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Climate change and crabapples

...people have told her crabapples were something their grandparents used, Wyllie de Echeverria said.Ecologically, the plants are important because they tend to grow near water, she said. They can stabilize banks or decrease erosion. They also...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-26/climate-change-and-crabapples
Outdoors
Deal inked for North Slope LNG plant

...the Interior Energy Project.The state agency will own the plant, while an MWH subsidiary will build and operate it...will also sell the liquefied natural gas produced by the plant to Interior buyers.The agreement allows Northern Lights...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-23/deal-inked-north-slope-lng-plant
State
Commission: Alaska needs power improvements

...of the project, which likely helped it refinance other debt and present the best plan possible when looking to finance the plant itself, Pickett said.The RCA has withheld from ruling on utilities' capital plans to keep itself out of the business...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-22/commission-alaska-needs-power-improveme
State
Balash heads to Japan with BP to market LNG

...to Japan" through the ConocoPhillips Kenai LNG plant that provided, in 1969, the first shipments of LNG to Japan. The plant continues to ship LNG to Japan made from Cook Inlet natural gas.In the large project marketing, Balash said each of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-14/balash-heads-japan-bp-market-lng
State
On the Trails: Highbush cranberries

...production is reduced, and the berries that do develop contain less sugar than normal. Heavily infected leaves die early, so the plant loses some ability to synthesize carbohydrates, and infected twigs are likely to die an early death too.The FSL forest...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-12/trails-highbush-cranberries
Outdoors
Division of Forestry harvests spruce cones for future reforestation

...fresh crop of Fairbanks seeds. White spruce cones from the Kenai Peninsula are also cleaned, conditioned and stored at the Plant Materials Center for future plantings in that region.Approximately 44,000 of the seedlings shipped back to Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/division-forestry-harvests-spruce-co
Outdoors
Wildlife Spy: A gathering of cranes

...Audubon volunteers, I watched the cranes fan out through the fields, families of three and four calling as they fed. The plants were tall enough to hide the cranes when they bent down, heads and necks occasionally popping into view.Suddenly...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-12/wildlife-spy-gathering-cranes
Outdoors
Secret garden

...investigated the complaint and noted the plant looked like marijuana - which was enough proof for JPD to confiscate the plant."I looked at it and said, 'Yes...afternoon interview, not long after the plant was removed.Fischer said this particular...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-31/secret-garden
Local
What's in Bloom: Volunteers!

...planted, collected, fertilized and pruned for two seasons in every kind of weather - yes - even snow. Their love for the plants and space is evident as you walk the well-tended grounds. Welcoming visitors is also something they both enjoy doing...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-08/whats-bloom-volunteers
Outdoors
On the Trails: The scourge of scurvy

...this summer prompted an interest in learning more about the plant and the ailment called scurvy, revitalizing some bits...Considerable loss of the vitamin from plants occurs when the plant material is stored even for a few days, but the loss...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/trails-scourge-scurvy
Outdoors

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