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Agency proposes critical habitat for ringed seals

...future throughout a significant portion of its range. Ringed seal were declared threatened in December 2012 when federal scientists concluded that a significant decrease in sea ice was probable this century and the changes would likely cause the...
Federal study finds Chukchi polar bears are thriving

...biologist Eric Regehr said.That's in contrast to studies of polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea, where federal scientists have recorded lower body weights and reduced cub survival.Polar bears are marine mammals and spend most of their...
Walrus move to shore in northwest Alaska

...and warning nearby villages to avoid walrus herds.The World Wildlife Fund, using photographs taken Saturday by federal scientists, estimates 2,000 to 4,000 walrus have come ashore on a beach near Point Lay, an Inupiat Eskimo community 300...
Dying musk oxen on Slope remain a mystery

...oxen that stayed in ANWR, their numbers are dropping fast too, from 302 to 216 in three years. Puzzled state and federal scientists say herds elsewhere in the state are healthy. They're scrambling to figure out why the numbers are falling on...
Rats decimate seabird colony

...seabird ecologist Ian Jones said. "It's a really horrible show. There's no other way to describe it." Federal scientists are now trying to figure out whether the rats can be eliminated with poison, though Kiska would be the largest...
Blue whale spotted in Alaska

ANCHORAGE - Federal scientists have sighted a rare mammal in Alaska waters - endangered blue whales, the largest animal known to live on Earth. The sighting...
New rules may separate ships, seals

ANCHORAGE - Federal scientists are recommending rules that could restrict cruise ship visits to Alaska's Hubbard Glacier, the longest tidewater glacier in...
City may fund research on Auke Lake use

...collect data and information because this is critical," Stone said. Funding for a water quality study undertaken by federal scientists of the Auke Bay Laboratory dried up in 2003. Committee of the Whole Chairman Randy Wanamaker said the city should...
Troubled Birds

...population trend doesn't improve, federal scientists say. Climate change, which...the Endangered Species Act. Federal scientists are busy studying the bird...delisting in the Lower 48, federal scientists said last week. The struggles...
Northwest Digest

...National Park, and some fish in backcountry waters are so contaminated they could endanger the wildlife eating them, a federal scientist has found. Dixon Landers of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency led a three-year study examining pollution...


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