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More, smaller icebergs could show up in Alaska tanker lanes

ANCHORAGE - Icebergs that threaten tankers carrying oil from the trans-Alaska pipeline are likely to be smaller but more numerous over the next two decades, according to a study by a citizens oversight group.
New dinosaur discovered

ANCHORAGE - Fossils from a unique plant-eating dinosaur found in the high Arctic of Alaska may change how scientists view dinosaur physiology, say Alaska and Florida university researchers.
Federal officials investigate walrus deaths

ANCHORAGE - Two groups of Pacific walrus have been found dead along the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska. One incident is the subject of a criminal investigation. The other has been blamed on natural causes.
Dead walruses found on northwest beach

ANCHORAGE - Walrus carcasses were found last week on a northwest Alaska beach, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the deaths appear to be natural.
Shell move dims nation's oil prospects

ANCHORAGE - Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its long quest to become the first company to produce oil in Alaska's Arctic waters, darkening the nation's long-term oil prospects and delighting environmental groups that tried to block the project.
Investigation opens in deaths of 25 walrus

ANCHORAGE - Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of 25 Pacific walrus found last week on an isolated northwest Alaska beach. The U.S.
Groups seek end to all Arctic Ocean drilling

ANCHORAGE - Royal Dutch Shell's decision to end its quest for oil in the Arctic waters off Alaska sparked jubilation among environmental activists, who said Tuesday that they will seize the opportunity to seek an end to all drilling to in the region.
New duck-billed dinosaur found in Alaska, researchers say

Researchers have uncovered a new species of plant-eating dinosaur in Alaska, according to a report published Tuesday. The animal was a variety of hadrosaur, a duck-billed dinosaur that roamed in herds, said Pat Druckenmiller, earth sciences curator at the University of Alaska Museum in Fairbanks.
Drilling OK comes just before Obama's visit

...In his visit to Alaska, Obama is expected to stress the dangers of climate change. He says Alaskans are on the front lines of the problem.___Associated Press writer Dan Joling in Anchorage, Alaska, contributed to this report.
Agency nixes proposed walrus rafts

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declined for now to create artificial floating platforms for Pacific walrus that come ashore in Alaska because they lack summer sea ice.


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