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Study: Climate change will extend tourism

...the canary in the coal mine. We've been watching glaciers retreat for the last 100 years, so it's not a new phenomenon...untrustworthy attractions, impossible, Neary said. As the glacier retreats, it will no longer rest on top of the brooks that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-31/study-climate-change-will-extend-touris
Local
On the Trails: Who cares about earthworms?

...glaciers and probably survived in Little Ice Age refugia on the west coast, at least in British Columbia. As the glaciers retreat, worms slowly recolonize the ice-free land. But, on their own, they move very slowly indeed - only a few meters...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-17/trails-who-cares-about-earthworms
Outdoors
Ascending apparitions of ice

...near-zero temperatures? "I simply just love doing it," Gordon said. He doesn't need any other reason. As the glacier retreats from Mendenhall Lake, new ice falls are continually revealing themselves. Local climbers are finding new routes...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012811/out_777167261.shtml
Outdoors
Reflecting on a vanishing landmark

...way up, my head was spinning about melting and retreating and wondering what the tourists are going to do if the glacier retreats around the bend and you can't see it anymore. Would we build a road to get them there, or would interest in Juneau's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102906/out_20061029003.shtml
Outdoors
Glacier meltdown picks up pace

...the U.S. Geological Survey. "Every mountain range and island group investigated is characterized by significant glacier retreat, thinning, and/or stagnation, especially at lower elevations," Molnia wrote. "At some locations, glaciers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121701/sta_glaciers.shtml
News
Irises, orchids and mountain midges

...generation. And I have to wonder just how they manage to colonize new habitats that open up, for example, when glaciers retreat. But they must have done so frequently in the course of history. ? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2011-06-30-0
Outdoors
As Alaska's glaciers retreat, scientists look for links to climate

While Alaska's glaciers and ice fields are dwarfed by the huge ice sheets of Antarctica, or even Greenland, they play a disproportionate role in the rise of sea levels, said Shad O'Neel, a glacier researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-10-30/alaskas-glaciers-retreat-scientists-loo
State
The shrinking Mendenhall Glacier

...Creeks received a steady supply of glacier melt water. Glacier retreat accelerated in the decades that followed, receding...and World War II between 1931 and 1949, Mendenhall Glacier retreat was wreaking havoc on rivers and water flow in Mendenhall...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010501/Com_Glacier.html
Comm
A refuge from development

...as surveyed in the 1930s. They have property rights up to the mean high water of Gastineau Channel. But as local glaciers retreat, land in Juneau is rising about half an inch a year. At the low gradient of the wetlands, that makes quite a bit...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080299/Loc_land.html
Local
Visitor center target of stimulus funds

...Bid winners would be expected to hire and buy materials locally, he said. More space, please As the Mendenhall Glacier retreats, black bears are becoming nearly as much of an attraction at the visitor center as the ice. About a dozen sows have...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/113009/loc_530458960.shtml

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