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Souring seas eating away at tiny creatures

...documented that souring seas caused by carbon-dioxide emissions are dissolving pteropods in the wild right now along the U.S. West Coast. That is damaging a potentially important link in the marine food web far sooner than expected."What we found...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-01/souring-seas-eating-away-tiny-creatures
State
Chinese ban of US shellfish to continue

BREMERTON, Wash. - The Chinese ban of shellfish imports from the U.S. West Coast will continue indefinitely, according to a letter sent by Chinese officials to a U.S. agency. The letter dated Jan.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-03/chinese-ban-us-shellfish-continue
State
US officials to meet with China on shellfish ban

SEATTLE - U.S. officials are traveling to Beijing this week to discuss China's ongoing import ban on geoduck clams and other shellfish from the U.S. West Coast.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-21/us-officials-meet-china-shellfish-ban
State
China bans shellfish imports from US West Coast

SEATTLE - China has suspended imports of shellfish from the U.S. West Coast, cutting off one of the biggest export markets for Northwest companies and prompting fears of a months-long shutdown.The Chinese...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-16/china-bans-shellfish-imports-us-west-co
State
Ocean acidification threatens marine life

...studying how sea-chemistry changes could reverberate through the ocean. Their initial results, looking at just the U.S. West Coast, are disturbing."Right now, for acidification in particular," said Isaac Kaplan, a NOAA researcher in Seattle...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-15/ocean-acidification-threatens-marine-li
State
Alaska editorial: Fuel regs show problem with Law of the Sea Treaty

...under Jackson went to the International Maritime Organization and proposed a 200-mile Emission Control Area for the U.S. West Coast and the Great Lakes region. The ECA required the use of 1 percent sulfur fuel by 2012 and 0.1 percent by 2015...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-08-13/alaska-editorial-fuel-regs-show-probl
Opinion
More humpback whales visiting Wash. state waters

...that their efforts are working.According to Cascadia Research Collective, the number of humpback whales off the U.S. West Coast has increased about 7 percent annually to about 2,000 animals, while the whales who visit Washington's coast...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-17/more-humpback-whales-visiting-wash-stat
State
Alaska Airlines: Operations returning to normal

...Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is the seventh-largest U.S. airline based on passenger traffic and is the dominant U.S. West Coast air carrier. It has an average of 436 flights a day at 64 destinations, including airports in Mexico and Canada...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-09/alaska-airlines-operations-returning-no
State
A look at North Korea's missile arsenal

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's missile program is a point of national pride, with state TV regularly broadcasting past liftoffs set to rousing military anthems.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-13/look-north-koreas-missile-arsenal
State
Alaska Editorial: 'All-Alaska' gas line economics don't add up

...gas piped to Valdez, liquefied, loaded aboard expensive tankers, hauled to ports somewhere on the Canadian or U.S. West Coast, turned back into gas and then sent by pipe to consumers would be worth less to Alaska in taxes and royalties than...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062906/opi_20060629001.shtml
Opinion

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