Alaska and Hawaii

"As Walrus Arrive, Alaska Village Tells Visitors To Stay Away"

"A remote village on Alaska's northwest coast has begun a reverse tourism campaign. Residents want visitors to stay away. Pacific walrus by the thousands in recent years have come ashore in early fall near the Inupiat village of Point Lay, including about 6,000 last week, and people have dropped in, hoping to see a marine mammal phenomenon brought on by climate change and disappearing summer sea ice in the Chukchi Sea."

Source: AP, 10/12/2016

"Obama Expands Hawaii Marine Reserve In Final Push On Climate"

"U.S. President Barack Obama will dramatically expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii on Friday, the White House said, an action that will ban commercial fishing from more than 582,500 sq miles (1.5 million sq km) of the Pacific Ocean."

Source: Reuters, 08/26/2016

"Warming Climate Expected To Squeeze Out Arctic Bird Habitat"

"Many species of shorebirds that migrate to the Arctic each year to breed their young will lose substantial amounts of their summer habitat to climate change, and the biggest losses in the coming decades will be in Alaska and neighboring parts of Russia, new research concludes."

Source: Alaska Dispatch News, 08/08/2016


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