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My Turn: What the TAC isn't talking about

...science and common sense indicate that the 6,000-acre Big Thorne sale will pollute salmon streams and reduce deer and wolf populations. The proposed Saddle Lakes, Mitkof and Wrangell islands timber sales will do the same. The Forest Service calls these...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-26/my-turn-what-tac-isnt-talking-about
Opinion
Is 'minimal' impact too much?

...building the bridge."DOT disagrees."None of these impacts would be large enough to measurably affect fish and invertebrate populations in Lynn Canal," reads the SEIS. "Conservation measures identified by DOT&PF and the National Marine Fisheries Service...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/minimal-impact-too-much
Local
Study finds virus likely cause of sea star wasting

...because outbreaks in Oregon occurred in waters that have been colder than normal lately, Menge said.Suttle said ocean acidification is affecting other marine invertebrates, such as commercial populations of scallops and oysters.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-17/study-finds-virus-likely-cause-sea-s
Outdoors
Study finds virus likely cause of sea star wasting

...because outbreaks in Oregon occurred in waters that have been colder than normal lately, Menge said.Suttle said ocean acidification is affecting other marine invertebrates, such as commercial populations of scallops and oysters.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/study-finds-virus-likely-cause-sea-star
State
AFN 2014: Report: Alaska has largest voting-age Native population in US

When it comes to the voting power of Native populations in the U.S., Alaska comes out on top.Alaska Natives make up 17 percent of Alaska's voting-age population, the highest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/report-alaska-has-largest-voting-age-na
State
Southeast salmon escapement goals change to maximize returns

...escapements - the number of fish allowed to swim free during fishing season to spawn - have changed to maximize the fish populations in those runs.Steve Heinl and Ed Jones of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game informed the ADF&G Board of Fisheries...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-16/southeast-salmon-escapement-goals-chang
Local
My Turn: Real oil spill solution long overdue

...some important unfinished business. After 25 years, government studies have confirmed that many of the fish and wildlife populations, habitats and resource services haven't yet recovered from the 1989 oil spill. Some are not recovering at all.A take-home...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-14/my-turn-real-oil-spill-solution-long-
Opinion
My Turn: Transboundary mines a looming problem

...salmon watersheds have no salmon left. Where salmon still exist, 31 percent of the watersheds have threatened or endangered populations. This is death by a thousand cuts, and Southeast is facing the knife.It is foolhardy to simply hope that an Exxon- or...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/my-turn-transboundary-mines-looming-pro
Opinion
Health officials: Take sickness seriously

...influenza season mean taking precautions to avoid the spread of sickness is important, especially in the most vulnerable populations. "This is the time of year when cold virus activity starts picking up again," said Dr. Michael Cooper, infectious disease...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-07/health-officials-take-sickness-seriousl
Local
Kurds key in fight against Islamic State

...BAGHDAD - The Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become a major focal point in the war against the Islamic State group, with Kurdish populations in both countries coming under significant threat by the militants' lightening advance.Syrian and Iraqi Kurds took part...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-08/kurds-key-fight-against-islamic-state
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