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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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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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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 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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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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High tunnels extend growing season

PALMER - Stephanie and Jim Gaiser take their cues for living from the Bible and say that when God created man, he put him in a garden. "That was his first line of work," Stephanie Gaiser said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-01/high-tunnels-extend-growing-season
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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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Washington climber dies descending Mount McKinley

ANCHORAGE - A Washington state climber has died descending Mount McKinley after falling down a hard-packed stretch of mountain that has claimed 11 other lives.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-11/washington-climber-dies-descending-moun
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NTSB seeks review of air operators

ANCHORAGE - Two fatal crashes of Alaska commuter aircraft and five other accidents or incidents have led the National Transportation Safety Board to recommend a comprehensive safety audit of the company that provides most commuter air service within the state.The NTSB announced Thursday an "urgent safety recommendation" that the Federal Aviation Administration review of the businesses operating under HoTH Inc. to check for regulatory compliance and operational safety.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-02/ntsb-seeks-review-air-operators
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Candidates speak at middle school forum

ANCHORAGE - Statewide political candidates Wednesday got a chance to say how they would shape the future for Alaskans who won't even be able to vote for at least four years.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-01/candidates-speak-middle-school-forum
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