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On the Trails: Being a flower

...the (in most cases) necessary role of males in pollination and seed production, and the fundamental biological fact that plants can pass on their genes through both male and female functions. Passing on genes is all that counts in the evolutionary...
Remembering the Vikings - 'iron slicks' of the muskegs

...mire - but, in all its variations, it is essentially a place where conditions slow the decay of organic material so that plant material is produced faster than it can decompose. Southeast "muskegs" are wet and acidic, and these qualities keep...
On the Trails: Strolling in the March sunshine

...important to the ecological development of these areas, because they take atmospheric nitrogen and "fix" it into a form that plants can use, when the lichen decays and becomes part of the soil. This soil enrichment facilitates the colonization of...
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...
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...
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...
Fact check: Ryan ignores parts of his own record 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...
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Palmer-based Matanuska Creamery to close today 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...
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...
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...


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