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My Turn: It's your state, Alaskans. Protect it.

...dam, spilling 1.3 billion gallons of waste into Hazeltine Creek. Drinking water is now at risk, as is the Fraser River system and the salmon that run there. Fishing has been shut down in the Cariboo region because the salmon's skin is peeling...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-27/my-turn-its-your-state-alaskans-prote
Opinion
Researcher: Some rivers' salmon at risk

...all of the Tongass' systems will increase in the spring and fall, and more frequent and intense floods will scour river systems in a way that could impact salmon fry and egg survival. Periods of low water flow will also likely last longer, the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/researcher-some-rivers-salmon-risk
Outdoors
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
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
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
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
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
Friday's Fireside Lecture to focus on "'Chinook' Salmon in Transition"

...recreational, commercial and subsistence users has sparked controversy and concern, particularly in the Yukon and Kenai River systems. Heard will explain details of king salmon's origin in Canadian waters, their life histories, varied flesh colorations...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-02-13/fridays-fireside-lecture-focus-chinook-sa
Art
Report: Fish unaffected by Tulsequah Chief mine discharge

...The Taku River flows into 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. Ministry mandateThe British...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-15/report-fish-unaffected-tulsequah-chief-
Local
Conserving the Kenai king is a mandate for board, ADFG

...be challenged by what is forecast to be an above average run of sockeye predicted to total 6.1 million among all river systems and continuing very low numbers of king salmon. Consideration for preservation of the minority species must be a priority...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-05/conserving-kenai-king-mandate-board-adf
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