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The US Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday that the Pacific walrus needs additional protection from the threat of climate warming but cannot be added to the threatened or endangered list because other species have higher priority.
WWF now calls on President Obama and Secretary of the Interior Salazar to heed the recommendations of the Commission that the President established to review failures in the nationâ€™s offshore leasing program.
The Obama administration is setting aside more than 187,000 square miles (120 million acres) along the northern coast of Alaska designating it as a â€œcritical habitatâ€ for polar bears.
BARROW, Alaska, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's decision to designate more than 187,000 square miles across the North Slope as "critical habitat" for polar bears disproportionately impacts Alaska Natives. The Critical Habitat Designation (CHD) is the wrong tool for conserving polar bears.
Pew Calls for Plugging Gaps in Spill Response Planning WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Darkness, extreme weather and shifting sea ice could delay efforts to stop an oil well blowout in the U.S.
BARROW, Alaska, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- After the US Fish & Wildlife Service announced a plan to conduct a series of reviews of ANWR to determine if more areas should be designated as wilderness, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation joins Alaska's congressional delegation in opposing the move.
Melting sea ice in the southern Arctic Ocean has caused tens of thousands of walruses to come ashore in northwest Alaska.
During NASA's ICESCAPE voyage to the Arctic, scientists have been looking at the phytoplankton in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea -- how many, how big and at what depths they are found, but there are other ways of looking at these small life forms.
ICESCAPE, NASA's first oceanographic field campaign, is studying the physics, chemistry and biology of the ocean and ice within a changing Arctic.
NASAâ€™s first dedicated oceanographic field campaign goes to sea next week to take an up-close look at how changing conditions in the Arctic are affecting the oceanâ€™s chemistry and ecosystems that play a critical role in global climate change.
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