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Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...local author Dick Callahan in honor of Earth Day, April 22. The titles below reflect what he considers to be landmark environmental books. "Sand County Almanac" by Aldo Leopold (1949)Whenever there's a blow-up on "predator control" everyone...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/five-good-reads-earth-day
Art
Jordan Creek not so weak?

...organization board member Amy Sumner said.The creek, in the Mendenhall Valley, has been on the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation's impaired waterway list since 1998 because of low levels of oxygen and high levels of sediment and debris...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-18/jordan-creek-not-so-weak
Local
Songbirds, tourism talks

...5 p.m. in the Glacier View room at the Egan classroom wing at the Juneau campus, Kristin Timm, a professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will discuss the "Nature-based tourism and environmental change in Juneau."

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-18/songbirds-tourism-talks
Outdoors
Tourism expected to hold the line in 2014

...based on fewer available cruise openings caused by some of the lines adjusting their schedules from last year because of Environmental Protection Agency regulations."When (the cruise companies) were making their decisions for 2014 we still had the cloud...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/tourism-expected-hold-line-2014
State | Local
Mercury in Fishes Study Released, Measurable Levels Detected in Alaska National Parks

...and Preserve and Lake Clark National Park and Preserve exceeded thresholds recommended by both the State of Alaska and the Environmental Protection Agency for unlimited human consumption by women and children.State of Alaska human consumption thresholds start...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-18/mercury-fishes-study-released-measur
Outdoors
Stop "The Road" from moving forward

...than a hunch. Here's an even bigger bargain: if the Juneau Access concept fails for whatever reason (a supplemental environmental impact statement is due out soon), then the second option for the road is to spend that $35 million and build a 'pioneer...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-04-18/stop-road-moving-forward
Letters
Hoonah's dock divide

...Point. Then, things got complicated.The letter also said that site 1 - at ISP - would not be feasible "due to local environmental conditions."That's something Erickson said she worries about. "Take a look at what happened in Gustavus," she said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-16/hoonahs-dock-divide
Local
Saxman adds $5M MIEX system to treat its water

...Saxman's water treatment facility and connected water main system is complete. Haffner said the plant was needed because the Environmental Protection Agency said Saxman, like Ketchikan, had to do something about its unacceptably high level of haloacetic acids...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/saxman-adds-5m-miex-system-treat-its-wa
State
Central Council votes in new president

...POWTEC Solutions, a tribe-owned company that does government contracting for logistics management, facilities support and environmental and engineering services.After celebrating for a few moments with his family and friends in the room, many of whom were...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-13/central-council-votes-new-president
Local
Opinion: Alaska's environmental standards aren't the best in the world

...Alaska has some of the most stringent environmental standards in the world."This is...steady and determined path to roll back environmental protections and public involvement...vehicle Gov. Murkowski used to roll back environmental safeguards was to weaken the role of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-30/opinion-alaskas-environmental-standar
Opinion

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