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Alaska Science Forum: Life on ice at the top of the world

...hut near the Arctic Ocean saw blocks of sea ice bulldozing their way onto shore. Winds shoved more ice until the mass towered above them and started dripping water through a ventilation hole. The father urged his family outside just before a slab fell on...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/alaska-science-forum-life-ice-top-wo
Outdoors
Thane no home for the homeless

...property off Thane Road, Hlavacek and Gailliot have moved four times in the course of three weeks.A decade ago, the spot above South Franklin Street known as "The Hill" was a prime location for long-term homeless camps. Some transients had lived...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-27/thane-no-home-homeless
Local
Bush Caucus hears need for water, sewer work in rural Alaska

...Department of Environmental Conservation's Village Safe Water program.Funding for such projects has leveled off at just above $60 million per year, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium's David Beveridge said. That money comes from a mix of state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/bush-caucus-hears-need-water-sewer-work
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The folly of Chenault's federal land grab

...in accordance with the Act, this legislation, if passed, would demand the federal government turn over 165 million acres above and beyond those.To understand what Chennault might be thinking, I looked into the Utah land bill. Like theirs, his bill...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-27/moniak-column-folly-chenaults-federal
Opinion
Off the Beaten Path: To extinction and back, the shaggy saga of the muskox

...first day of a nearly month-long ski traverse of the eastern Brooks Range. My partner and I spotted a herd on a snowy bluff above the frozen Ribdon River. The animals' breath in the cold (the ambient temperature was hovering around -50) turned into...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/beaten-path-extinction-and-back-shag
Outdoors
Local sports calendar for Friday, Feb. 27

...Invitational.CYCLINGAway, 11 a.m., Tour de Skagway, 24K Road Race (down and up) between Canadian Customs and U.S. Customs above Skagway. Experts will do four repeats for 96K, Sport is 72K, Novice is 24K and Child is 12K.Away, 4 p.m., Tour de...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-27/local-sports-calendar-friday-feb-27
Sports
Myrna Rae Orme Kinyon

...Seattle and Natasha of Bellingham, WA and three granddaughters; Chenoa, Sara, and Tessa. Myrna loved and cared for her family above all.Myrna's other passions included traveling and her career in early childhood education. Myrna completed her undergraduate...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174015113
Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air

WASHINGTON - Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild.A new study in the journal Nature demonstrates...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/scientists-witness-carbon-dioxide-trapp
State
Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air

WASHINGTON - Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild.A new study in the journal Nature demonstrates...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/scientists-witness-carbon-dioxide-trapp
State
Cruz steps into power-hitting role with Mariners

...that Cruz can provide the punch at DH that the Mariners missed in 2014, when Kendrys Morales and Corey Hart each barely hit above .200 and combined for only 13 homers and 45 RBIs.Cruz, coming off a 2013 season in which he was given a 50-game drug suspension...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-26/cruz-steps-power-hitting-role-mariners
Sports

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