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Scientists ask Obama to protect old growth forest

More than 75 U.S. and Canadian scientists have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking for a policy to preserve what remains of America's old-growth forest.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-25/scientists-ask-obama-protect-old-growth
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Video from polar bear's neck cam shows life on ice

ANCHORAGE - The first video of life on Arctic sea ice from a polar bear point of view has been released by the U.S. Geological Survey.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-08/video-polar-bears-neck-cam-shows-life-i
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Village sues feds to open road in refuge

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska village sued the U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday after it rejected a road through a national wildlife refuge that could improve access to emergency flights at a nearby all-weather airport.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-05/village-sues-feds-open-road-refuge
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Pavlof Volcano's alert level is lowered to orange

ANCHORAGE - Rumblings under Alaska's Pavlof Volcano have diminished, but scientists are keeping an eye on the state's most active volcano in case it sends up another ash cloud.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-04/pavlof-volcanos-alert-level-lowered-ora
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EPA asks Alaska to cut carbon emissions 26 percent

ANCHORAGE - Alaska state officials will study a federal plan to lower carbon pollutant emissions before weighing in on its effects, according to a Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner spokesman.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-03/epa-asks-alaska-cut-carbon-emissions-26
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Rain, cool temps slow wildfire growth

ANCHORAGE - Temperatures in the low 50s and continued light rain have allowed firefighters on the 286-square mile Funny River Fire to go on the offensive, a spokesman said Wednesday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-29/rain-cool-temps-slow-wildfire-growth
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Wildfires grow in southcentral Alaska

ANCHORAGE - A fire in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge grew to 31 square miles Wednesday and poured smoke into Soldotna and Kasilof but caused no known damage to structures, fire officials said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-22/wildfires-grow-southcentral-alaska
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Scientists ask Obama to protect old growth forest

ANCHORAGE - More than 75 U.S. and Canadian scientists have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking for a policy to preserve what remains of America's old-growth forest. The scientists include two former chiefs of the U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/scientists-ask-obama-protect-old-growth
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Groups seek protection of yellow cedar trees

ANCHORAGE - Four conservation groups have petitioned the Interior Department to list an iconic Alaska tree as threatened or endangered because of climate change.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/groups-seek-protection-yellow-cedar-tre
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Groups file lawsuit for listing of rare wolf

Three conservation groups have sued to force a federal agency to decide whether a rare Alaska wolf should be listed as endangered.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-11/groups-file-lawsuit-listing-rare-wolf
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