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Alaska ferry project caught in flap over US steel

...potentially threatening the project.The terminal is on Canadian soil, in British Columbia, but the land is leased to the state of...said applying Buy America restrictions to a project on Canadian soil is unacceptable."More broadly, Buy America policies run counter...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-18/alaska-ferry-project-caught-flap-over-u
State
On the Trails: Trailside scrapbook

...persists, retaining its form and even spanning small gaps, the row of supported treelets may eventually stretch roots down to the soil. Then they can grow into tall, stalwart trees, still all in a row, with their roots arching over the nurse log. Although...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/trails-trailside-scrapbook
Outdoors
Growing season

...hydroponics, some use some aquaponics and others good old-fashioned soil. Whichever your method, the easiest things to grow in the winter...plants, with hundreds of sites per bed. Hydroponics uses a soil-free, water-based, nutrient-infused system; aquaponics...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-05/growing-season
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: Villager's remains led to 1918 flu breakthrough

...bodies buried there remained somewhat preserved by the frozen soil surrounding them.When Hultin arrived in 1951, with the permission...thaw the permafrost beneath. Then he shoveled off the melted soil, exposed the new surface to air, and repeated the process...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-21/alaska-science-forum-villagers-remai
Outdoors
State, refinery reach agreement on cleanup

...of the refinery on April 1, 2004. Flint Hills was aware of soil contamination but thought it was confined to the ground beneath...other issues.The agreement outlines methods to be used for soil monitoring, cleaning hot spots and water treatment.DEC has...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/state-refinery-reach-agreement-cleanup
State
Surprise, surprise; carrots for the wise

...were not used for anything special. I got the seeds at a local hardware store, and randomly scattered them on top of fresh soil. One variety was intentionally short and the other was called "half-long." I thought these might just have a chance with...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-12/surprise-surprise-carrots-wise
Neighbors
Pike poisoning begins in Soldotna waterways

...monitor drinking water near Soldotna Creek.Agency biologist Krissy Dunker said the poison - piscicide rotenone - penetrates the soil about 1 inch. That's not a concern for nearby water wells, she said."The primary health concern is actually to the people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/pike-poisoning-begins-soldotna-waterway
State
Pike poisoning begins in Soldotna waterways

...monitor drinking water near Soldotna Creek.Agency biologist Krissy Dunker said the poison - piscicide rotenone - penetrates the soil about 1 inch. That's not a concern for nearby water wells, she said."The primary health concern is actually to the people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-15/pike-poisoning-begins-soldotna-waterway
State
Fairbanks museum adds Alaska-only beetle to collection

...snow-loving Alaska thing." They're hard to find because they're less than two-millimeters long and because they live in soil below the top layer of organic matter called the "leaf litter," he said. They have six short legs, but they move more like...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-22/fairbanks-museum-adds-alaska-only-beetl
State
Sitka project opens new vistas

...budget, and will be complete as early as January, well ahead of schedule. The only snag the team ran into was some contaminated soil that had to be removed for about $30,000."It wasn't too bad," Hughey said, noting that the contamination was likely...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-06/sitka-project-opens-new-vistas
State

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