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My Turn: Getting results for the Southeast

...believe them. Mark Begich was born and raised in Alaska. He has spent time throughout Southeast Alaska, making sure Alaska's coastal communities have new ports and harbors, hospitals, and roads. Please join me in keeping a bipartisan Alaska delegation that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-01/my-turn
Opinion
My Turn: A wake-up call in Alaska's waters

...sea change, threatening the fundamental health of ocean and coastal waters from pole to pole. And, as the new study indicates...reduce their populations. Of concern are Alaska's vulnerable coastal economies and highly valued ways of life. Alaska's fishing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-30/my-turn-wake-call-alaskas-waters
Opinion
Study says shellfish could be doomed

...energy costs, ocean acidification could be another hit, the research says.According to the NOAA, Alaska's high-latitude coastal waters are more vulnerable to acidification because cold water can absorb more carbon dioxide. Circulation patterns also bring...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-30/study-says-shellfish-could-be-doomed
State
Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

...energy costs, ocean acidification could be another hit, the research says.According to the NOAA, Alaska's high-latitude coastal waters are more vulnerable to acidification because cold water can absorb more carbon dioxide. Circulation patterns also bring...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-29/report-more-acidic-seawater-poses-risks
State
Comments sought on possible Arctic lease sale

...climate and lack of scientific information about the Arctic Ocean."The Beaufort and Chukchi Seas are central to life in coastal communities, provide important habitat for countless species of wildlife and play a vital role in regulating the world's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-27/comments-sought-possible-arctic-lease-s
State
Murkowski asks for change in FEMA rules for Juneau

...on the "one-size-fits-all" FEMA map, "by including protected shoreline in a category meant to apply to at-risk coastal cities," she said in a news release."The City and Borough of Juneau claim that they should be permitted to develop in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-23/murkowski-asks-change-fema-rules-juneau
Local
Uses for spill planning tool expanding

...expanded to most of the state with uses from coastal monitoring to art and education.The coastal mapping endeavor ShoreZone's Alaska debut...Slope.ShoreZone provides public access to a coastal map that includes several elements: high-resolution...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/uses-spill-planning-tool-expanding
State
Top 4 free things to do in Anchorage

...plenty of free things to do. Here are a few.TONY KNOWLES COASTAL TRAILThis is the gem of the city's extensive trail system...more than 120 miles (193 kilometers) of paved trails.The coastal trail is accessible from many points in downtown Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/top-4-free-things-do-anchorage
State
SHI aims to rebuild stocks to culturally, archaeologically indicated levels at historical locations

...High Potential for Using DNA from Ancient Herring Bones to Inform Modern Fisheries Management and Conservation" write, "Coastal First Nations report that herring consistently returned to the same bays to spawn every year and the archaeological record...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/shi-aims-rebuild-stocks-culturally-a
Outdoors
Shaktoolik building berm to guard against erosion

...of erosion is taking matters into its own hands, building a coastal berm as a line of defense against fall storm surges.Residents...limited funds, the mayor said.Transportation department coastal engineers Harvey Smith and Ruth Carter support the community's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-04/shaktoolik-building-berm-guard-against-
State

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