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A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

...administration on energy issues.ENVIRONMENT: Oklahoma's Jim Inhofe has called global warming the most media-hyped environmental issue and has criticized EPA regulations as undercutting business growth, a sharp contrast from current chair, Democratic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/republican-senate-means-changing-chairm
State
Company behind Mt. Polley disaster to open mine near Southeast Alaska

...said."We need to get people to be up in arms about this situation," Lynch said. "This is not strictly an environmental issue, it's an economic issue."? Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the amount...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08/company-behind-mt-polley-disaster-open-
Local
BP Teacher of Excellence essay

...outdoor camp that all of the third graders in my school attend in the spring. While there, we focus our learning on environmental issues, team building, and experiencing Alaskan wonders in new ways.But having fun in school does not mean that my...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-05-18/bp-teacher-excellence-essay
Neighbors
Juneau community members speak up

...Skilbred is the executive director of the Juneau Community Foundation."I've been involved in youth issues, environmental issues, but with my job I'm pretty much a generalist," Skilbred said. She said the council "seemed like an interesting...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-08/juneau-community-members-speak
Local
Gov. earmarks $35M for Juneau road

...issues with trying to build this road," said James Sullivan, the legislative organizer for SEACC. "They include environmental issues, safety concerns from going through 36 avalanche zones and sustainability issues like going along critical habitat...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-19/gov-earmarks-35m-juneau-road
Local
SE artists recognized with Rasmuson awards

...design work.? Tracy Anna Bader, a multi-media artist from Anchorage, will be creating awareness of critical environmental issues through a body of work using discarded plastic-based food packaging. Her project will culminate in exhibitions of her work...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-05-15/se-artists-recognized-rasmuson-awards
Art
Sitka Symposium is back among Alaska's summer literary events

...theme-based approach and interdisciplinary faculty, it aims to engage writers with contemporary social, cultural and environmental issues, and to consider the writer's role in effecting social change. And because its themes are of broad interest...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-26/sitka-symposium-back-among-alaskas-summer
Art
Noting tech needs, mining companies seek graphite

...Survey. But Chinese output that year was down 50 million metric tons from 2011 as the government closed mines for environmental issues and resource protection, according to the USGS.Also, the growth of China's steel industry has boosted its...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-28/noting-tech-needs-mining-companies-seek
State | AK legislature
Optimal Economic Policy for the Regulation of the Fishing Industry in Alaska

...markets. The revenue garnered from the tariffs could fund state research of the effects of overfishing and other environmental issues. Consequently, when there are higher levels of fishing, there would be subsequently higher levels of revenue...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-11-08/optimal-economic-policy-regulation-fi
Opinion
Fans of historic cutter say it may be contaminated

KODIAK - Fans of the historic cutter Storis are hoping an environmental issue can save the vessel from being cut up for scrap.KMXT-radio (http://bit.ly/1gWaP0U) reports historic preservations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-28/fans-historic-cutter-say-it-may-be-cont
State

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