Porcupine River love

Porcupine River

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A river, about 720 km (450 mi) long, rising in northwest Yukon Territory, Canada, and flowing north then west to the Yukon River in northeast Alaska.

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Examples

  • The number of animals in the Porcupine River caribou herd has declined steadily at 3.5 per cent per year since 1989 -- from 178,000 animals to a low of 123,000 in 2001.

    Subhankar Banerjee: House Rhetoricians vs. Santa's Reindeers

  • To illustrate the extent to which caribou and reindeers are impacted by climate change, I'll briefly share with you the life cycle of the Porcupine River herd.

    Subhankar Banerjee: House Rhetoricians vs. Santa's Reindeers

  • The number of animals in the Porcupine River caribou herd has declined steadily at 3.5 per cent per year since 1989 -- from 178,000 animals to a low of 123,000 in 2001.

    Subhankar Banerjee: House Rhetoricians vs. Santa's Reindeers

  • To illustrate the extent to which caribou and reindeers are impacted by climate change, I'll briefly share with you the life cycle of the Porcupine River herd.

    Subhankar Banerjee: House Rhetoricians vs. Santa's Reindeers

  • Since 1988, the Gwich'in Steering Committee GSC has been fighting to protect the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the calving ground of the Porcupine River caribou herd from oil and gas drilling, as a human-rights issue.

    Subhankar Banerjee: House Rhetoricians vs. Santa's Reindeers

  • Since 1988, the Gwich'in Steering Committee GSC has been fighting to protect the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the calving ground of the Porcupine River caribou herd from oil and gas drilling, as a human-rights issue.

    Subhankar Banerjee: House Rhetoricians vs. Santa's Reindeers

  • The model drew on local knowledge and science-based research to assess the implications of a climate change scenario that assumed later break-up of ice on the Porcupine River, an important water-course for intercepting caribou during the autumn migration.

    Climate change impacts on Indigenous caribou systems of North America

  • Here, one can traverse the boreal forest of the Porcupine River plateau, wander north up the rolling taiga uplands, cross the rugged, glacier-capped Brooks Range, and follow any number of rivers across the tundra coastal plain to the lagoons, estuaries, and barrier islands of the Beaufort Seas coast, all without encountering an artifact of civilization.

    Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, United States

  • The study area was along the Porcupine River about 100 km north of the Arctic Circle and just east of the U.S.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Tragically for the native tribes, the 1002 area of the refuge is also the ancient calving grounds of the Porcupine River caribou, whose astonishing, meandering annual migration of 2,500 to 3,000 miles is the longest of any terrestrial mammal on the planet.

    Inside the Endangered Arctic Refuge

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