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'Singer in the stream' offers glimpse into the life of dippers

...American Dippers sing and flit in and out of a stream when she thought of a few rhyming lines."Up along the creek, / where the water tumbles down, / There's a singer in the stream - / a songster of reknown..."Her family had a tradition of writing holiday...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-24/singer-stream-offers-glimpse-life-di
Outdoors
Remembering the Vikings - 'iron slicks' of the muskegs

...constructed in such a way that the organism can soak up a lot of water. This keeps oxygen from penetrating to the peat beneath and...hollowed out of bedrock in their wake, which then filled with water. These wet depressions were ideal places for muskegs to form...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-24/remembering-vikings-iron-slicks-musk
Outdoors
On the Trails: April - the cruelest month

...all sizes had danced on the river sandbars exposed by low-water conditions. We wondered why they spent so much time in that habitat...stoneflies. Some of them regularly dipped down to touch the water surface, no doubt laying eggs. We wondered how they choose...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-24/trails-april-cruelest-month
Outdoors
Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part I

...with the agreement of his officers, sent 11 men in a longboat to make a brief reconnaissance of the island and attain fresh water. The longboat rowed toward the dark forest and mountains, their captain on deck watching, before vanishing into the tapestry...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-24/beaten-path-mysteries-yakobi-island-
Outdoors
Keep Alaska's harbors clean and safe

...amount of light and oxygen in the water available to other aquatic life...mussels, and scallops filter the water, including contaminants and...request that they get one! Clean water benefits everyone. Manage your...stream to ensure the coastal waters you love are safe for you and...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-23/keep-alaskas-harbors-clean-and-safe
Letters
House built before Alaska colonized is up for sale

...addition, but he has outfitted building with modern amenities.There are the basics, like heat, electricity and running water. But the physician also built a roof platform for stargazing and turned the Plymouth farm's sheep barn into a two-car garage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/house-built-alaska-colonized-sale
State
Bombs shatter houses in Yemen capital, hit near Iran Embassy

...dispatched the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt toward the waters off Yemen to join other American ships prepared to intercept...would not comment specifically on any Navy movements in Yemeni waters, but said the U.S. has concerns about Iran's "continued...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-21/bombs-shatter-houses-yemen-capital-hi
Not For Web
Southeast depends on its rivers

...little time Instead of more "dialogue" as Bennett wants, I urge the state of Alaska to protect our state for future generations, as we must act on the Boundary Waters Treaty and assemble the International Joint Commission. Matt LubovJuneau

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-22/southeast-depends-its-rivers
Letters
Rie Munoz' Alaska: More true than real

...boat and off they went. The boat purchase, however, nearly did them in, as it was a lake boat ill-suited to the rough waters between Juneau and Ketchikan. Close friend Jay Crondahl said that Rie told a great story about how the man who built the boat...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-22/rie-munoz-alaska-more-true-real
Art
Humpbacks on rebound as agency mulls lift

...listed as threatened, in Central America and the Western North Pacific. The agency said these whales at times enter U.S. waters.The other two populations - in the Arabian Sea and off Cape Verde and northwest Africa - would remain listed as endangered...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/humpbacks-rebound-agency-mulls-lift
State

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