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Kenai Peninsula tackling invasive plant problem

...The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has not found the plant anywhere else on the peninsula."To the best of our...Lakes in Anchorage are still being treated for elodea and the plant was recently discovered in Lake Hood, the site of one...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-17/kenai-peninsula-tackling-invasive-plant
State
Alaska farmers want prison-run slaughterhouse kept open

...private sector.State legislators announced last month that the plant could be shuttered for good by the end of the current...going to recommend that the state continue ownership of the plant, with a possible lease option to an entity of either...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-17/alaska-farmers-want-prison-run-slaughte
State
Southeast Alaska's invisible (and invasive) war

...to get rid of something that starts so small, in 2003, people involved in eradication efforts removed 600 pounds of the plants. Other years, they've pulled up to 150."We're twelve years into this," Maupin said. "It's very difficult...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-10-30/southeast-alaskas-invisible-and-inva
Outdoors
Kupreanof fossils paint picture of a warm and ancient Earth

...semi-aquatic mammal browsed for food.A team of scientists has found fossils on Kupreanof Island that show signs of the plants and animals of between 50 and 57 million years ago, many while being filmed for PBS' "Making North America," a three-part...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-10-16
Outdoors
Frozen well causes headaches for Bethel schools

...7,000 gallons of bottled water, at the cost of about $500 a day, until the blockage is melted.James Mikesell is the plant facilities manager for the Lower Kuskokwim School District.He says he's never seen this problem before. They have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-20/frozen-well-causes-headaches-bethel-sch
State
Climate change and glacial uplift in Southeast's rural communities

...community members in Yakutat, Hoonah, Angoon, Kake, Klawock, and the Organized Village of Kasaan."So many of the plants and animals that they depend on are changing in their patterns, timing, quality, and quantity," Kruger said.The...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-10-14/climate-change-and-glacial-uplift-southea
Art

...falter. Also, she said shorter tongue bees often "cheat" and bite a hole in the flower's side, which doesn't help the plant spread its seeds.___Online:Science: http://www.sciencemag.org___Seth Borenstein can be followed at...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-25
Nation and World
Juneau's Hidden History: Historic power plants

...000-kilowatt power plant. The Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Company used it to supply power to a mill it was building in Juneau. The plant has since been converted to a warehouse used for storage.Upon entering the second floor it was as if we were stepping...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-09-16-0
Art
On the Trails: What happens when animals eat poisons?

...the principal source, all parts of the plant are said to contain the poisons...evolve counter-measures that render the plant defenses less harmful. In effect...gone one step farther and sequester the plant's defensive compounds for their...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-09-11/trails-what-happens-when-animals-eat
Outdoors
Invasive plant spreads to Interior Alaska beyond Fairbanks

...to rinse, drain and dry boats and other gear before putting them in new bodies of water to help prevent the spread of the plant.___Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-07/invasive-plant-spreads-interior-alaska-
State

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