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Study: Steelhead thrown off by iron

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - A new study suggests steelhead trout can have trouble using the Earth's magnetic field to navigate if they were raised in a hatchery, where the field can be distorted by iron pipes.
Scientists expect traces of ocean radiation soon

Scientists have crowdsourced a network of volunteers taking water samples at beaches along the West Coast in hopes of capturing a detailed look at low levels of radiation drifting across the ocean since the 2011 tsunami that devastated a nuclear power plant in Japan.With the risk to public health extremely low, the effort is more about perfecting computer models that will better predict chemical and radiation spills in the future than bracing for a threat, researchers say.
Government shutdown stops timber sales

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - The U.S. Forest Service confirmed Friday it is shutting down logging operations on national forests across the country due to the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Timber industry sues to lift shutdown ban

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - Western timber companies have gone to court to lift the logging ban on national forests due to the government shutdown, arguing the government has no authority under timber sale contracts to force loggers to stop working.
What to do when Juneau's spring temperatures drop?

Jeff Barnard called Margaret this last week and asked if we were watching the Weather Channel or looking at weather Web sites. He said there...
Plague of incivility

I have had nothing to do with the "IHH deals" mentioned in Jeff Barnard's letter that appeared in Friday's Empire. All I know is what has been reported in the press, which I assume Mr. Barnard...
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Old-fashioned ideas A letter by JEFF BARNARD How do you do it, I asked my good friend T. Pickens...Not when we're done, they won't, said T.P. Jeff Barnard Juneau Share this page: Print Reddit Archives How...
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...Letters Word of Mouth provides a service A letter by JEFF BARNARD Thanks for the column on WOM. WOM is something I look...of use so WOM it must be until everyone is online. Jeff Barnard Share this page: Print Email Digg Twitter Yahoo! Reddit...

...McConnochie agrees with Errol Champion's attack on Mark Wheeler and SEACC in the Tuesday night letters to the editor. If she does, this does not bode well for her "consensus building" or "Spirit of Community." Jeff Barnard Juneau
Letters know what our fellow citizens are thinking about. I think the Empire or Juneau Web forums would be superior alternatives to the WOM. Unfortunately, they are not getting a lot of use so WOM it must be until everyone is online. Jeff Barnard


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