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Plans suspended to double wind turbines at Fire Island

...manage the variable wind power, since it takes less effort to regulate the shifting amount of power coming in.But with that plant not online yet and operational costs uncertain, Estey said, it was difficult to justify entering into a long-term...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-03/plans-suspended-double-wind-turbines-fi
State
What's in Bloom: Prepping primula

With signs of winter in the high hills and trees dropping their leaves all around town, one would think that plants are done for the year. This photo of Primula concholoba shows that it is already poised for next spring's bloom. This bud is...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/whats-bloom-prepping-primula
Outdoors
On the Trails: Plant behavior

...flew, they barked or snorted or sang, they did things.Considerably (embarrassingly) later, I began to understand that plants and animals lead parallel lives in many ways. I'm not referring here to the obvious facts that both plants and animals...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-07-19/trails-plant-behavior
Outdoors
Companies announce top LNG site for pipeline

...Butt said the liquefied natural gas plant envisioned as part of the pipeline project would be 16 or 17 times larger than that plant.Alaskans have long dreamed of a gas line as a way to shore-up revenues as oil production - Alaska's economic lifeblood...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-07/companies-announce-top-lng-site-pipelin
Local
My turn: Is an operating mine needed to clean up the Tulsequah Chief site?

...enter into a period of non-compliance with the conditions of Waste Water Discharge Permit #105719." Chieftain noted that "plant operation has not met expectations" and listed engineering problems, including larger amounts of toxic sludge than...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-08-20/operating-mine-needed-clean-tulsequah
Opinion
Fact check: Ryan ignores parts of his own record

...school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: 'I believe that if our government...That's what he said in 2008. Well, as it turned out, that plant didn't last another year."THE FACTS: Although Obama...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-08-30/fact-check-ryan-ignores-parts-his-own
Not For Web
Palmer-based Matanuska Creamery to close today

...farmers said Friday they are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars by the company and have long expected the closure."That plant probably could have handled 10 times the volume that we had," said Point MacKenzie farmer Wayne Brost. "So maybe...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-30/palmer-based-matanuska-creamery-close-t
State
Alaska energy overview

...a 25-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Healy, he said, GVEA's second at the site."We are on board to get that plant going," Borgeson said.In addition to coal, GVEA also adds wind and the fossil fuel Naptha into the mix. The Eagle...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-23/alaska-energy-overview
State
Theft upsetting

...two-legged, mean-spirited and carried a shovel. I hope you are enjoying them, whoever you are. Grandma loved that plant and I will put more on her grave site, but God help the person who comes back for seconds! I also own a shovel and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053002/let_letter2.shtml
Opinion
It's a plant-eat-bugs world out there

...reproduce. But soils are poor in many parts of Southeast, and they are often low in nitrogen, one of several nutrients that plants also need to survive. Carnivorous plants solve that problem by capturing insects to supplement their diet, and the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061602/out_plants.shtml
Outdoors

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