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Vol. 13, No. 40 Week of October 05, 2008
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Watching for polar bears on North Slope

Shrinking ice may cause more bears to move onshore; specialists handle encounters and survey for den locations ahead of work

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

The U.S. Department of the Interiorís decision to list the polar bear as a threatened species has focused world attention on this spectacular Arctic animal. But to what extent is the shrinking area of Arctic Sea ice changing the animalís habits and what steps can be taken to avoid bear disturbance? ....

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