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Parasite yet another threat to already troubled amphibians

...It's certainly going to be one of the things we are worried about for the long-term health of amphibians."Study lead author Thomas Richards said amphibian numbers are already falling because of habitat loss, climate change, fungus and other...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/parasite-yet-another-threat-already-t
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Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds, study suggests

...said Tom Wadden, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Weight and Eating Disorders.The study's lead author - Dr. Craig Garfield of Northwestern University - said he could only speculate about what's behind the extra pounds...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-22/becoming-dad-expect-gain-3-5-pounds-s
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Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity

...lands. Close to half are still blazing."This is the kind of behavior that we would expect," said Todd Sanford, lead author of the Climate Central study.He notes that warmer temperatures coincide with more wildfires, "and unfortunately...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/wildfires-blister-alaska-increased-freq
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Study: Scant evidence medical marijuana helps many illnesses

...another active ingredient. Products were not identified by name.Johns Hopkins University researcher Ryan Vandrey, the lead author, said he was surprised so many labels were inaccurate. The researchers note, however, that the results may not be...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/study-scant-evidence-medical-marijuan
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Research: Polar bears can't conserve energy during fasting

...summer, which, if they did, may have offered a limited buffer from some of the negative effects of ice loss," said lead author John Whiteman of the University of Wyoming.Fasting is a way of life for many animals. For polar bears, fasting can...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/research-polar-bears-cant-conserve-ener
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Research: Polar bears can't conserve energy during fasting

...summer, which, if they did, may have offered a limited buffer from some of the negative effects of ice loss," said lead author John Whiteman of the University of Wyoming.Fasting is a way of life for many animals. For polar bears, fasting can...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/research-polar-bears-cant-conserve-ener
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Polar bears could feel global warming's bite by 2025

...Norway group - with an estimated population of about 8,500 - would start to be affected in either 2025 or 2030, said lead author Todd Atwood, an Alaska-based USGS research wildlife biologist.He said the main reason is this part of the Arctic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/polar-bears-could-feel-global-warmings-
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Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska

...part of an ongoing assessment of the nation's shoreline. None of the studies address climate change.Gibbs, the lead author in the study, said there is no national erosion average from the previous studies, but most places showed shoreline...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-02/coastal-erosion-threatens-northern-alas
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New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska

...part of an ongoing assessment of the nation's shoreline. None of the studies address climate change.Gibbs, the lead author in the study, said there is no national erosion average from the previous studies, but most places showed shoreline...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/new-usgs-report-coastal-erosion-threate
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Ex-US commander: Take nuke missiles off high alert

...not been fully assessed to understand possible weak spots in the event of an all-out cyberattack.Cartwright is the lead author of a report published Wednesday by the Global Zero Commission, an international group co-founded by a former Air...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-30/ex-us-commander-take-nuke-missiles-hi
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