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Scientists breed Arctic fish as they study ocean warming

...fish that represents an important link in the Arctic food chain has been successfully grown in laboratory conditions...serve as a key middle link in a relatively short Arctic food chain, he said. They feed on plankton and become prey for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-01/scientists-breed-arctic-fish-they-study
State
France OKs health care bill targeting anorexia, cigarettes

...France's influential wine lobby.CHILD OBESITYIn a step that would require changes to the business model of some fast-food chains, the bill would ban free-refill soda fountains in restaurants in a move aimed at combatting obesity.Touraine...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/france-oks-health-care-bill-targeting
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NOAA warns of warmer, less productive Pacific

...Gulf of Alaska now has spread across most of the West Coast. The Pacific is marking record high temperatures this year and last. Scientists say the trend is hurting the simple marine organisms that make up the base of the Pacific food chain.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-17/noaa-warns-warmer-less-productive-pacif
State
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
On the Trails: Eating lichens

...that ramify from this lichen base. Some lichens accumulate certain organic pollutants, which are then passed on up the food chain to caribou and deer, and thence to predators such as wolves and humans, where the pollutants become concentrated...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-30/trails-eating-lichens
Outdoors
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
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
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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
My Turn: Applying environmental protection where it matters

...streams destroyed. Mining will require toxic chemicals for processing the ore, which could significantly upset the food chain from insects to fish to the human population. Pebble is a mining proposal that deserves the highest degree of environmental...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/my-turn-applying-environmental-protec
Opinion

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