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Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

...Arctic warming," the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a draft recovery plan...said Jenifer Kohout, the Fish and Wildlife Service's regional program"In the meantime, the Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners are committed...
Alaska Editorial: Relocating bears doesn't change people's behavior

...encourage residents to minimize attractants have been steady. But we should all learn something from the Government Hill bears: efforts to relocate wildlife don't do a whole lot of good when it's people who need to clean up their act.
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CCFR asks revelers to not set off fireworks

...Alaska State Troopers said they will be out patrolling the roads as well.Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters noted that Alaska Wildlife Troopers will be on the water near Juneau and other Southeast communities, looking for impaired boaters and ensuring fishermen...
Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska

...shoreline changes himself as a 51-year resident of the far north village of Kaktovik, which lies within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. As far as he's concerned, climate change is to blame.These days, Audi said, at the height of summer he can...
Walker uses veto ax on oil tax credits

...Power to promote energy issues. Walker said the group has done a "phenomenal" job, but he's somewhat taken up the cause of opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and this is another acknowledgement of Alaska's fiscal situation.
Controversy lingers over Moose Mamas' mission to raise orphaned calves

...ongoing debate about whether Alaska's wildlife should be nurtured by humans or left...assistant director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation, said it's unclear if...guidance of Fish and Game's Division of Wildlife Conservation. It's the only permit...
Annual Wrangell Bearfest set for July 22-26

...discussions on management of the Anan Wildlife Observatory, and Bobbie Jo Skibo from...Wrangell is 30 miles northwest of the Anan Wildlife Observatory, one of Alaska's premiere...individual pass is required to visit the Wildlife Observatory.For a complete schedule...
Police & Fire for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

...Fishing violations? On Sunday, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Juneau Post contacted 53-year-old...Court at Juneau.? On Sunday, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Juneau Post contacted 32-year-old...Court at Juneau.? On Sunday, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Juneau Post contacted 56-year-old...
Polar bears could feel global warming's bite by 2025

...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...said lead author Todd Atwood, an Alaska-based USGS research wildlife biologist.He said the main reason is this part of the Arctic...


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