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On the Trails: Skunk cabbage and its sex change abilities

...flowers, if pollen from the same individual is effective. Indeed, one study has reported that this is possible, because the plant is self-compatible. But there might be another, wilder, possibility: Maybe these plants that first emerge from the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/trails-skunk-cabbage-and-its-sex-cha
Outdoors
On the Trails: A visit to the wetlands reveals surprises, mysteries

...we were merely late-learners. A residual question lingered: could the discarded rootstocks take hold and regenerate the plant?The geese offered us another puzzle too, but this one remains unsolved. Many of the goose feces that were scattered...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/trails-visit-wetlands-reveals-surpri
Outdoors
North Pole Refinery tax assessment cut by more than half

...buildings at less than half of what they were worth last year.Flint Hills Resources Alaska stopped refining crude oil at the plant in June.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the lower assessment will mean sharply reduced tax revenue for North...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/north-pole-refinery-tax-assessment-cut-
State
Natural gas may be considered for new UAF power plant

...News-Miner reported Thursday.A main goal will be to redesign the plant to avoid asking the legislature for more money, Gamble...option is a more viable option than simply continuing with the plant right now," he said.Costs for using natural gas were...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-20/natural-gas-may-be-considered-new-uaf-p
State
What's in Bloom: Purple Bird

...cultivated variety) that range in color from dark pink to shades of purple to very pale blue. The ferny foliage gives the plant an overall airy look. Corydalis solida is a spring ephemeral plant which means the entire plant goes dormant soon after...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-03/whats-bloom-purple-bird
Outdoors
Natural gas may be considered for new UAF power plant

...News-Miner reported Thursday.A main goal will be to redesign the plant to avoid asking the legislature for more money, Gamble...option is a more viable option than simply continuing with the plant right now," he said.Costs for using natural gas were...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/natural-gas-may-be-considered-new-uaf-p
State
Fish guts to meow mix

...nationwide.A large meat grinder in the back corner of the plant on the bay is operated by three workers who feed whole...shipped to major pet food suppliers. As in the rest of the plant, the pet food workers are fully covered in sanitary gear...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-29/fish-guts-meow-mix
Local
On the Trails: As winter falls away, bears, hooters, mountain goats appear again

...population has declined dramatically in recent decades, for unknown reasons, so they are getting harder and harder to see.The plant world, too, is showing feeble signs of spring. Elderberry buds grow fat and shoots of cow parsnip peek up above the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/trails-winter-falls-away-bears-hoote
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: On the topic of transboundary mines, a response to Mr. Bill Bennett

...the parent company Imperial Metals on March 2 stated "the plant's full 12-hour operating shift, without stoppage...February 22," two days before we published your piece. "The plant milled approximately 15,500 tonnes during that 12-hour...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-22/empire-editorial-topic-transboundary-
Opinion
Hilcorp acquires LNG plant that supplies Fairbanks

...Gas, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported.The plant is operated by Titan Alaska LNG, a wholly owned...based in Texas, holds a contract to supply the plant with gas through 2018.The plant would be Hilcorp's first foray into LNG, said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-24/hilcorp-acquires-lng-plant-supplies-fai
State

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