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Team to tackle problem of disappearing king salmon

ANCHORAGE - A team of top researchers and scientists is being formed to take a comprehensive look at why king salmon returns to Alaska's rivers are dismal again this summer, Gov. Sean Parnell announced Friday.
New park becomes outdoor lab

No construction was done on the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School building this summer. But when students return to the school Wednesday, they'll find a new laboratory to help them study wetland ecosystems. Dzantik'i Heeni teachers and students worked this summer with the nonprofit organization Trail Mix, city engineers and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife to turn what once was a gravel pit behind the Juneau Police Department station in Lemon Creek into an outdoor laboratory for students.
Alaska, Russia work to improve walrus count

Alaskan researchers are joining their Russian counterparts in the most exhaustive effort yet to answer a simple question: How many walrus are there?
Setting the record straight for projects

I was left rather perplexed after reading Gordon Jackson's letter, titled "Affordable Housing," in Friday's Juneau Empire.
Activists sue to protect Alaska otters

A conservation group is again suing the Interior Department for failing to protect what it says is the world's most endangered population of sea otters.
Alaska polar bear sent to New York zoo

MADISON, Wis. - A popular polar bear from Alaska is being sent from a Madison zoo to one in Buffalo, N.Y., to mate.
Biologists escape Aleutian island just before volcano erupts

ANCHORAGE - Two federal biologists were rescued from a volcanic island Thursday just before it erupted, sending a 35-thousand foot ash plume into the air.
Juneau Empire Online Archive Frontiers News: Faded fad leads to possible lizard law 6/14/98

``What we really want is anyone thinking about getting an iguana to know that a 6-inch iguana could be three feet in two years,'' said Gini Barrett, president of the Los Angeles Animal Regulation Commission. Joe Ventura, an inspector for the U.S.
Emitt LeRoy Soldin

Former Juneau resident Emitt LeRoy Soldin, 78, died Nov. 11, 2002, at the Providence Extended Care Facility in Anchorage.


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