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British Columbia approves another gold mine upstream of Southeast Alaska

...among Alaskans, Brucejack will not use a dam to store mine waste.According to Pretium, the Vancouver-based company developing...mine, Brucejack will backfill about half its tailings - the waste rock left behind after gold is extracted. Those tailings will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-31/british-columbia-approves-another-gold-
State
My Turn: Alaska LNG project

...to work together on a path forward that is responsible, allows for public understanding and input, and does not recklessly waste state money pursuing options that lack a proven, commercial foundation. Competing with ourselves, while confusing our partners...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-31/my-turn-alaska-lng-project
Opinion
Fish guts to meow mix

...to the cats and dogs with their fish waste. Mike Erickson, owner of Alaska Glacier...The rest of the fish is considered waste.Erickson's son Jim came up with the idea to start using their fish waste more efficiently several years ago and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-29/fish-guts-meow-mix
Local
Pure Sole: Running And Talking

...rocky things."Oh, past that," we reply.I remember when I used to scoff at seeing runners."What a perfectly good waste of sweat! And look at those shoes! You can't play basketball in those shoes!"My first attempt at running was in high...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-29/running-and-talking
Sports
New trash baler to revamp recycling

...plans are underway to revamp Juneau's waste management programs.Although the city does not yet have a replacement strategy for Waste Management's Capitol Landfill, city...currently projected 20 years. Upcoming waste prevention solutions were discussed at...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-24/new-trash-baler-revamp-recycling
Local
Crab shell socks: Coming soon to a retailer near you

...after processing has largely gone to waste.Until now.Local fisherman Craig Kasberg has long considered using the waste after his salmon is filleted and in...nearly 2 billion pounds of fish and crab waste into the ocean or a landfill each year...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-20/crab-shell-socks-coming-soon-retailer-n
Local
Recycling center temporarily closed

The recycling center at Waste Management's Capitol Landfill will be closed from April 2 to April...during that time. In December, City and Borough of Juneau Solid Waste Coordinator Jim Penor said the aging machine was "falling apart at...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-22/recycling-center-temporarily-closed
Local
Sullivan meets with Canadian ambassador on mine issue

...issues.In early August 2014, a breach of the Canadian copper and gold mine's tailings pond caused huge amounts of mining waste to flow into adjacent salmon-supporting river systems, spurring concerns about increased mining efforts on watersheds shared...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-25/sullivan-meets-canadian-ambassador-mine
Local | AK legislature
Alaska tribes united in opposition of large mines

...here long after the mining companies and politicians have left. It will be us that will have to live with the tailings dams, waste rock and water pollution. So it is critical that we have a say about this development now. Our children will have to live...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-22/alaska-tribes-united-opposition-large
Letters
Empire Editorial: Climate change - it's 'a thing'

...it's hard to be sure.Great. Now what?We think the Senate should quit worrying about who's to blame (pointing fingers wastes time, after all) and should instead get on with educating people on what they can do and what smart choices they have to make...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-28/empire-editorial-climate-change-its-t
Opinion

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