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Mastodons more ancient than previously thought

Revised age estimates of American mastodon fossils in Alaska and Yukon have resolved a quandary about when these extinct relatives of elephants lived.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/mastodons-more-ancient-previously-th
Outdoors
NASA: No excessive methane emissions from Alaska

ANCHORAGE - Though Arctic Alaska is warming and permafrost is thawing, the area so far has been spared from the scourge of excessive methane emissions, according to data collected by a NASA-managed research project.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-24/nasa-no-excessive-methane-emissions-ala
State
Remains of Ice Age infants uncovered

FAIRBANKS - Researchers have uncovered the remains of two Ice Age infants in Alaska's interior, a discovery archaeologists call the youngest human remains from that era found in northern North America.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-12/remains-ice-age-infants-uncovered
State
Remains of Ice Age infants uncovered in Alaska

Researchers have uncovered the remains of two Ice Age infants in Alaska's interior, a discovery archaeologists call the youngest human remains from that era found in northern North America.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-11/remains-ice-age-infants-uncovered-alask
State
DEC says Alaska fish are safe to eat

The Department of Environmental Conservation isn't actively testing fish for radiation, Commissioner Larry Hartig told the Senate Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-23/dec-says-alaska-fish-are-safe-eat
State
Northern forests wane, while tundra grows greener

Recent studies show plant life in Alaska's northern forests is declining, while the tundra is seeing accelerated growth triggered by rising temperatures and concentrations of carbon dioxide.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091605/sta_20050916009.shtml
News
Did whaling cause decline in sea otters?

A cascading decline in seal, sea lion and sea otter populations in the North Pacific may have been triggered by industrial whaling after World War II that forced packs of killer whales to look for new sources of food, a group of scientists suggest. "If our hypothesis is correct, either wholly or in significant part, commercial whaling in the North Pacific Ocean set off one of the largest and most complex ecological chain reactions ever described," the scientists wrote in an article appearing this week on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Web site.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092503/sta_whaling.shtml
News
Study: Gray whale comeback may be based on miscalculation

One of the great success stories of the ocean, the return of the Pacific gray whale, may have been based on a miscalculation, scientists reported Monday in a study based on whale genetics.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091107/sta_20070911004.shtml
News
Optimism, concern prevail in US aquaculture boom

WASHINGTON - By the end of this year, the world is projected to reach an unheralded but historic milestone: Half of the fish and shellfish we consume will be raised by humans, rather than caught in the wild.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092109/sta_495670719.shtml
Scientists: Did industrial whaling cause sea-otter decline?

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - A cascading decline in seal, sea lion and sea otter populations in the North Pacific may have been triggered by industrial whaling after World War II that forced killer whales to look for new sources of food, a group of scientists suggests.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120103/sta_poorotters.shtml
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