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It's not just about the cookies

...aides and trainers. Programs include arts and crafts, environmental education, hikes, fire building, teambuilding activities...range of skills from conflict resolution to media savvy to environmental stewardship."For more information contact the local Girl...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-25/its-not-just-about-cookies
Neighbors
Tongass planning meeting closes with hope

...Young-growth timber, generally defined as trees less than 100 years old, is less valuable on the open market but causes less environmental harm if it is cut.With stakeholders from environmentalists to timber industry representatives making up the Tongass group...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/tongass-planning-meeting-closes-hope
Local
EPA offers three Northwest grants of up to $91,000 for environmental awareness, stewardship

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting grant applications for its Environmental Education Grants Program. The grants seek to support locally-focused environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/epa-offers-three-northwest-grants-91
Outdoors
For Tongass' future, panelists talk timber

...investment happening."In this case, investors with environmental conservation in mind might make invest money not looking...the highest return monetarily, but for the lesser environmental impact.Mater believes Southeast Alaska could be ripe...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-22/tongass-future-panelists-talk-timber
Local
My Turn: Transparency for Juneau Access

...building the road would "reduce state costs for transportation in the corridor." But according to the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, the cost to the state over the life of the project is projected to be $193 million more than operating...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-23/my-turn-transparency-juneau-access
Opinion
UAS Sound and Motion Series begins

...Juneau Underground Motion Picture Society will share a collection of locally made short films.March 6: Merging Art with Environmental Science. Colleen Flanigan, TED Fellow and UAS One Campus One Book artist will speak about contemporary issues of species...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-21/uas-sound-and-motion-series-begins
Art
My Turn: Protection for wolves indirect, speculative

...implementation is still being held up by an environmental lawsuit challenging the contract...medium-sized sawmill remains.)The environmental groups' litigation strategy is to...invite further litigation from the same environmental groups.The environmental groups...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-16/my-turn-protection-wolves-indirect-sp
Opinion
State closes DEC office in Bethel

...has closed the Bethel office of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, citing budgetary issues and restructuring...relocate someone to Bethel, said Steve Russell, the DEC's environmental program manager in Anchorage. He said Carlson's departure...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-06/state-closes-dec-office-bethel
State
Big pricetag for Kake's energy intertie

...due to a $60 million cost estimate, despite a completed environmental impact statement and construction plans. The Southeast...in Southeast Alaska.SEAPA recently received the draft environmental impact statement from the U.S. Forest Service on the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/big-pricetag-kakes-energy-intertie
Local
Some Indian sauces, black bean burgers recalled

...sauces have been recalled by the company because they might contain peanut ingredients, according to a Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation news release.People who have a peanut allergy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-14/some-indian-sauces-black-bean-burgers-r
Local

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