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Sullivan meets with Canadian ambassador on mine issue

...copper and gold mine's tailings pond caused huge amounts of mining waste to flow into adjacent salmon-supporting river systems, spurring concerns about increased mining efforts on watersheds shared with Alaska. Commercial fishermen, Native...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-25/sullivan-meets-canadian-ambassador-mine
Local | AK legislature
Dogs dash across ice toward Iditarod halfway mark

...organizers to reroute the trail around a mountain range.Now, more than half of the race is being run on Alaska's river system - which at this time of year means ice.The new terrain was of little concern to veteran contestants like Aliy Zirkle...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-12/dogs-dash-across-ice-toward-iditarod-h
Sports
Tulsequah Chief Mine loses big investor

...Alaska.The Taku River enters U.S. waters about 10 miles southeast of Juneau and is the largest salmon-producing river system in Southeast Alaska, according to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources website.Concerns about the effects on...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-28/tulsequah-chief-mine-loses-big-investor
Local
What's next for Sean Parnell?

...communities are in that spot as well. (The Interior Energy Project) then becomes the anchor project to deliver gas to river system communities and Richardson Highway communities. (If the project gets off track), Fairbanks, North Pole and rural...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-30/whats-next-sean-parnell
Local
Southeast salmon escapement goals change to maximize returns

...king salmon and the Speel Lake sockeye salmon tightened. The Klukshu is a transboundary river and is part of the Alsek River system, originating in the Yukon and terminating southeast of Yakutat. Ranges for the Lost River coho salmon, the Southern...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-16/southeast-salmon-escapement-goals-chang
Local
Chinook News provides statewide perspective on major issues surrounding Chinook salmon in Alaska

...fisheries to sustain harvests even during years of low runs. Over the next five years, the Initiative will study 12 river systems throughout Alaska through the support of Governor Parnell and the Alaska Legislature. ADF&G is committed to keeping...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-27/chinook-news-provides-statewide-pers
Outdoors
Fish success

...Another is when they leave the glacial waters expelled by the Taku Glacier. "Sequential imprints are waypoints in long river systems," Heard said. "They're played back in reverse sequence to reach home."Much of that navigation is by smell...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-20/fish-success
Outdoors
Quebec town still recovering from train disaster a year later

...Paved roads and new buildings remain a long way off in the fenced-off disaster zone. The damage to the surrounding river system hasn't been fully made public, and the environmental cleanup alone will cost at least $200 million.Upsetting many...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-07-04/quebec-town-still-recovering-train-di
Not For Web
Jökulhlaup erupts from glacier

...levels is higher than what occurred in 2011. A lot of it depends on how fast the water can flow through the lake and river system. Right now, it seems to be flowing really fast."Mendenhall Campground and access to the lake will be closed today...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-10/j%C3%B6kulhlaup-erupts-glacier
Local
My Turn: Applying environmental protection where it matters

...if the government had vigorously studied and applied appropriate limits on salmon production losses in the Columbia River system long before all the dams were designed and built. But the EPA didn't exist back then. Now it's got such a grip...

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

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