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On the Trails: Bumblebees

...blueberry flowers. These are queens, which mated last fall and then hibernated, each one usually in a small chamber she dug in the soil. Bumblebees can regulate their own body temperature by shivering (as can dragonflies and hawkmoths), and so they are able...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/trails-bumblebees
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: Minto earthquakes then, now and tomorrow

...at the University of Alaska Fairbanks's Geophysical Institute, describes the Minto Flats seismic zone as a bowl of jellied soil the size of Mt. Everest. He is quite happy for the new seismometer at the Minto airport. It will help him and other scientists...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/alaska-science-forum-minto-earthquak
Outdoors
Photo: Giving it the personal touch

Kimberly Valverde, of the Southeast Soil and Water Conservation District, applies a herbicide by hand to reed canary grass next to Montana Creek on Monday. Valverde was...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-09/giving-it-personal-touch
Local
Photos: In memoriam

Members of the Juneau Police Department Color Guard prepare to raise the flag to half mast, at Riverside Rotary Park's Sept. 11 memorial, in remembrance of the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on American soil.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-12/photos-memorium
Local
What's in Bloom: Black Out Lily

...whose flowers have a heavy, sweet scent. Asiatic lilies are easy to grow and don't need to be staked. They like full sun, but can grow in a bit of shade. Good drainage is a must as in heavy, wet, clay soils, the bulbs will rot.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/whats-bloom-black-out-lily
Outdoors
A trade convention for marijuana in Tacoma Dome

...winning raffle numbers were picked on party-night at the Knights of Pythias. Along with seeds, sellers are also selling soils.And along with products, the service sector is present at the show selling cash and credit card processing, insurance...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-15/trade-convention-marijuana-tacoma-dome
State
Archaeologists find remains of ancient village

...This helped to preserve organic material like wood and leather for so long.Archaeologists also found a layer of ash in the soil and signs of a conflict, including arrowheads embedded in houses and the remains of people who appeared to have died violently...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-03/archaeologists-find-remains-ancient-vil
State
Wettest summer on record in Fairbanks

...soggy summer came with a variety of complications. Septic tanks and foundations around Fairbanks were flooded by the saturated soil, and rising river levels spurred the Army Corps of Engineers to activate the Moose Creek Dam for the first time in six years...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/wettest-summer-record-fairbanks
State
Today in Sports History

...finishes with 184.4 points, beating defending champion China by .95 for their second world title, and the first won on foreign soil.2009 - Iowa blocks two field goals in the closing seconds to hold off lower-division Northern Iowa 17-16.2009 - Three-year-old...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-05
Sports
US trained Alaskans as 'stay-behind agents'

...Americans built their own bomb shelters. This was an extraordinary enlistment of civilians as intelligence operatives on U.S. soil.This account of the "Washtub" project is based on hundreds of pages of formerly secret documents. The heavily censored records...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/us-trained-alaskans-stay-behind-agents
State

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