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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river flowing about 3,218 km (2,000 mi) from southern Yukon Territory, Canada, through Alaska to the Bering Sea. It was a major route to the Klondike during the gold rush of 1897-1898.

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  • n. a North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering Sea


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  • The Yukon River, which is farther north, runs from the east toward the west.

    Stories of American Life and Adventure

  • Latour attempted to correct him, agreeing that they do sometimes swim downstream, but the Yukon River was a bit out of the way for a seal. News

  • Mackey was the ninth musher into this, the last of the Yukon River checkpoint before the race turns overland on the portage to Unalakleet on the Bering Sea. Defending Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey Concedes 2011 Race

  • Veterinarians worried they bordered on being too thin, an observation that intensified the scrutiny the 26-year-old experienced in each successive checkpoint along the Yukon River to Kaltag, and from there, overland to Unalakleet and then along the coast of Norton Sound. Iditarod Dogs on the Edge

  • Or, if you want a subtler smoke and a smaller fish, try the lustrous smoked Bering cisco that is fished in the northern waters of the Yukon River and available at select Wegmans $15 a pound,

    Holy Smokeds

  • I have been in mosquito swarms in beaver meadows in northern Michigan, in wetlands in Canada, and near Alaska's Yukon River.

    A bear hug for Mother Russia

  • Also, extremely low returns to the Yukon River make survival of the Alaskan and Canadian indigenous peoples dependent on the abundance of migrating salmonids precarious.

    Fisheries and aquaculture in the North Pacific (Bering Sea)

  • Pacific salmon, a large amount of which comes from the Bristol Bay and Yukon River areas, had a Bering Sea catch value of between US$ 122 million (2001) and US$ 179 million (2000) [175].

    Fisheries and aquaculture in the North Pacific (Bering Sea)

  • Mother Jones 'special issue previewing the Copenhagen climate conference ( "Climate Countdown," November/December 2009) was full of compelling stories about what's at stake in international climate negotiations -- none moreso than Ted Genoways' article on the Yukon River and one man's race to keep it from reclaiming the Alaskan frontier.

    Scott Dodd: Best Environmental Journalism of 2009

  • In northwestern North America, studies of the Tanana River (1917 – 2000) [35] and the Yukon River (1896 – 1998) [36] indicate that the average date of breakup has advanced by approximately 5 d/100 yr.

    River and lake ice in the Arctic


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