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Glaciers an important marine food source

...organisms that live in downstream rivers and the ocean. The information will help scientists better understand marine food chains as glaciers continue to shrink, said researcher Eran Hood, a University of Alaska Southeast associate professor who...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122409/loc_539293675.shtml
Study: AK fishermen rank well on bycatch

...S. fishing industry as a whole. Bycatch is a "serious problem in the world's oceans" that can disrupt entire food chains and ocean habitats, according to the study, funded by Oceana, an ocean advocacy group. "It does beg the question...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120205/sta_20051202001.shtml
News
Legislator: Ban toxic flame-retardant compound

...bill that would ban specific uses of this chemical. Where is it? It is in the air, it is in our oceans, it is in food chains, it is in mammals, including humans and it is toxic. There are alternatives for this particular chemical. The compound...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101407/out_20071014006.shtml
Outdoors
Reduce, reuse and recycle to save the Pacific Ocean

...releasing toxins. Tiny pieces of plastics and their toxins that find their way into the oceans become incorporated in food chains and accumulate in toxic amounts in top predators, including humans. The United States alone produces 100 billion plastic...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092307/out_20070923025.shtml
Outdoors
Looking both ways and going forward

...wrote to us with their concerns that publicizing the toxic effects of certain plastics when incorporated into marine food chains could potentially have a negative impact on fish consumption and the fishing industry. Unfortunately, it is a very...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123007/out_20071230014.shtml
Outdoors
True colors

...were persistant, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals, (PBT's), that persist in the environment and accumulate in food chains posing risk to human health and ecosystems. This would, in itself, make me want to question the assurances from the...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2012-02-16/true-colors
Letters
Sea lions and fishermen are together in this one

...pollock catch topped 2 billion pounds, much of which winds up as frozen fish sticks and fish sandwiches at U.S. fast food chains. In 1997, after years of legal battles by environmentalists, the Steller sea lion was finally listed as an endangered...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101500/Ope_sealife.html
Opinion
Meanwhile, back at the ranch

...staying in the greater Anchorage area. We'd rather live in a town that supports more public radio stations than fast food chains. Still, especially if you're a transplant, there are certain facts to embrace about Juneau in order to love it...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100809/opi_502317721.shtml
Juneau needs to grow to thrive

...commercial zoning on North Douglas, and with that a North Douglas access project. We need to stand up and voice support for food chains, clothing chains and big box retailers that will drive the economy of Juneau forward. Our current isolationist mindset...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121009/let_534186943.shtml
Nature's perpetual questions

...succession; bears eat salmon). There can be many layers below that, as one probes into physiology and anatomy, food chains and habitat requirements, mating strategies and tactics, life histories, geological processes and timing, patterns...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110510/out_731516771.shtml
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