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Study finds virus likely cause of sea star wasting

GRANTS PASS, Ore.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/study-finds-virus-likely-cause-sea-star
State
Study finds virus likely cause of sea star wasting

Scientists have isolated a virus they are pretty sure is causing the mysterious disease that has killed millions of sea stars on the Pacific Coast from Southern California to Alaska by causing them to lose their limbs and eventually disintegrate into slime and piles of tiny bones.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-17/study-finds-virus-likely-cause-sea-s
Outdoors
Interactive map visualizes Tlingit connection to land

...never been easier to understand why, with a collaboration between the Taku River Tlingit First Nation and the University of British Columbia.During Celebration on Thursday afternoon, Nicole Gordon, of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation of Atlin...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-13/interactive-map-visualizes-tlingit-conn
Local
Herring the hot topic of upcoming UAF lecture

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will host a Fisheries Seminar from 3:30- 4:30 p.m., April 11, in the Lena Point Building, room 101.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-11/herring-hot-topic-upcoming-uaf-lectu
Outdoors
Alaska Native Studies Conference comes to Juneau

The development of indigenous studies programs has been the greatest thing to happen to American higher learning institutions in the past 40 years.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-06/alaska-native-studies-conference-comes-ju
Art
My Turn: A new way forward in the Gulf

...comments@noaa.gov.? Rachel grew up in Naknek and earned a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of British Columbia studying catch share programs internationally. She is the Fisheries Program Director for the Alaska Marine...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-01-29/my-turn-new-way-forward-gulf
Opinion
Three Alaskans selected in Major League Baseball draft

...of the year and National Baseball Congress World Series MVP Jeff Francis, a left-handed pitcher from the University of British Columbia who threw for the Anchorage Bucs before being picked up by the Anchorage Glacier Pilots for their NBC World...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060602/spo_akbball.shtml
Sports
Janowiec, Neussl make college selections

Recent Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Callan Janowiec didn't have many scholarship offers in April when she won the Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year Award for leading the Crimson Bears volleyball team to an undefeated season and a state title this past fall. She was hoping to find a spot on a college team in the Northeast region of the country, but had no real scholarship offers.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061703/spo_vballers.shtml
Sports
State Briefs

...need to have some population figures for orcas in Alaska waters, said Andrew Trites, a professor at the University of British Columbia. Trites and UBC graduate student Kerry Irish are leading the count, and have established a Web site - http...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071802/sta_briefs.shtml
News
Playing reindeer games

...per 100-square kilometers to one per 100 square kilometers. But at the same time, Heiko Wittmer of the University of British Columbia said habitat continues to become fragmented. Woodland caribou do poorly when forests are cut up into small...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122103/out_reindeer.shtml
Outdoors

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