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Race to Alaska names a winner

...minutes: "Crushed it!" "Greased it!" "Jaw dropping!" Pick a phrase for awesomeness.Race to Alaska, or R2AK, North America's longest human-and-wind-powered race, officially began in Port Townsend, Wash. on June 4, with more than...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-17/race-alaska-names-winner
Outdoors
Greens Creek parent acquires Montana mining company

...western Montana. That project is considered one of the largest remaining undeveloped silver and copper deposits in North America.Hecla acquired Revett for approximately $19 million in Hecla stock.In addition to the Greens Creek silver mine...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-16/greens-creek-parent-acquires-montana-mi
Local
Alaska Science Forum: The northern boreal bird nursery

...search with an astronomer, I have helicoptered into a place humming with life.This dark spot on the nighttime map of North America is not always in this active state, with the squeak of bank swallows overhead and passing bumblebees so heavy with...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-19/alaska-science-forum-northern-boreal
Outdoors
Senate vote moves Obama's trade agenda to brink of enactment

...products must reach more global markets. They say anti-trade forces have exaggerated the harm done by the 1994 North America Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.Previous presidents have enjoyed fast track authority. It lets them propose trade...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/senate-vote-moves-obamas-trade-agenda
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North America's tallest peak opens for climbers

FAIRBANKS - Hundreds of climbers are expected to attempt to summit North America's tallest peak this season, which has begun.National Park Service rangers are ready to live on the mountain for the next three...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-05/north-americas-tallest-peak-opens-climb
State
Argentinian climber dies on North America's tallest peak

JUNEAU - An Argentinian climber has been found dead at a camp at 17,200 feet on North America's tallest peak.Denali National Park and Preserve says the body of 39-year-old Heraldo Javier Callupan was discovered Sunday...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-14/argentinian-climber-dies-north-americas
State
Alaska Science Forum: Artwork found at ancient house site

...that might be the first examples of artwork in northern North America.During the last two summers, teams led by University...for social boundary maintenance (in high-latitude North America)."Potter also wonders if the pendants are signs...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-08/alaska-science-forum-artwork-found-a
Outdoors
Gray whales' Pacific crossing leads to questions of origin

...California gray whales occupy mostly waters closer to North America, while the much smaller western Pacific gray whale...indicate 30 of the western whales have made the crossing to North America, Mate said.However, there also is evidence that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/gray-whales-pacific-crossing-leads-ques
State
Study: Frog deformities could be related to warming water, copper

...new evidence that Alaska wood frogs may be hurt by warming water and pollution.The state's wood frogs and other North America amphibians have been affected by something that's deforming and killing them.Frogs in Southcentral and the eastern...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-01/study-frog-deformities-could-be-related
State
Wood bison bulls take barge

...this spring near Shageluk.The moving of the massive bulls is a one of the last steps in a plan to re-establish North America's largest land mammal on U.S. soil. The country's last wood bison, which are larger than plains bison, disappeared...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-27/wood-bison-bulls-take-barge
State

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