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Walrus populations may need protection

...dynamics. Taylor said the analysis will be brought more up to date.Pacific walrus are generally found in the Bering or Chukchi seas, depending on the time of year, and use coastal haul-outs. They are notoriously difficult to count because they...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/by-becky-bohrer/2014-09-09/walrus-populations-may-ne
Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

...to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Anchorage calls for two drilling vessels to operate simultaneously in the Chukchi Sea rather than one in the Chukchi and one in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north Coast.The presence of two vessels...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-28/shell-files-revised-arctic-offshore-
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...pay an $8 million fine rather than build a pipeline that would have moved treated wastewater past a village to the Chukchi Sea.The decision stems from a 2008 settlement for alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act. The agreement required...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2014-06-07
Fairbanks flight opens unmanned aircraft test site

...country's history took place last September when ConocoPhillips used a UAS to survey its offshore oil leases in the Chukchi Sea.Elwood Brehmer can be reached at elwood.brehmer@alaskajournal.com.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-05/fairbanks-flight-opens-unmanned-airc
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Shell looks for silver linings in decision to cancel 2014 drill season

...partly drilled in 2012, one in the Chukchi Sea and one in the Beaufort Sea.Shell's...statement, or EIS, for the 2008 Chukchi Sea lease sale.It will take time...Continental Shelf lease sale in the Chukchi Sea. Shell and other companied bid...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-02/shell-looks-for-silver-linings-in-de
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Refuge Notebook: Counting moose with drones? Maybe sooner than you think

...feasibility of using UAS to monitor marine mammal population dynamics and ice conditions near proposed drilling sites in the Chukchi Sea. Typically these missions are executed by aircraft flying up to 200 miles offshore. This type of commercial testing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-02-06/refuge-notebook-counting-moose-w
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Shell suspends Arctic operations for 2014

...Argentina."Still, Shell's Arctic misadventures stand out.After purchasing licenses for $2.1 billion in the Chukchi sea off Alaska's coast in 2008, Shell began preliminary drilling in the summer of 2012.But it was unable to get far...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-30/shell-suspends-arctic-operations-for
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More questions than answers for oil and gas in 2014

...be allowed - to proceed with a Chukchi Sea exploration program now proposed...program for renewed drilling in the Chukchi Sea.Another question to follow in...previously made, Burger in the Chukchi Sea and Siivuk in the Beaufort, the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-06/more-questions-than-answers-for-oil-
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Noting Alaska's role, Hagel unveils first U.S. Arctic strategy

...Bureau of Ocean Energy Management James Kendall said the Interior Department agency has lease sales planned for the Chukchi Sea in 2016 and for the Beaufort Sea in 2017. In total, more than 125 million acres in the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-04/noting-alaskas-role-hagel-unveils-fi
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Polar bear takes wild election at Alaska Zoo

...605 votes.Ahpun, 14, has been at the zoo since she was 3 months old. She was found orphaned near Point Lay on the Chukchi Sea coast about 700 miles northwest of Anchorage.She weighs about 700 pounds but isn't the biggest bear in her own cage...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2012-11-08/polar-bear-takes-wild-election-a
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