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2011-02-09 12:35:00

The U.S. 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. Agency spokesman Bruce Wood said the walrus will be added to the "warranted but precluded" list, which is a designation under the Endangered Species Act that allows delays in listing if the agency is making progress listing other species and does not have...

2009-12-07 15:14:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal Minerals Management Service today gave the green light to Shell Oil's plan to drill exploratory wells in the ecologically rich waters of the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast next summer. "We are very concerned because drilling for oil runs the risk of devastating spills in a sensitive marine ecosystem already stressed by dramatic climate change," said Marilyn Heiman, director of the Pew Environment Group's U.S. Arctic...

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2009-07-18 07:40:00

Hunters from Wainwright say that there is something big and strange floating through the Chukchi Sea between Wainwright and Barrow in the Arctic.  The hunters first spotted the thing sometime early last week.  According to Gordon Brower with the North Slope Borough's Planning and Community Services Department, whatever it is, it is thick, dark and "gooey" and is drifting for miles in the cold Arctic waters. Brower and other borough officials joined with the U.S. Coast Guard and...

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2009-04-21 09:35:00

Royal Dutch Shell's Alaska manager said the company still intends to develop a major new source of production in the Arctic waters off the Alaskan coast despite last week's decision from an appeals court in Washington, D.C. that ruled such activity to be illegal. "We still have every intention of pursuing a drilling program in the Beaufort and the Chukchi," Pete Slaiby, general manager of Shell in Alaska, told the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. The court ruling on Friday overturned the...

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2008-07-10 10:33:23

In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, two environmental groups are demanding a reversal of regulations passed last month giving permission to oil companies working in the Chukchi Sea to disturb the polar bears and walrus that live there. Filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Pacific Environment, the lawsuit hopes to overturn a ruling reached by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month which allows "incidental takes" of native animals to the region. The regulations, which are set to...

2008-07-10 09:00:41

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the Bush administration's decision to let oil companies unintentionally harass or harm polar bears and walruses off the northwestern Alaska coast. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Anchorage claims that federal officials violated laws designed to protect the animals and their sensitive habitat in the Arctic waters of the Chukchi Sea. "These regulations set the parameters for how oil...

2006-04-17 02:05:00

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British adventurer Karl Bushby is to appeal against a court order deporting him from Russia and wrecking his plan to walk from South America to Britain, the Interfax news agency reported on Monday. The court in the remote eastern Chukotka region ruled laast week that Bushby had broken the law by failing to get a stamp in his passport when he stumbled onto Russian soil after walking from Alaska across the treacherous ice of the Bering Strait. "On Wednesday or...

2006-04-14 04:33:40

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court ruled on Friday that a British man attempting to walk around the world should be deported from Russia for breaking border rules, Russian television reported. Former paratrooper Karl Bushby and Dimitri Kieffer, a U.S. citizen who helped Bushby cross the Bering Strait, will be deported from Russia and will have to pay a fine of 2,000 roubles, the court in the remote Chukotka peninsula ruled. The two men were detained on April 1 in the freezing wilds...

2006-04-14 04:50:00

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW -- 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. Former paratrooper Karl Bushby was detained on April 1 in the freezing wilds of the Chukotka peninsula after walking across the frozen Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska in the United States. The court in the settlement of Lavrentiya fined Bushby and Dimitri Kieffer, an American who helped him cross the...

2006-04-04 07:40:41

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Briton attempting to complete an unbroken walk around the world has been detained by Russian border guards after crossing the frozen Bering Strait, officials said on Tuesday. Former paratrooper Karl Bushby was stopped with American Dimitri Kieffer on April 1 on the remote Chukotka peninsula after a perilous two-week journey across the ice bridge between Russia and Alaska. "The two foreigners were spotted and detained by border guards," RIA news agency quoted...


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2007-01-23 14:12:57

Walruses are large semi-aquatic mammals that live in the cold Arctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are 6 populations in the arctic and 2 or 3 subspecies exist. The Pacific walrus is slightly larger, with males weighing up to 4,180 lb (1,900 kg), but Atlantic males top out at 3,500 lb (1,600 kg). The walrus should not be confused with the elephant seal. Walruses are members of the order Carnivora and suborder (or alternatively super family) Pinnipedia. They are the only members in...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.