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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
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
Got unwanted musk oxen? Try bear urine to ward them off

...Alaska wildlife officials have turned to an unusual source in efforts to persuade a herd of musk oxen to leave this Bering Sea coastal town for good.Bear urine.Some suspect the large shaggy animals are seeking refuge in Nome because of brown bears, Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-04/got-unwanted-musk-oxen-try-bear-urine-w
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
Alaska's military sites vulnerable to climate change

...Those locations have seen problems associated with climate change that include increased wildfires preventing training, coastal erosion threatening equipment and melting permafrost making road travel in some areas difficult, the GAO report says. The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-07/alaskas-military-sites-vulnerable-clima
State
FCC rule change reveals political ad sales

...executive told the Empire. "It's probably in the neighborhood of about four times the volume of the 2010 election year," Coastal Television's Chief Operating Officer Scott Centers said of the amount of ads reserved this year. He added that political...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-06/fcc-rule-change-reveals-political-ad-sa
State
7.9 quake in Aleutians spawns small tsunami

...earthquake near Alaska's Aleutian Islands triggered a tsunami warning Monday, but only small waves measuring several inches hit coastal communities.The National Tsunami Warning Center canceled all tsunami warnings late Monday afternoon, about four hours after...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-24/79-quake-aleutians-spawns-small-tsunami
State
My Turn: Too many jobs, not enough Alaskans

...Alaska are a critical economic driver for dozens of Alaskan coastal communities, providing markets and jobs for Alaskans, and...capacity is good business for us, for other businesses and for coastal communities. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich recognize...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-02/my-turn-too-many-jobs-not-enough-alas
Opinion

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