Quantcast

Latest Chukchi sea Stories

fd1fe6b236a162ae8a874fee7ae586191
2007-11-07 12:15:00

Endangered humpback and fin whales swam hundreds of miles north of their usual habitat this summer in what environmentalists say is another sign of the effects of global warming and the shifting Arctic ecosystem.

970ffc87f45fec0f58b9799795cf88bd1
2006-06-20 07:35:00

Whaling plays a central role in the Inupiat Eskimo culture. Every spring, whaling crews head out onto the thawing ice to catch a bowhead whale. Subsistence hunting is also a financial necessity for many residents in the northern reaches of Alaska.

9ff75d9126d185692b2862e896174ce71
2006-06-09 09:00:00

Migratory geese and ducks, staples of the Inupiat Eskimo diet, are also among the 33 priority birds targeted by the U.S. government for its avian flu surveillance program in Alaska, a crossroads for wild birds from Asia.

2006-04-14 04:50:00

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - A court in Russia's remote far east ruled on Friday that a Briton trying to walk 36,000 miles around the world should be deported for breaking border rules.

5794ab1539124db25f92c3e69cd203581
2005-09-29 00:35:00

Sinking villages perched on thawing permafrost, an explosion of timber-chewing insect populations, record wildfires and shrinking sea ice are among the most obvious and jarring signs that Alaska is getting warmer as the global climate changes, scientists say. Atmospheric temperatures in the remote state have risen 3.6 to 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit over the past five decades.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.