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Alaska governor candidates talk fish at debate

...over 100 people working on getting information as to why fisheries are declining - the salmon in particular - in the marine environment, with 36 projects ongoing," Parnell said. "That is incredibly necessary to sustain our fisheries for the years to come...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-29/alaska-governor-candidates-talk-fish-de
State
Letter to the Editor: Bad assumptions make bad decisions on timber

The Department of Agriculture's undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment recently offered an opinion that the timber industry in Southeast Alaska should accept a forced transition to a young-growth...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-28/letter-editor-bad-assumptions-make-ba
Letters
My Turn: Board of Regents made independent decision on president's retention incentive

...President Gamble brings to the job. The university is an established and largely successful institution operating in an environment undergoing dramatic change nationwide, with increasing emphasis on effectiveness and outcomes. With 16 different campuses...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-28/my-turn-board-regents-made-independen
Opinion
My Turn: It's your state, Alaskans. Protect it.

...that the science is not groundless. They simply cannot operate a mine of this magnitude without impacting the salmon or the environment. My country was recently devastated by the Mount Polley Mine (a mine 10 times smaller than Pebble Mine) disaster in British...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-27/my-turn-its-your-state-alaskans-prote
Opinion
Group meeting to aid in Tongass transition

...is natural that this is being done in Southeast Alaska because all of us who live here are so connected with the natural environment and the resources it provides."There are 15 members of the Tongass Advisory Committee. The group represents interested...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/group-meeting-aid-tongass-transition
State
Canadian company eyes new mine in Alaska

...The breach at the Mt. Polley Mine spilled millions of gallons of waste into pristine forest and waters.Ucore director of environment Randy MacGillivray said he remains optimistic the company will be able to obtain permits, despite the recent breach of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/canadian-company-eyes-new-mine-alaska
State
Around Town for Monday, Aug. 25

...Toastmasters, noon-1 p.m., Federal Building, fifth floor conference room, Room 541. Public invited. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Velja, 321-4988. Free tours, 1 p.m. every weekday, NOAA Fisheries...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-25/around-town-monday-aug-25
Local
My Turn: Alaska turns to young growth forests

...conserve the Tongass while securing jobs and opportunities for the people and communities that depend upon it.? Robert Bonnie is the undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment, United States Department of Agriculture.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-alaska-turns-young-growth-for
Opinion
Living and Growing: Self-care

...gratitude for all those who created and maintain the labyrinth, and for the opportunity to practice self-care in this amazing environment that I am so blessed to live in. Self-care; I highly recommend it.? Pat Mclear is a member of the Juneau Unitarian...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-24/living-and-growing-self-care
Neighbors
My Turn: What's the moral of the story when it comes to Pebble?

...made in other places, and not trade away our precious clean water and our salmon. Thank the EPA for doing its job, and be thankful to live in a society that values both the environment and the rule of law.Jan ConitzAnchorage, Alaska

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-19/my-turn-whats-moral-story-when-it-com
Opinion

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