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No endangered listing for prized pinto abalone

SEATTLE - The National Marine Fisheries Service has declined to list a prized 6-inch Pacific Ocean marine snail as an endangered or threatened species.The federal agency announced this week that its status review found that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-28/no-endangered-listing-prized-pinto-abal
State
Study: Warming West Coast will send fish northward

...projects how 28 West Coast species ranging from sharks to salmon will react as greenhouse gases warm the surface of the Pacific Ocean.Warm-water species such as thresher sharks and chub mackerel will become more prominent off British Columbia and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-11/study-warming-west-coast-will-send-fish
State
Active Alaska volcano calms down - for now

...among 52 historically active volcanos in the Aleutian arc of the "Ring of Fire" string of volcanos encircling the Pacific Ocean, Coombs said.PAVLOF'S TANTRUMSPavlof eruptions typically involve gas-rich fountains of lava that can shoot up...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-17/active-alaska-volcano-calms-down-%E2%80
State
Empire Editorial: Keep pressure on transboundary mines

...for example, is planned for the headwaters of the Unuk River, which flows across the border and empties into the Pacific Ocean between Wrangell and Ketchikan. Each summer, the Unuk and other transboundary rivers host countless salmon and their...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-14/empire-editorial-keep-pressure-transb
Opinion
Active volcano calms down - for now

...among 52 historically active volcanos in the Aleutian arc of the "Ring of Fire" string of volcanos encircling the Pacific Ocean, Coombs said.Pavlof's tantrumsPavlof eruptions typically involve gas-rich fountains of lava that can shoot up...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/active-volcano-calms-down-now
State
Juneau called a cut above the rest

...about the top-ranking city, SmartAsset described Juneau as surrounded by glaciered mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, and one which can only be reached by plane or ferry.The only capital city in the nation quite so isolated...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-16/juneau-called-cut-above-rest
Local
UAS' One Campus, One Book featured author to lead Evening at Egan

...include the intersections of science and writing, especially literature of the environment and the literature of the Pacific Ocean. Following extensive research on Steinbeck and Ricketts, Rodger published two volumes, a critical edition of Ricketts's...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-09/uas-one-campus-one-book-featured-author-l
Art
Alaskaepoedia

...percent when a measurement known as the Pacific decadal oscillation is positive; this is determined by having the Pacific Ocean pee on a stick. While contrary to the popular saying, Alaska Natives do not have 13 words for snow, many Alaskans...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-26/alaskaepoedia
Neighbors
Testing shows no radiation in Cook Inlet

...detected is normal background radiation levels for the Pacific Ocean and is traceable to nuclear weapons testing in the 1960s...throughout the West Coast of the United States and in the Pacific Ocean, the results of which can be found at ourradioactiveocean...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-13/testing-shows-no-radiation-cook-inlet
State
Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific

A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-22/study-links-changing-winds-warming-paci
State

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