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Climate change coming... to glacier center

...sustainability, he said.Right now, the center uses heating oil and regular toilets that add stress on Juneau's sewer system, among other, dated features, he said."We do all those same things home owners do, and why should we keep doing...
Empire Editorial: Water is everywhere, but it's not free

...course aimed in our direction. But with a water and sewer system that needs $72 million in improvements - new wells...That's hardly an alluring amenity.Juneau's water and sewer system desperately needs an upgrade, and passing on the cost...
Alaska villages cope with treated-water shortages

...hauling water for drinking and cooking from a clean spring and the North River, the way they did until the water and sewer system was installed in the 1970s. Many Unalakleets residents are mushers with large sled dog teams, and they also collected...
35th anniversary of TAPS, June 20, 2012 manage the state's oil wealth for future generations.Oil wealth has paid for improving our roads, water and sewer systems, building parks, renewing our cities, and improving life in our most remote villages. The riches that Alaskans...
Heavy rain creates water problem in Alaska village

...has been delayed.High water flooded the community landfill, which holds garbage and human waste in the absence of a sewer system. The flooding sent waste over a berry picking spot favored by elders because it was easily accessible. It also sent...
Water leak forces Minto residents to conserve

...residents.The village has a 150,000-gallon water storage tank that serves as a reservoir for the village's water and sewer system, but an undetected break in the main water line earlier this winter resulted in the loss of considerable water...
Moody's drops Juneau's credit rating

...This public corporation helps Alaska municipalities finance capital improvement projects "such as schools, water and sewer systems, public buildings, harbors and docks," according to the Authority's web page."When we get our bonds through...
In the Stacks: New nonfiction audiobooks Steven Johnson, read by Alan Sklar. In 1854, London was swept by an epidemic of cholera ? without a good sewer system or means of garbage disposal, residents of one of the first modern cities were at the mercy of a tiny but deadly bacteria...
Alaska village short of water as winter approaches

...problem delayed the opening of school for five weeks. The school simply will not open unless it can operate its water and sewer system."You have to be able keep things hygienic," said Norm Eck, superintendent of the Northwest Arctic Borough School...
Alaska village facing water shortages gets outside help

...week now instead of the usual six. Showers also are off-limits at the school, which does have its own water and sewer systems."Otherwise, people can drink water when they want," said school district superintendent Norm Eck. "And toilets...


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