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On the Trails: Hunting success

...easy to obtain the energy needed for daily maintenance and for reproduction. But many predators must sometimes be close to starvation and thus be faced with the hard choice of whether to hunt harder or to rest in order to conserve energy. The critical importance...
Polar bears disappearing from region

...cubs the team tracked between 2004 and 2007 survived. Normally about half of cubs live."We suspect that they are dying of starvation," Bromaghin said.In this part of the Arctic, there used to be more sea ice in the summer; that's where seals lived...
USDA files complaint against UAF over musk oxen deaths

...S. Department of Agriculture accused the University of Alaska Fairbanks of possible Animal Welfare Act violations in the starvation deaths of 12 musk oxen at the school's large-animal research station.USDA spokeswoman Tanya Espinosa said Wednesday...
Alaska Science Forum: Twenty weeks through the heart of Alaska

...from where he returned by steamship to the civilized Lower 48. Pushing on when Native guides wouldn't join him for fear of starvation, Allen and a few tattered comrades traveled from near present-day Cordova up to what is now Bettles. They then turned...
Alaska Science Forum: The mammoth mystery of St. Paul Island

...were curious about what finished off the resilient St. Paul mammoth: People with spears and clubs? Polar bears? Disease? Starvation? A volcanic eruption?Mat Wooller was part of a group that visited the island a few years ago to pull a core from a crater...
Charge filed at Dillingham pound

...A former Dillingham dog catcher has been charged in the starvation deaths of six dogs at the city-run pound. Prosecutors...themselves for four to six weeks and died from dehydration, starvation and in one case hypothermia.
Of wolf packs and ravens

A major source of mortality for wolves, in areas without much human interference, is starvation. Because food-deprivation is a real risk, much of what wolves do is driven by the search for food. An adult wolf can gobble...
ADF&G shoots bear cubs in Anchorage after death of mother

...three weeks ago, leaving the young bears to fend for themselves. Jessy Coltrane of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said that without the mother, the cubs would have eventually been killed by another bear or died of starvation.
Africa dreams

...throughout my time in East Africa in general," she said. "You see the most severe poverty, human rights violations, starvation, all of these things. But at the same time you witness the best in humanity: People are alive; there's no fillers...
Book review: 'Two Old Women'

...This was a common way long ago of dealing with Athabaskan starvation times. The children must be saved, and if one or two The elders died, proud they had kept the babies from starvation.A re-read gave more grounds for the criticism. In order...


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