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Swimming to altitude

...Blueberry bushes will whap you in the face, Devil's Club and Salmonberry will rip shallow cuts into your skin, and Alder branches will force you into a crawl at times. If you feel a sudden sharp burning you have probably encountered some Stinging Nettle...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-03/swimming-altitude
Sports
Greek PM defiant as banks shut

...Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs...have ATM cards rushing to closed bank branches."I came here at 4 a.m. because I...100 retirees waiting outside the main branch of the National Bank of Greece in the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-30/greek-pm-defiant-banks-shut
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Greece in the red as bailout ends

...completely cut off from any cash as they do not have bank cards.The finance ministry said it would open about 1,000 bank branches across the country for three days beginning Wednesday to allow pensioners without bank cards to make withdrawals. But the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-01/greece-red-bailout-ends
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Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture

...permission.With many elderly Greeks unable to access any money without bank cards, the government said about 1,000 bank branches would open for three days starting Wednesday to give them access to some cash.But a seeming last-minute decision to serve...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/greece-proceeds-vote-plan-creditors-r
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On the Trails: My, what a nice tree top you have!

...produces a particular hormone that suppresses growth in the branches below, most effectively in the branches nearest the leader. The effect dwindles to negligible on the lowermost branches. Voila! - a conical top to the tree.This phenomenon...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-19/trails-my-what-nice-tree-top-you-hav
Outdoors
Photos: Northern Edge

Thousands of service members from all the branch services including active duty, Reserve and National Guard units participated in Exercise Northern Edge, which ended Friday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/photo-northern-edge
State
On the Trails: Parasitic flowering plants live off the roots of others

...may have noticed the "witches brooms" of gnarly, tangled branches that are the result of a mistletoe infection. The mistletoe...yards or more. Because they are sticky, they adhere to other branches or trunks and start new infections. This species has been...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-25/trails-parasitic-flowering-plants-li
Outdoors
Alaska Airlines turning to tree power

...Washington State University are teaming up to explore the use of biofuels made from forest residuals, such as tree limbs and branches leftover from forest harvests, to power aircraft.Alaska Airlines is hoping to hold a demonstration flight sometime next...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-03/alaska-airlines-turning-tree-power
Local
Military conducting large exercise over the state

...nearly 200 military aircraft are taking part in an annual training exercise.Nearly 6,000 military members from all four branches of the military are taking part in Northern Edge 2015, which includes naval exercises in the Gulf of Alaska and some operations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-24/military-conducting-large-exercise-over
State
Alaska Science Forum: The northern boreal bird nursery

...beaks to his camera lens. Near a nest in a tangle of spruce branches, the mother chips from a neighboring tree. If the four in...Chandalar Lake reads minus 48, the warblers will be hopping branches in the steamy mangrove jungles of Panama. ? Ned Rozell is...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-19/alaska-science-forum-northern-boreal
Outdoors

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