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Half of Columbia River sockeye dying due to hot water

BOISE, Idaho - More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/half-columbia-river-sockeye-dying-due
Not For Web
Man accused in lion death thought hunt was legal

...late Tuesday, the congresswoman called for an investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see whether any U.S. laws were violated.Palmer's hired spokesman, Jon Austin, said he believed Palmer...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/man-accused-lion-death-thought-hunt-w
Not For Web
Tune in to nature

...narrating it, but Juneau kids are finding that the best nature show is the one in their own back yard.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Alaska Coordinator Steve Brockman introduced in 2011 a project he thought would connect kids to nature...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-27/tune-nature
Local
Groups ask for government action on POW wolves

Six environmental groups on Thursday asked the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal Subsistence Board and the U.S. Forest Service to take certain actions to prevent further reduction of the Prince of Wales area wolf population.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/groups-ask-government-action-pow-wol
Outdoors
Groups want hunting season suspended for rare wolves

...carrying capacity for deer.After a lawsuit last year claiming inaction by federal regulators, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed in September to decide by late 2015 whether the wolves warrant endangered species protection.Bruce Dale...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/groups-want-hunting-season-suspended-ra
State
Shell gets permits for limited oil drilling in Arctic waters

...drill a complete exploratory well.Shell had hoped to simultaneously drill two wells. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requires a minimum of 15 miles between drill sites to avoid significant effects on walrus. Shell's two sites...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/shell-gets-permits-limited-oil-drilling
State
Federal refuge employees kill charging Kodiak brown bear

...charged Sunday on a brushy hillside.Kodiak radio station KMXT reports that the bear fell 8 feet from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service technicians, whose names were not released.Deputy refuge manager Tevis Underwood says the employees were walking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-10/federal-refuge-employees-kill-charging-
State
My Turn: The Shell Game

...approved Shell's detailed exploration plan in May allowing them to proceed, a second DOI agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, cited an obscure regulation requiring drilling operations to be at least 15 miles apart to protect walruses...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-09/my-turn-shell-game
Opinion
Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

...warming," the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a draft recovery...said Jenifer Kohout, the Fish and Wildlife Service's regional program manager...In the meantime, the Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners are committed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/federal-report-polar-bears-peril-due-gl
State
Shell heads for Alaska while awaiting final drilling permits

...Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to enforce a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule requiring a minimum spacing of 15 miles between...Smith said."We continue to consult with the Fish and Wildlife Service on the terms of a letter of authorization...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-28/shell-heads-alaska-while-awaiting-final
State

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