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Rights group: Filipino child miners risk lives in gold mines

...A Human Rights Watch report said the children work in unstable 80-feet deep pits or underwater along coastal shores or rivers, processing gold with mercury, a toxic metal that can cause irreversible health damage. Those who dive for gold stay...
Nation and World
Study lists Alaska climate change winners

...rising temperatures and other trends could harm species that need open space, that feed on lichens, or that use coast or river habitats, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.The study projects spruce, birch and aspen forests to move north and areas...
Happiness: A state of mind or a river of fish

HAPPINESS: A STATE OF MIND, OR RIVER OF FISHAre you happy.It's a loaded question when asked, an accusatory statement when heard. Bill Bob asks his brother Gus...
Don't spray pesticides in Southeast

...some of the most productive salmon streams in Alaska.) On karstlands, water, instead of flowing overland in streams or rivers, dissolves tiny pores in the rock and forms underground streams and lakes. These can drain in directions totally different...
Critics question ANWR water use

...the Alaska-based pro-drilling group Arctic Power, told the panel fresh water doesn't have to be drawn from ponds or rivers where fish and biologically important plants and animals live. "Snow is fresh water waiting to be melted," he said...
Alaska Digest

...being employed to drain the water. Truitt said Saturday's heavy rain was not expected to cause flooding of streams or rivers. Internet safety meeting scheduled JUNEAU - State Sen. Kim Elton and i-SAFE America, a nonprofit, government-funded...
Divers clean up Auke Rec on Saturday

...Berklund said. About 55 percent of the trash in the water originated on land and was washed, blown or dumped into streams or rivers that flow to the sea. Trash on the beach and in the water endangers the animals living there. Cigarette butts regularly...
The swans have returned to Southeast Alaska

...the slough to provide food and nutrients over a much longer time period than would be possible in a fast-moving stream or river system. An extensive grass flat interlaced with channels at the head of the slough provides warm water seepage, which...
My turn: Kensington Mine will produce toxic tailings

...the United States that failed to open because the federal government prohibited it from dumping its waste into a lake or river. Other viable waste disposal alternatives have always been available. The Corps' reversal of its long-standing policy...
My Turn: Corps' responsibility is to protect clean water

...clean water. Let's not go backwards to the days when industries typically dumped their wastes into the nearest lake or river. Let's respect the invaluable clean water we enjoy as Alaskans. Let's do it right. Buck Lindekugel is the Conservation...


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