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Tobacco is target of new antismoking push in Legislature

...The junk science, that's what I'm particularly afraid of," he said. "Because we see it all the time in environmental issues. I mean, global warming is nonsense and yet people throw those statistics around like they're absolute hardcore...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/tobacco-target-new-antismoking-push-leg
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Mining disasters must end with Mount Polley

...premature, and ignores the history of transboundary engagement and co-operation between our jurisdictions on environmental issues associated with mining. The environmental assessment process for the recently approved Kerr Sulphurets Mitchell...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-24/my-turn-mining-disasters-must-end-mou
Opinion
Empire Editorial: The Case for Susitna Dam

...favor of the dam. If habitat protection was the environmental issue of the 20th century, climate change and ocean acidification are the environmental issues of the 21st century. Alaskans are successfully...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-02/empire-editorial-case-susitna-dam
Opinion
EPA offers three Northwest grants of up to $91,000 for environmental awareness, stewardship

...hands-on environmental stewardship projects based on student interests, cultural considerations, and local environmental issues or concerns.The EPA Northwest office expects to award three grants, each worth $91,000, for which Alaskan...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/epa-offers-three-northwest-grants-91
Outdoors
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
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

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