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Polar bears could feel global warming's bite by 2025

...updated scientific models don't bode well for polar bear populations across the world, especially in Alaska, the only state...scientific models attempted to predict the effects on polar bear populations under two scenarios: one in which greenhouse gas emissions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/polar-bears-could-feel-global-warmings-
State
Controversy lingers over Moose Mamas' mission to raise orphaned calves

...into rural areas of the state suffering from flagging moose populations.In the process, the group is trying to shake associations...significant number low and chances of introducing disease into wild populations significant. The Alaska Moose Federation received $1...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/controversy-lingers-over-moose-mamas-mi
State
Solstice week on the water and R2AK updates

...Bears." In addition to one of the world's highest density brown bear populations, Admiralty waters feed some of the densest whale, sea lion and eagle populations anywhere and it has steaming baths at Warm Springs Bay where there's a...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-24/solstice-week-water-and-r2ak-updates
Art
My Turn: Warning: Smoking fossil fuels are hazardous to our grandchildren

...communities. The coal industry has a long history of challenging the scientific evidence that links declines in fish and wildlife populations to acid rain poisoning of lakes and streams. Like it was for smoking, it took decades for public health officials to discover...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-25/my-turn-warning-smoking-fossil-fuels-
Opinion
Whale specialist talks to Chamber

...and Atmospheric Administration.Jensen will present a talk entitled "Bubblenets and Blowholes: Managing humpback whale populations in Southeast Alaska."The talk will take place Thursday in the Alaska Room of Juneau International Airport. Doors open...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-16/whale-specialist-talks-chamber
Local
As suicide conference opens, lecturers stress attention to roots of problem

...predictive for individuals, but it can tell a lot about populations, making it a valuable at a large scale.Social worker Amalia...trauma, something found in Alaska Native and American Indian populations whose histories include layers of oppression and suppression...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-19/suicide-conference-opens-lecturers-stre
Local
POW's wolf population plummets

...has declined, Logan said, is what researchers will tackle next."We do know that a number of factors affect wildlife populations. Wolves, like any other animal, are affected by trapping, natural mortality, nutritional requirements and weather...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-11/pows-wolf-population-plummets
Outdoors
Toxic algae bloom on West Coast the largest in a decade

...the algae bloom along the West Coast. They joined a previously scheduled research mission to assess the sardine and hake populations along the coast.The scientists will examine levels of marine toxins and collect water and algae samples, hoping to understand...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-16/toxic-algae-bloom-west-coast-largest
Outdoors
On the Trails: Outdoor therapy

...and coho salmon that spawn in this stream proved themselves quite able to surmount the previous dams, and there were good populations of both species in the creek.The rains came! Not, this time, a source of gloom but of gladness! May was a drought month...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-11/trails-outdoor-therapy
Outdoors
Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales

...reclassify humpbacks into 14 distinct populations, and remove 10 of those from the list...about the species - and realize the populations are largely independent of each other...the latest plan, two of the humpback populations would be listed as threatened, in Central...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/agency-proposes-lifting-protections-mos
State

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