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Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

...hard-and-fast rule about how much a society should spend on health care. But there's widespread agreement that the United States wastes too much. Other competing priorities such as education and infrastructure can get short- changed.Medicare, which turns...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/health-care-spending-accelerate-us-re
Not For Web
EPA announces $445K settlement with North Slope Borough

...North Slope Borough over alleged hazardous waste violations.EPA officials said Thursday...more than 45,000 pounds of hazardous waste in Barrow without a storage permit required...failed to perform at least five hazardous waste determinations at the site.The EPA says...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-31/epa-announces-445k-settlement-north-s
Not For Web
My Turn: One year after disaster, mining threats remain

...were consulted in the years of planning and construction upstream. Tahltan Nation is receiving financial benefits, but the waste flows immediately out of their waters and into ours. If the tailings dams were to give way at Red Chris Mine, an entire community...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-28/my-turn-one-year-after-disaster-minin
Opinion
Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

...advanced biofuels made from agricultural waste, trash, or specialty crops that humans...Rock Biofuels hopes to make out of wood waste in Oregon. Southwest Airlines had already...Francisco with fuels made from agricultural waste was delayed when the fuel producer, AltAir...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-07-21/why-airlines-keep-pushing-biofuels-t
Regional News
My Turn: The foreign policy challenge of defining a common home

...profit-driven economy and the environmentally destructive waste stream it creates. So it wasn't surprising that environmentalists...gunpoint. It'll result in a race to arms that guarantees the waste of an enormous amount of natural resources and further exacerbates...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-24/my-turn-foreign-policy-challenge-defi
Opinion
My Turn: It's not clean water advocates who missed the boat on cruise ship dumping

...cruise ship pollution with ferry and municipal waste is misleading at best. Technology exists to treat waste to drinking water standards. Neither cruise...technologies.Looking past the theater of sipping waste water, the fact remains that the quality...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-26/my-turn-its-not-clean-water-advocates
Opinion
BC to Skeena watershed mine: Improve design

...reconsideration was postponed after the August 2014 Mount Polley tailings dam failure, which released billions of gallons of toxic waste rock and water into the Quesnel Lake watershed. This decision incorporates additional information but reiterates the ministries...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/bc-skeena-watershed-mine-improve-des
Outdoors
$6.7M OK'd for city projects

...upgrading the Crow Hill Reservoir and funding other water-related improvements;? $3,940,000 for improving the Mendenhall Waste Water Treatment Plant and funding other wastewater improvement projects;? $850,000 for constructing and supporting the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-21/67m-okd-city-projects
Local
Sitka company fined $75,000 for improper fish waste disposal

...75,000 for improperly disposing fish waste in the Valdez harbor.KCAW reported a...Silver Bay Seafoods pipe was discharging waste at a depth of three feet, above the 60-foot...Conservation compliance manager Mike Solter says waste released in shallow water can pile up and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-22/sitka-company-fined-75000-improper-fish
State
STATE EDITORIAL: Red Dog settlement suggests state mining rules could be tighter

...properly disposing of their wastes. If that's the case, why...600 times since 2002. Treated waste from Red Dog eventually goes...mining from disposing of mining waste in any way that would harm humans...After years of disposing of the waste in a river that supplies drinking...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091808/opi_333852067.shtml

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