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Environmental group sues to protect ice seals

...summer to successfully reproduce and then molt. The projected retreat of sea ice away from shallow shelves decreases food availability, according to the listing petition.Noblin said Arctic summer sea ice on Aug. 26 had reached a record low and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-13/environmental-group-sues-protect-ice-se
State
Good catch, goshawk

...unusual sighting. Spotting one downtown, is even more exceptional.Titus said its presence there is mostly tied to food availability and for Southeast Alaskan goshawks - who typically find meals of red squirrel, grouse and ptarmigan - their options...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-09-28/good-catch-goshawk
Outdoors
Crossbills well designed for Southeast cuisine

...year. Even birds less than a year old can mate and raise chicks when foraging is good. The birds are able to judge food availability by their rate of food intake, and they quit trying to breed if intake rates drop too much. There are two species...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102807/out_20071028004.shtml
Outdoors
Feds must decide on listing ice seals as threatened

...pack ice over shallow waters where prey is abundant. The retreat of sea ice away from shallow shelves decreases food availability, the environmental group said. Federal agencies are required to consider how their regulatory decisions affect...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092909/sta_498789698.shtml
AP: Feds propose listing for seals

...is a shrinkage of that ice season," Cummings said. The retreat of sea ice away from shallow shelves decreases food availability, according to the petition for listing. The state of Alaska, which has sued to overturn the polar bear listing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120510/sta_746079627.shtml
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NOAA Fisheries seeks delay in ice seal decision

...summer to successfully reproduce and then molt. The projected retreat of sea ice away from shallow shelves decreases food availability, according to the listing petition.The state of Alaska opposes both listings. The state unsuccessfully sued to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-12-13/noaa-fisheries-seeks-delay-ice-seal-dec
State
Group announces intent to sue to protect ice seals

...summer to successfully reproduce and then molt. The projected retreat of sea ice away from shallow shelves decreases food availability, according to the listing petition.The National Marine Fisheries Service, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-06-19/group-announces-intent-sue-protect-ice-
State
King salmon vanishing in Alaska

...born to spawn and die. Biologists speculate that the most likely cause was a shift in Pacific Ocean currents, but food availability, changing river conditions and predator-prey relationships could be affecting the fish. People living along the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080309/sta_474154688.shtml
Scientists: Fewer gray whales die in migration

...whale population might have grown beyond what its habitat and food supply could support. Another possibility is that food availability has declined due to climatic changes in the Bering and Chukchi seas. Or both could have happened at the same time...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102901/sta_whales.shtml
News
Study documents polar bears' decline

...their young, the study said. Several recent observed deaths were directly related to sea ice retreat or changes in food availability associated with sea ice retreat. In autumn 2004, four polar bears drowned trying to swim from short and distant...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111606/sta_20061116005.shtml
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