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2006-07-19 15:00:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Only a lucky few are allowed each summer to get up close and personal with the McNeil River bears, but now they have a much bigger audience thanks to a remote camera trained on their every move. In something akin to the "Big Brother" reality television show, the camera pans the falls where the bears gather to brawl over salmon, cool off in the falls, sunbathe on the rocks and fatten up for the long, Alaska winter. The 114,400-acre McNeil River State Game Sanctuary in a...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
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