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Help solve mystery of disappearing Rusty Blackbirds

...Rusty Blackbirds for the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz. Researchers across North...the birds that flood back to Alaska each spring," said Beth Peluso of Audubon Alaska in...been going on for a century or more. In spring, you can hear this songbird's "rusty...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-18/help-solve-mystery-disappearing-rust
Outdoors
Landscape Alaska: Lawn Thoughts

What's in a word? How does a field become a lawn?It's spring, and all over the borough, tiny green tips of grass are beginning to emerge. Some lawns in sunny and protected spaces are already...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-18/landscape-alaska-lawn-thoughts
Outdoors
Photo: Blooming into spring

Pussy willows bloom in the afternoon sun at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center on Tuesday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-16/photo-blooming-spring
Local
Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...up the book at any point. "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson (1962)Justice William O. Douglas called "Silent Spring" "the most important chronicle of...sunlight.) Fifty years after Silent Spring was published it still sparks controversy...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/five-good-reads-earth-day
Art
No Parnell-Mallott debates scheduled for Juneau

...Juneau - but Parnell hasn't participated. "He's hard to pin down," Walker said of the governor.The governor's only spring debates are April 28th and 30th in Anchorage, and the final debate before the primary is slated for August 12 in Fairbanks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/no-parnell-mallott-debates-scheduled-ju
State | AK legislature
In the Stacks: Nonfiction for adults

...and facts."Similes Dictionary," by Elyse Sommer. In the words of Turgenev, a joyous feeling shot up, like the grass in spring, when I first laid eyes on this delightful book. For a word-lover, there are few things more engrossing than a thesaurus...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/stacks-nonfiction-adults
Art
Local Sports Schedule

...Ketchikan at AKF (5:15).Away, TMHS boys at Sitka.Away, JDHS girls at Ketchikan.Saturday, May 17RUNNINGHome, TBD, Spring Tide Scramble: 'Race the Tide' (Empire Cup). Start time will note low tide. Start at Fish Creek Bridge (North Douglas...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-17/local-sports-schedule
Sports
Glacier Swim Club places 2nd, 3rd at Southeast championships

Juneau's Glacier Swim Club placed second in the boys competitions and third in the girls at the spring Southeast Alaska regional championships at the Gateway Aquatic Center in Ketchikan Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Ketchikan...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-15/glacier-swim-club-places-2nd-3rd-south
Sports
Local Sports Schedule

...Ketchikan at AKF (5:15).Away, TMHS boys at Sitka.Away, JDHS girls at Ketchikan.Saturday, May 17RUNNINGHome, TBD, Spring Tide Scramble: 'Race the Tide' (Empire Cup). Start time will note low tide. Start at Fish Creek Bridge (North Douglas...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-15/local-sports-schedule
Sports
Energy Dep't seeks methane hydrate proposals

...ConocoPhillips and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. drilled into a methane hydrate deposit over two Alaska winters ending in spring 2012 in a nearly $29 million extraction experiment.The research was an application of laboratory studies done by ConocoPhillips...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/energy-dept-seeks-methane-hydrate-propo
State

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