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Anchorage requests federal help to stop Spice crisis

...drug is not a crime, only a civil violation punishable by a $500 fine. It's difficult to outlaw because the chemical compounds in the drug can be easily changed to create new, legal varieties."It's enough of a public safety issue that...
On the Trails: What happens when animals eat poisons?

...Virtually every wild plant, and domestic ones as well, produce (or accumulate substances from the soil) chemical compounds that are poisonous to at least one kind of animal, and often to many species. Many, probably most, of these...
My Turn: Protecting Alaska through carbon sculpting

...and recombines those atoms as plant sugars. The plant can change those sugars into cellulose and starches. The chemical compound plant sugar is six carbon atoms, 12 hydrogen atoms and six oxygen atoms. When the plant completes this process...
Egan bill would 'close a loophole' in drug law

...Bill 66, would would remove a list of specific chemical compounds - including acetaminophen, caffeine and psuedoephedrine...controlled substance to contain one or more of the chemical compounds in order to meet the legal definition."What we...
Juneau scientists probing fisheries, marine ecosystem

...professors Sherry Tamone and Lisa Hoferkamp will look for the presence of PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ether), a chemical compound that accumulates up the food chain and may harm wildlife. Tamone said PBDEs can last a long time in the environment...
Northwest Digest

...testing revealed the presence of PCB, a hazardous chemical compound. The level of PCB contamination in the area varied...facilities could be the source of the PCBs. The chemical compound was used to insulate transformers and capacitors...
Danger of synthetic cannabinoids addressed at SB 17 hearing

...involved, and numerous DUI cases, all of which could not be prosecuted. "There are also health concerns with these chemical compounds," Messick said. "A number of very dangerous symptoms can be present, it doesn't depend on the amount consumed...
Crews clear streets after snow piles up as high as 19 inches in some parts of town

...snow over a period of time. The snowy weather, though, didn't tax supplies, such as "road salt," actually a chemical compound including a rust inhibitor, which the city uses during slicker, more icy conditions. "The more it snows, the...
Andrew Weil eats chocolate too of the richest sources of cell-protecting antioxidants of any foods. And it contains over 300 identifiable chemical compounds, including substances that help alleviate depression and suppress appetite. It is the chemical complexity of the...
Ocean acidifcation resolution needs support

...dioxide then mixes with the water molecules and becomes carbonic acids. These acids cause calcium carbonate, a chemical compound needed by crustaceans to develop healthy shells, to diminish. Ocean acidification has caused a 30 percent increase...


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