Ancient caribou hunting structure found beneath Lake Huron

Ancient caribou hunting structure found beneath Lake Huron

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 28 (UPI) -- Archaeologists have found an elaborate collection of prehistoric stone hunting structures under Lake Huron.
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Fossils show 'strange' marine mammals lived in pre-Ice Age Pacific

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Limited water predicted west of the Continental Divide

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Climate change, not human hunting, led to extinction of woolly mammoths

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Arctic shipping holds great promise for Asia

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More than 50 swimmers to attempt Bering Strait

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Gazprom sends LNG via arctic sea lane

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DNA shows North America/Europe relation

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Limbless swimmer completes feat

DIOMEDE, Alaska, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Frenchman Philippe Croizon, a quadruple amputee, successfully swam across the Bering Strait from the United States to Russia.

Increased shipping said a wildlife threat

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Russian ship cuts lane to Antarctica

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Ships supplying the U.S. base in Antarctica are relying on Russian icebreakers to provide shipping channels, with few available U.S. cutters, officials said.

Massive Bering Sea storm pounds Alaska

NOME, Alaska, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- One of the worst Bering Sea storms on record pounded Alaska Wednesday with high winds, blizzard conditions and coastal flooding, officials said.
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Bering Strait
Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon, a president of Universal Peace Fedration, speaks at the inaugural convention in Chiba, Japan on Oct 14, 2005.She proposed that a bridge be built across the Bering Strait in her inaugural address. (UPI Photo/Keizo Mori)

Coordinates: 66°0′N 169°0′W / 66°N 169°W / 66; -169

The Bering Strait (Russian: Берингов пролив, Beringov proliv), known to natives as Imakpik, is a sea strait between Cape Dezhnev, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia, the easternmost point (169°43'W) of the Asian continent and Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska, USA, the westernmost point (168°05'W) of the North American continent, with latitude of about 65°40'N, slightly south of the polar circle. The present US-Russia boundary in the strait, agreed to only by the USA, is 168°58'37"W. The name of this sea is sometimes spelled Behring in older books.

The Bering Strait has been the subject of scientific speculation that humans migrated from Asia to North America across a land bridge at a time when lower ocean levels–perhaps a result of glaciers locking up vast amounts of water–exposed a ridge beneath the ocean. This would have allowed humans to walk from Siberia to Alaska, thus populating North and South America (see History of the Americas).

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