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Woman drives to hospital after Cordova bear mauling

...by the dogs in an area where salmon have already begun to die."The thought process is that the bear was more than likely being irritated by the dogs and also protecting its food source," she said. "So it was a bear being a bear."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-14/woman-drives-hospital-after-cordova-bea
State
Glacier Bay gull egg legislation signed into law

...HIA. Gull eggs are an important, traditional spring food source for the Huna Tlingit and family harvest trips once served...explained that gull eggs were far more than a nutritious food source for the Huna clans," Mary Beth Moss, cultural anthropologist...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/glacier-bay-gull-egg-legislation-sig
Outdoors
Whales may impact herring stocks' recovery

...down. If the population is really high, they easily overwhelm their predator."Whales also eat krill, which is a food source for herring, leading to a "double whammy," Moran said. "It's a pretty complex story," he said. "We're...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/whales-may-impact-herring-stocks-rec
Outdoors
What's in Bloom: Blue camas

...death camas, Toxicoscordion sp.) were an important food source for the native peoples of the Pacific Northwest and were often used as trade items. When used as a food source, they were most often pit roasted or were dried and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-06/whats-bloom-blue-camas
Outdoors
Growing a healthy community

...project, the first of the partnership's projects to come to fruition, gets children and families connected to their food source and encourages them to try healthy foods like leafy greens. Love, who is currently participating in the Master Gardeners...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-06/growing-healthy-community
Local
Animals go on a power trip

...burying power lines in certain portions of town where eagle numbers are greater, such as near the landfill, a popular food source for the opportunistic feeders. But AEL&P at this time considers the effort too expensive, Driscoll said. It would...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-13/animals-go-power-trip
Local
Off the Beaten Path: Living in wolf country

...000 wolves in the state. The densest populations are in Southeast where deer, by and large, make up their main food source. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates there's around 5,400 gray wolves in the lower 48. According to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-21/beaten-path-living-wolf-country
Outdoors
Mercury in Fishes Study Released, Measurable Levels Detected in Alaska National Parks

...fish-eating birds and mammals that depend on lake trout for survival is unknown.Fish continue to be a nutritious food source. Many fish species, including salmon, are low in mercury. Women who may become pregnant and parents should reference...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-18/mercury-fishes-study-released-measur
Outdoors
Parnell declares economic disaster for island

...Huggins, R-Wasilla, and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski. "Walrus also provide a critical subsistence food source for local residents."Alaska law doesn't allow any immediate access to emergency funds.However, the Alaska Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-01/parnell-declares-economic-disaster-isla
State
Unusual number of Arctic snowy owls seen 'down south'

...population spikes or lemmings are scarce, young ones fly south."Snowy owl populations are synchronized with their food source, lemmings," wildlife photographer Lillian Stokes, who co-authors the Stokes bird guides, said Thursday. "If...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-12-06/unusual-number-arctic-snowy-owls-see
Outdoors

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