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NASA: No excessive methane emissions from Alaska

...That's good news, because it means there isn't a large amount of methane coming out of the ground yet," study lead author Rachel Chang, an assistant professor of atmospheric science at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, told the science...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-24/nasa-no-excessive-methane-emissions-ala
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Polar bears disappearing from region

...bear regions."These estimates suggest to me that the habitat is getting less stable for polar bears," said study lead author Jeff Bromaghin, a USGS statistician.Wildlife biologist Steve Amstrup, who started the study for the USGS and left...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/polar-bears-disappearing-region
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Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific

...was the somewhat surprising degree to which the winds can explain all the wiggles in the temperature curve," said lead author Jim Johnstone, who did the work while a climatologist at the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-22/study-links-changing-winds-warming-paci
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Researchers studying Pacific walrus population

...and 1999, possibly due to overabundance of walrus and relatively high harvests in the 1980s. However, the study's lead author, Rebecca Taylor, said other factors - such as lower availability of food, potentially because of sea ice loss - couldn't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-10/researchers-studying-pacific-walrus-pop
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Eyes on you: Experts reveal police hacking methods

...surveillance of the now and the future," said Morgan Marquis-Boire, a security researcher with Citizen Lab and a lead author of one of the reports. "What we need to actually decide how we're comfortable with it being used and under what...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-25/eyes-you-experts-reveal-police-hackin
Not For Web
Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

...carbon dioxide. Circulation patterns also bring more acidic deep-ocean water to the surface, the agency said.Co-lead author of the study, NOAA oceanographer Jeremy Mathis, said the goal was to try to quantify the potential risk and impacts...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-29/report-more-acidic-seawater-poses-risks
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Study says shellfish could be doomed

...carbon dioxide. Circulation patterns also bring more acidic deep-ocean water to the surface, the agency said.Co-lead author of the study, NOAA oceanographer Jeremy Mathis, said the goal was to try to quantify the potential risk and impacts...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-30/study-says-shellfish-could-be-doomed
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Researcher: Some rivers' salmon at risk

...too cold for big salmon runs may become more productive.Nature Conservancy scientist Colin Shanley, the study's lead author, said a few degrees of warming makes a big difference for Southeast Alaska's fish.As the climate changes, the Tongass...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/researcher-some-rivers-salmon-risk
Outdoors
Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

...a crash than drivers who tested negative for all drugs."We were expecting a huge impact," said Eduardo Romano, lead author of the study, "and when we looked at the data from crashes we're not seeing that much." But Romano said his study...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02/will-traffic-deaths-rise-states-legaliz
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Study: Steelhead thrown off by iron

...not go out and tell hatchery managers to pull out all the iron pipes and replace them with PVC or aluminum," said lead author Nathan Putman, a researcher at Oregon State University at the time of the study who is now at NOAA Fisheries Service...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-04/study-steelhead-thrown-iron
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