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State health officials confirm case of shellfish poisoning

...1dIBsa7).The leftover clams showed elevated levels of saxitoxin when tested at the state Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Health Laboratory.DHSS says the person had typical PSP symptoms within 30 minutes of eating the clams...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-05/state-health-officials-confirm-case-she
State
Seattle needs permit for oil

...Foss Maritime, whose client is Shell, without doing an environmental review.Murray said city planners reviewed the use of Terminal...enabling oil drilling in the Artic runs counter to Seattle's environmental sensibilities. Supporters say the drilling will happen...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-05/seattle-needs-permit-oil
Local
Alaska Editorial: Washington state should focus on its own plate

...Seattle area for Shell's Arctic drilling fleet - a lease that's now the subject of a lawsuit filed by (surprise!) environmental groups.The above information is cited in the Alaska Legislature's rightful response to Washington state's latest meddling...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-05/alaska-editorial-washington-state-sho
Opinion
Active forest management is health for our forests

...Southeast Alaska or anywhere in Alaska for that matter, is based on the principle of sustainability and maintenance of environmental quality. These principles are embodied in the forest management planning process as well as in the regulations that govern...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-04/active-forest-management-health-our-f
Letters
Wetlands clean-up a community effort

...Trust), Alaska Geographic, Discovery Southeast, Litter Free, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaskan Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA), Alaskan Brewing Company, Waste Management, and NorthStar Trekking for their in-kind and personal contributions...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-03/wetlands-clean-community-effort
Neighbors
Feds still trying to plan fate of island's roaming feral cattle

...which are battering the habitat of native wildlife such as seabirds and salmon. Now refuge officials are working on a draft environmental impact statement to explore all options, including leaving at least some of the animals in place.Refuge manager Steve...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-03/feds-still-trying-plan-fate-islands-r
Not For Web
California ramps up efforts to cut emissions

...which has been California's primary environmental concern in recent months.Brown...sought to establish his legacy as an environmental leader. At his inauguration earlier...Democratic governor has had to balance his environmental agenda with political and economic...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-30/california-ramps-efforts-cut-emission
Not For Web
Mining reps discuss business in Ketchikan

...Juneau. He said Ucore expects permitting under the National Environmental Policy Act to take approximately two years.Ucore also...world's rare earth metals come from China, where lax environmental regulations mean mining can be a filthy business. MacGillivray...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-30/mining-reps-discuss-business-ketchikan
Local
Bethel team envisions gray water recycling

...Dump the Bucket" project aims to treat and reuse water in specific parts of the house, said Brian Lefferts, director of Environmental Health and Engineering for the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation, which is leading the initiative.He said a system like...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/bethel-team-envisions-gray-water-recycl
State
Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

...a threat to everybody," Kerry said.The announcement, while modest, added to the Obama administration's expanding environmental agenda over its final years, which already includes cutting pollutants from U.S. power plants and agreeing last year...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/despite-tensions-us-russia-vow-cooperat
State

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