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Big game officials announced of opening hunting season of musk oxen. Owing to warm temperatures, the ice sheets start melting and enter into the Bering Sea. When the oxen get stuck on the ice, they either starve or drown.   Hunting season of musk oxen is starting, said Big game officials. The hunting has been allowed for a reason, which is due to unusual warm temperatures, the ice sheets start melting and drift into the Bering Sea. If the herds get stuck in them then they meet one of the two fates, starve t

Big game officials announced of opening hunting season of musk oxen. Owing to warm temperatures, the ice sheets start melting and enter into the Bering Sea. When the oxen get stuck on the ice, they either starve or drown.

Therefore, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said on Thursday... read more

US, Alaska dropping remaining judicial action against Exxon for Valdez spill

On Wednesday, the US and Alaska state officials announced that they will no longer ask for an extra $92 million from Exxon Mobil Corp. to pay for environmental cleanup and restoration that stemmed from the huge Exxon Valdez oil spill roughly 30 years ago.

The state of Alaska and the US... read more

Shell says it would stop exploration off the coast of Alaska ‘for foreseeable future’

On Monday, Royal Dutch Shell announced that it is going stop exploration off the coast of Alaska ‘for the foreseeable future’. The decision has been taken after the Burger J well drilled by the company this summer showed disappointing results.

According to the company, the well ‘... read more

New Find Can Alter Historical Perception of Ice Age Humans and Salmons

A team of researchers in Alaska have found the earliest known evidence that Ice Age humans in North America used to deepen on salmon as a food source. The findings of the study were published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The researchers, after analysis... read more

First Nations had developed more sophisticated techniques to manage clam gardens

Researchers from Simon Fraser University have discovered an expansive system of historic clam gardens along the Pacific Northwest coast. The new findings of the team question the long-held beliefs about First Nations as heedless hunter-gatherers as the research team has found some very... read more

Alaskans Criticize New proposal to protect 12 Million Acres of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

On Sunday, President Obama surprised the governor and made Alaska's congressional delegation angry with a proposal to ban energy exploration on 12 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to be designated as wilderness and this proves that Alaska does not matter to Washington, some... read more

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