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Researcher: Arctic bears may survive ice-free planet

A professor of animal genetics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Natural Resources and Extension has estimated when and how brown, black and polar bears diverged - and that data offers some hope for polar bears' survival as the earth's climate warms.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-21/researcher-arctic-bears-may-survive-
Outdoors
Fireside Lecture to focus on the secret lives of crabs and spot prawns

This week's free Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will focus on the secret lives of crabs and spot prawns.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-06/fireside-lecture-focus-secret-lives-crabs
Art
December art openings

Gallery Walk is a big night for downtown Juneau, and this year it's going to be even bigger.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-12-05/gallery-walk
Art
Nominations sought for 2013 Farm Family of the Year

...of representatives from the USDA Farm Services Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service; the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Natural Resources & Agricultural Sciences and Cooperative Extension Service; the Alaska State Fair...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-05-24/nominations-sought-2013-farm-family-
Outdoors
Juneau projects are scarce in state spending bill

Juneau might end up with little money for capital projects and no money for new bond projects this legislative session.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051204/loc_jnumoney.shtml
News
State Briefs

Election results certified; Finance academy offered in Juneau; DIA chooses leaders; Bill removes need for concealed-gun permit; Alaska AG seeks Pledge review

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061203/sta_briefs.shtml
News
Subsea mountains harbor strange life

Off the coast of Alaska, giant spider crabs 7 feet across crawl between submerged mountains the size of Mount Fairweather. In a few weeks, Juneau scientist Tom Shirley will be taking a tiny submarine and diving as deep as 15,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Alaska, part of an ocean exploration project studying a range of undersea mountains and the strange life forms that inhabit them.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061602/loc_crabs1.shtml
News
Committee OKs $21 million for federal fisheries center

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee this month approved $21 million for the Lena Point fisheries center - the last chunk of money needed to fund construction of the $50 million federal complex. The $21 million appropriation still needs approval by the full Senate and the House, which has approved $5.8 million for the project.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072401/Loc_fisherieOK.shtml
Local
State briefs

Group proposes initiative to protect permanent fund; Man sentenced to 10 years in child's beating death case; Hospital nurses authorize strike; Troopers shoot aggressive bear in Girdwood; University's Alexander named to policy job; Sterling woman charged with animal cruelty

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081502/sta_briefs.shtml
News
Fish Talk

Juneau residents have a chance to learn more about the fish that feed Alaska's economy in a lecture series organized by the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences this fall.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090602/nei_fishtalk.shtml
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