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Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...northernmost community, was not considered for leasing. It's an area of abundant tiny organisms at the bottom of the ocean food chain that draws predators from seabirds to gray whales.Leasing in past sales has been prohibited in marine areas used for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/drilling-plan-may-restrict-sensitive-ar
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Protection for wolves indirect, speculative

...biological support for this subspecies contention. The wolves in Southeast Alaska move from island to island following the food chain, namely the Sitka black tail deer. Evidence shows that deer move back and forth from the mainland to the islands. Their...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-16/my-turn-protection-wolves-indirect-sp
Opinion
Pure Sole: Numbers

...photo has a root in binary code and is translated into something else that machines can read and proceeds up the cyber food chain until Web browsers can digest it and we can consume it.My morning vehicle attacker now has a number.It is on a police...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-31/numbers
Sports
Some SeaWorld mammals live longer in captivity

...works," Walsh said. "It's survival out there. It's not a nice place to be unless you're at the top of the food chain, and even then you're affected by changes in your environment."

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-07-04/some-seaworld-mammals-live-longer-cap
Not For Web
Letter: Sustaining Earth and its ecosystems

...requisites like clean air and water resources to the denigration of our nutritional needs through dismemberment of the food-chain - instigated then buttressed by capitalism's "profit-maximization" technique to innovate has become a challenge...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-05-13/letter-sustaining-earth-and-its-ecosy
Letters
Souring seas eating away at tiny creatures

...whether other sea life, too, might already be harmed - directly by acidifying seas, or by subtle shifts in parts of the food chain."These changes are happening years earlier than we had projected," said Nina Bednarsek, a research fellow with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-01/souring-seas-eating-away-tiny-creatures
State
Climate assessment warns of dire effects in Alaska

...could reduce the capacity of key plankton and shelled marine animals to form and maintain shells, altering the ocean food chain. Rising ocean temperatures and declining sea ice will affect the range and abundance of fish, including commercially...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-07/climate-assessment-warns-dire-effects-a
State
Following food fashions

...oat bran craze swept the nation. Stock in Cheerios soared. For a short time, oat bran triumphed at the top of the food chain. Then the egg resurfaced, miraculously cleared of its cholesterol-raising allegations, and took over as breakfast...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-05-11/following-food-fashions
Neighbors
Pure Sole: Bay Watch, err, Bear Watch

...claws."This will not end well," I thought.The distance felt minute, as distances usually do when you realize the food chain is decidedly in favor of the critter showing interest in how my bright hiking colors might double as dental floss.In...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-05-30/bay-watch-err-bear-watch
Sports
Fish success

...tends to hold the fish in there," he said. By June, Taku River salmon lucky enough to escape a lower rung on the food chain have all found their way to the right river. Fish caught at False Outer Point after that are usually from hatcheries...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-20/fish-success
Outdoors

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