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Study: Climate change will extend tourism

...steadily rising global temperatures, said Convey, a researcher for the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge. Animals that require the specific habitats Alaska offers - bears, salmon, and others - could be slowly squeezed out as the climate changes and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-31/study-climate-change-will-extend-touris
Local
NCAA settles concussion suit, will change rules

...OK.Plaintiffs' filings say the number of athletes who may require testing to learn if they suffered long-term damage runs into...bluntly a few hours later. "Well since we don't currently require anything all steps are higher than ours," he wrote.Later...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-30/ncaa-settles-concussion-suit-will-chan
Sports
Judge: 60 days' notice of EPA plans not needed

...advance notice after EPA proposed restrictions on development.While U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland declined to require 60 days' notice of the next step EPA plans to take, he said he expects attorneys to keep each other and the court informed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-28/judge-60-days-notice-epa-plans-not-need
State
Lights out on future cell towers?

...towers with lights on top were a major point of discussion. The Assembly was at odds about whether the new ordinance should require pre-existing towers to comply with the new rules - which disincentivizes freestanding cell towers - by a certain deadline...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-29/lights-out-future-cell-towers
Local
Piecing together Parnell

...others beyond myself." Still, when the laws of the land require him to act contrary to his personal beliefs (such as providing...many jobs in Alaska - trade, transportation and many others - require new hires to pass drug tests both when hired and at random...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-27/piecing-together-parnell
State
Legal pot would pose challenge for city

...ballot measure passes, the implications are huge for city government, she said."This is a big, big issue that is going to require a lot of careful consideration," she said."So many aspects of what we do as a city" would have to be reconsidered if...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-28/legal-pot-would-pose-challenge-city
Local
My Turn: Applying environmental protection where it matters

...greatest. And at the Pebble Mine, there will be more than just significant acreage and miles of streams destroyed. Mining will require toxic chemicals for processing the ore, which could significantly upset the food chain from insects to fish to the human population...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/my-turn-applying-environmental-protec
Opinion
Train derails in Skagway

...minor derailment, no serious injuries," Leggett said in a phone interview shortly before 5 p.m.Those injured did not require immediate medical attention or a medevac. In fact, Leggett said they rode the train down the rest of the way. A bus was...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-23/train-derails-skagway
Local
How to survive in the (Southeast Alaska) wilderness

...Another tip is to strip wet bark off the wood, so the fire has to burn off less water.Woodford favors small fires, which require less fuel but still put off a good amount of heat.If you put something - like a large rock - behind the fire, it can serve...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-25/how-survive-southeast-alaska-wildern
Outdoors
'Silver tsunami' threatens housing woes

...Juneau's needs. The so-called "silver tsunami" will require more assisted living places. People who work with the elderly...Citizens Support Services Inc., but the residents in its 48 beds require a higher level of care than is generally defined as assisted...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-11/silver-tsunami-threatens-housing-woes
Local

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