Scientist: Whale deaths off Alaska island remains mystery of the 10 fin whales were at least a week old, which could throw off test results, said Kate Wynne, a marine mammal specialist for the University of Alaska Sea Grant Program. The carcasses of eight humpback whales also were found.The carcasses of...
Tune in to nature

...Wild Workshops and professional development programs for teachers."It kind of took off," Wildlife Education and Outreach Specialist Tennie Bentz said. "Teachers can check them out, camps can check them out, different education groups and the museums...
My Turn: Alaska can't afford Medicaid expansion before reform

...It includes provisions to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits, absurd travel expenses and costly self-referrals to specialists. It puts recipients on a health management plan, incorporates telemedicine and initiates privatization to create a much...
Specialist: State ferries equipped with water treatment systems from the '70s

...treatment systems that were standard in the 1970s, said Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation cruise ship program specialist Ed White.Eight of the 11 state-owned vessels "use a little chlorine to kill the bacteria and grind up the waste," then...
Kenai groups prepare for potential workplace violence about it."Run, Hide, Fight trainer and DHS Security Specialist Vernon Allen said the purpose of Thursday's workshop was...Washington Post, Navy Yard employee and logistics management specialist Patricia Ward said after being in the building with shooter...
Prez candidate Walker signs abortion ban bill

...prohibition unconstitutionally burdens women.___Bauer reported from Madison, Wisconsin. Associated Press news survey specialist Emily Swanson contributed to this report.___Follow Scott Bauer on Twitter at
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Doctors say teen's HIV in check for 12 years without drugs

...people's minds is, would this have happened anyway," independent of her treatment, she said.Dr. Steven Deeks, an AIDS specialist at the University of California, San Francisco, agreed, but said the case "adds to the growing story that we should be...
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An ocean of change: Warm gulf leads to unusual happenings, worried scientists

...this year. Scientists don't yet know why, said Kate Wynne, University of Alaska Fairbanks professor and Marine Mammal Specialist with the Alaska Sea Grant's Marine Advisory Program. The animals looked otherwise healthy.Test results recently showed...
Whale specialist talks to Chamber

This week's Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon features an appearance by Aleria Jensen, marine mammal specialist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Jensen will present a talk entitled "Bubblenets and Blowholes: Managing...
More guided tours on tap for glacier

...public process surrounding glacier use and visitor capacity. During that time, archaeologists, wildlife specialists and recreation specialists studied the glacier property, Berger said.Despite cloudy skies and a light mist of rain Friday afternoon...


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