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Fairbanks museum adds Alaska-only beetle to collection

...Fairbanks area. He's keeping the exact location to himself for now because he doesn't want people to interfere with the habitat where the rare insects were found.Sikes loosely translates the beetle's Greek scientific name as "blind, snow-loving...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-22/fairbanks-museum-adds-alaska-only-beetl
State
On the Trails: Bumblebees

...many species establish a scent-marked route through their habitat, leaving their scent marks on selected sites such as rocks...parasites, of course, and environmental hazards such as flood, habitat destruction by humans, pesticides, and so on. In addition...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/trails-bumblebees
Outdoors
Group seeks to restore crippled creek

...planned construction to save money and headaches.The conservation group hopes revitalizing the creek will improve fish and bird habitat in the area.The cost is not yet known, and funding for both projects remains in question. The land trust is actively looking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/group-seeks-restore-crippled-creek
State
Questions raised about Bristol Bay mine initiative

...Legislature to study permitting standards and environmental safeguards and take any steps deemed necessary to protect game and fish habitat in the area. Money was appropriated, but a study was never done.Gustafson said Alaskans should be able to make changes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-17/questions-raised-about-bristol-bay-mine
State
Update: State seeks to intervene in timber lawsuits

...environmental groups. The second Earthjustice lawsuit alleges the 2008 management plan fails to maintain old-growth trees as habitat for wolves and deer.The third lawsuit was filed soon after by Greenpeace and other groups and presents similar challenges...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/state-seeks-intervene-timber-lawsuits
State
Empire Editorial: Mount Polley breach a thunderous warning

...portion of The Last Frontier - home to key salmon and other habitats - is under threat of potential devastation today.As Rivers...Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell - threatens to despoil the frontier and endanger pristine habitats that we humans have come to not only awe, but also depend...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-12/empire-editorial-mount-polley-breach-
Opinion
Bird Bits: Bullet of a hawk

...enables them to agilely maneuver through forested and brushy habitats, akin to a whitewater kayaker shooting around boulders in...long. The Mendenhall Glacier Recreational Area offers good habitat and many food sources for sharp-shinned hawks.Next week...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/bird-bits-bullet-hawk
Outdoors
Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines

...done a really good job in protecting the habitats."The Tongass National Forest produces...Southeast Regional Supervisor for the habitat division at the Alaska Department of...ensure that the long-term fisheries habitats are not affected and not at risk because...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-20/sens-begich-murkowski-call-action-trans
State
Anti-KSM groups seek federal help

...Southeast Alaska's fish habitats.Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell...water quality and fish habitat impacts.Juneau commercial...going to harm Alaskan fish habitats."Fish and Game went...square meters of fish habitat loss" because of the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-27/anti-ksm-groups-seek-federal-help
Local | Outdoors
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...year, a retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist told the Forest Service the Big Thorne harvest would impact the habitat and population of Alexander Archipelago wolves on Price of Wales Island. The Forest Service put the sale on hold and spent...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-08/industry-could-suffer-if-big-thorne-sta
Local

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