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Rio's Olympic waterways full of trash and sewage

...below the surface.Ecology professor Ricardo Freitas knows all too well the risks. As part of his work with a conservation group trying to save Rio's besieged urban caimans, Freitas regularly wades in and wrestles the reptiles onto shore...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-21/rios-olympic-waterways-full-trash-and-
Sports
Head of Southeast's largest conservation group resigns

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council announced the resignation of its executive director Thursday. Lindsey Ketchel has worked for SEACC since December 2008. The organization was founded in 1970 and recently has been active in petitioning the U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-05/head-southeasts-largest-conservation-gr
State
60 possible new species found in Suriname forest

...frogs and 11 fish that are among 60 creatures that may be new species, a tropical ecologist with a U.S.-based conservation group said Thursday.Trond Larsen, with the nonprofit research and advocacy organization Conservation International...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-04/60-possible-new-species-found-suriname-
State
My Turn: Communities support fishing - and vice versa

...possible. And there are many challenges to come. I think it is important to support fishing organizations and marine conservation groups that promote good management and healthy habitats. There are long established fishing organizations in coastal communities...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-18/my-turn-communities-support-fishing-a
Opinion
Study: Wind farms killed 67 eagles in 5 years

...figure was much lower than other causes of eagle deaths. The group said it was working with the government and conservation groups to find ways to reduce eagle casualties.Still, the scientists said their figure is likely to be "substantially...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-12/study-wind-farms-killed-67-eagles-5-yea
State
For Alaskans, orca film might stir memories of '80s-era controversy

...other visitors.There are 45 captive orcas in the US, according to statistics published by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation group. Twenty-two of those whales are held by SeaWorld, which has parks in California, Texas and Florida. Thirteen...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-08-15/alaskans-orca-film-might-stir-memories-80
Art
First full cruise season under new rules starts

...healthy, and we need the cruise industry to do its part," said Michael LeVine, Pacific senior counsel for the conservation group Oceana. He likened the industry's complains to "having a houseguest who leaves all of his trash in your yard...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-01/first-full-cruise-season-under-new-rule
State
Timber industry sues to lift shutdown ban

...River, Ore.; and South Bay Timber LLC, a California-based company that logs in Oregon.Andy Stahl of the conservation group Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics said the lawsuit had little chance of success in light of an Oct...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-16/timber-industry-sues-lift-shutdown-ban
State
Conservationists celebrate delay of Big Thorne sale

...Prince of Wales Island.Austin Williams, the Alaska forest program manager for Trout Unlimited, said that while conservation groups like his are happy with the delay of the sale, it's only one of the major timber sales that they are concerned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/conservationists-celebrate-delay-big-th
State
Judge upholds approval of Shell's Arctic oil spill plans

...the Beaufort and Chukchi seas by the department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, or BSEE.Conservation groups sued last year, arguing the approvals violated the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-07/judge-upholds-approval-shells-arctic-oi
State

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