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Little oil, no impact: Officials say Auke Bay unfazed by Feb. 22 spill

...according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation."Our primary concern is protecting the safety of the environment and mitigating any potential damage," said Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow. "We want to be as thorough as...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/little-oil-no-impact-officials-say-a
Outdoors
Lecture: Why are chinook declining?

...research initiative; stock assessment focusing on the Taku and Chilkat rivers; life history and stock assessment in the marine environment; and management in Northern Southeast Alaska, focusing on the upcoming 2015 season.The talk, entitled "Chinook Salmon...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/lecture-why-are-chinook-declining
Outdoors
Becoming outdoorsy

...You can always learn new skills and build on previous knowledge. It's a great chance to interact with women in a safe environment and learn new outdoors skills."? Contact Juneau Empire outdoors writer Mary Catharine Martin at maryc.martin@juneauempire...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/becoming-outdoorsy
Outdoors
Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

...imports.The council's study acknowledges a host of special challenges to drilling in the Arctic, including the sensitive environment, the need to respect the customs and traditions of indigenous peoples living there, harsh weather and sea ice.But the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/oil-council-shale-wont-last-arctic-dril
State
Sullivan talks states' rights, AKLNG

...working on it ... with some of my Democratic colleagues, what we need to be able to do, without cutting corners on the environment, is be able to expedite the permitting and regulatory requirements of the gas line. If we're able to cut one to two to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/sullivan-talks-states-rights-aklng
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: On the topic of transboundary mines, a response to Mr. Bill Bennett

...C. that have not done good things for the surrounding environment. The concern from Alaskans stems simply from the desire...the ocean. Robert McCandless, a mining specialist with Environment Canada, has said "there are huge areas devoid of life...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-22/empire-editorial-topic-transboundary-
Opinion
Feds track seabird loss in North Pacific waters

...such as salmon has booms and busts in population corresponding to natural cycles in the environment."The animals are responsive to changes in the environment," he said.The more worrisome issue is global warming that could supersede decadal...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-20/feds-track-seabird-loss-north-pacifi
Outdoors
Around town for Monday, March 23

...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. Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Juneau Senior Center...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-23/around-town-monday-march-23
Local
Feds eye oil, gas drilling off East Coast, Alaska, Gulf

...2016.At a public hearing Wednesday in Atlantic City, New Jersey, environmentalists said an oil spill could devastate the environment and economies in states where tens of millions of people live."If something happens to an offshore windmill, a pelican...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/feds-eye-oil-gas-drilling-east-coast-al
State
My Turn: Pot should be as 'public' as alcohol

...should be allowed to smoke marijuana on their front porch, just as those over 21 are allowed to sip a beer in a similar environment and enjoy the moment without persecution. People should not be required to forfeit their privacy rights on their private...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-22/my-turn-pot-should-be-public-alcohol
Opinion

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