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Hunters find giant spruce burl; burls' cause a mystery

...fungus doesn't directly kill the tree, but can make it vulnerable to insects and another fungus that does, wrote retired ecology...redwood trees are famous for their large burls. This makes them vulnerable to another potential predator - humans. Though some redwood...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-23/hunters-find-giant-spruce-burl-burls
Outdoors
Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche

...and a full burial. So for that, it was a good outcome," center director Wendy Wagner said.Sunburst Ridge is in an area vulnerable to avalanches because of clear, dry days that followed a storm last Saturday.The center had posted an avalanche advisory...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-21/skier-digs-head-out-snow-after-alaska-a
State
Coast Guard proposes Bering Strait shipping route

WASHINGTON - With global warming leading to increased traffic to a vulnerable Arctic, the U.S. Coast Guard is proposing a 4.6-mile wide shipping route through the Bering Strait to try to protect the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-07/coast-guard-proposes-bering-strait-ship
State
My Turn: Homeless again

...and decisions in light of how they affect the poorest and the most vulnerable in our society. For example, it came to my attention that our city...civilization is how it provides and serves those who are in need and most vulnerable.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-07/homeless-again
Opinion
My Turn: Suicide - an uncomfortable subject

...attempts historically is 20-25 times the number of suicide deaths. Many of these are unreported.Youth are particularly vulnerable. Based on a recent anonymous survey of Juneau high school students conducted by Alaska Department of Health and Social Services...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-11/my-turn-suicide-uncomfortable-subject
Opinion
Hearings planned on proposed air regulations

...2.5 micrometers in diameter or less. Fine particulate has been linked to heart attacks, decreased lung function and premature death in people with heart or lung disease. The young, elderly and weakened are considered vulnerable.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-30/hearings-planned-proposed-air-regulatio
State
Easier access has economic side effects

...many stores to be affected by improved access. Grocery stores and hardware stores in Haines are expected to be particularly vulnerable.The state expects Skagway and Haines to each see boosts in travel-related businesses such as gas stations and hotels...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/easier-access-has-economic-side-effects
Local
Study finds virus likely cause of sea star wasting

...waters associated with climate change could be a factor in triggering the outbreak, perhaps by making the sea stars more vulnerable to attack."If (viruses) get in through damaged areas (of the sea star), what causes the damaged area?" Menge asked...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-17/study-finds-virus-likely-cause-sea-s
Outdoors
Groups sue to protect walrus from drilling

...estimated 35,000 gathered near Point Lay this year, packed shoulder-to-shoulder in groups that leaves young animals vulnerable to stampedes.Royal Dutch Shell PLC has conducted preliminary drilling in the Chukchi and could return next year. One of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-11/groups-sue-protect-walrus-drilling
State
Study finds virus likely cause of sea star wasting

...waters associated with climate change could be a factor in triggering the outbreak, perhaps by making the sea stars more vulnerable to attack."If (viruses) get in through damaged areas (of the sea star), what causes the damaged area?" Menge asked...

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

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