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On the Trails: Dung - a resource for its producers

...the chicks. She seals herself into the tree hole by closing the opening with her feces, wood chips, and leftover food scraps, a mixture that hardens, leaving just a narrow slit through which the male feeds her and, eventually, the chicks...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-01-04/trails-dung-resource-its-producers
Outdoors
Tips on Tracks: Raven

...raven tracks is your local parking lot after a light snow. When discovering these prints look for other sign such as food scraps, or wing marks in the snow. Lookalikes, and how to tell them apart: Our other corvids - Stellar's jays, magpies...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030411/out_794167385.shtml
Outdoors
My turn: Thoughts on Juneau's garbage

...practical in Southeast. Leachate is the smelly soup formed when water percolates through decomposing waste such as food scraps, yard waste, even paper. It pollutes water by using oxygen. It also causes a lot of that smell you get from landfills...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111907/opi_20071119002.shtml
Opinion
Time to grin and bear it

...Damaged cans with cracks let out the odors.? Gardeners with experience already know this - compost heaps containing food scraps can also be bear magnets. Locate any compost heaps well away from structures.? Take in bird feeders until bears go...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-04-09/time-grin-and-bear-it
Opinion
Juneau man cited for feeding game

...same neighborhood in early July, the dispatch states. Fuller was again contacted at the Sutherland address, where food scraps, such as fish parts, noodles and frozen shellfish, were found in the yard.He was fined $310 for feeding game...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-12/juneau-man-cited-feeding-game
Local
Eagle River house a model of sustainability

...unlike the average home.It's a composting toilet that Cindee and Curt use to dispose of - besides the obvious - food scraps, cardboard, etc. All the discarded material drops into one of two 55-gallon drums in the basement.Each barrel...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-17/eagle-river-house-model-sustainability
State
Bristol Bay village project grows with competition

...and is working on getting a glass crusher so it can recycle glass. Every day, its residents bring their leftover food scraps from home to feed the village council's chickens and pick up fresh eggs for their families in exchange. Now the village's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101208/sta_343196174.shtml
Time to reduce the landfill stench

...say from personal experience that if you don't mix aluminum, glass, Type 1 and 2 plastics, tin and cardboard with food scraps and other things that can't currently be recycled in Juneau, the amount you dispose of as refuse shrinks dramatically...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010709/opi_374785297.shtml
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