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Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

...The single most important step for polar bear conservation is decisive action to address Arctic warming," the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a draft recovery plan, part of the process after the agency listed the species as threatened...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/federal-report-polar-bears-peril-due-gl
State
Polar bears could feel global warming's bite by 2025

...especially in Alaska, the only state in the nation with the white bears.The report released this week is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's recovery plan for the polar bear. It is expected to be published Thursday in the Federal Register...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/polar-bears-could-feel-global-warmings-
State
Shell heads for Alaska while awaiting final drilling permits

...and are trying again. In a letter Tuesday, 10 conservation groups urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to enforce a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule requiring a minimum spacing of 15 miles between drill rigs or seismic survey vessels.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-28/shell-heads-alaska-while-awaiting-final
State
Study: Frog deformities could be related to warming water, copper

...from Alaska Pacific University, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the University...was clean, said Mari Reeves, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ecologist...A 10-year national study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found hotspots...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-01/study-frog-deformities-could-be-related
State
Police and Fire for May 21, 2015

...Meredith Osborne, 22 of Georgia, hiked to the Mendenhall Glacier and became lost on the way back. They were rescued by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service boat. No injuries were reported.? About 12:41 May 14, Alaska State Troopers received a...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-21/police-and-fire-may-21-2015
Local
Agency will hunt invasive caribou on remote island

...to a remote island in the Aleutians to kill caribou, an invasive species that threatens wilderness vegetation.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is moving forward with plans to protect Kagalaska Island, part of the Alaska Maritime National...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-22/agency-will-hunt-invasive-caribou-remot
State
Alaskans can help answer 'Where have all the rusty blackbirds gone?'

...on for a century or more. The rusty blackbird is now included in the IUCN's Red List of Threatened Species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Birds of Conservation Concern, and the Audubon Alaska WatchList of declining and vulnerable...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/alaskans-can-help-answer-where-have-
Outdoors
Subsistent hunters exempt from Federal duck stamp requirements, for now

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week announced an interim policy that implements a new law exempting qualified Alaska subsistence hunters...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/subsistent-hunters-exempt-federal-du
Outdoors
Yellow cedar under consideration for endangered species protection

...ANCHORAGE - An iconic Alaska tree may warrant protection as a threatened or endangered species due to climate warming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday.The agency will begin a status review of yellow cedar, a tree revered and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/yellow-cedar-under-consideration-end
Outdoors
Orphaned polar bear to move from New York to St. Louis Zoo

...six years.Kali was orphaned in March 2013 when a hunter in Alaska killed the cub's mother. When the hunter realized the bear he killed was nursing, he followed tracks to the den and took the cub to U.S. Fish and Wildlife authorities.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-28/orphaned-polar-bear-move-new-york-st
Outdoors

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