side of the Chukchi Sea."It's another remarkable sign...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/35000-walrus-come-ashore-northwest-alas
State
Researchers studying Pacific walrus population

...dynamics. Taylor said the analysis will be brought more up to date.Pacific walrus are generally found in the Bering or Chukchi seas, depending on the time of year, and use coastal haul-outs. They are notoriously difficult to count because they...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-10/researchers-studying-pacific-walrus-pop
State
Three tugs being built for Arctic work

...environment, they can operate anywhere in the world," Beyer said.Increased oil and gas activity opportunities in the Chukchi Sea and internationally helped make the case for the new ships, too."We think the future looks good," Beyer said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/three-tugs-being-built-arctic-work
State
Photo: Breaking the ice

...terminal on Thursday. The Healy is hosting a free open house for the public Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Healy is returning to its Seattle base after completing 123 days of operations in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea and Arctic Ocean.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-05/photo-breaking-ice
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