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Sage grouse plan aims for industry, wildlife balance

...home to roughly 40 percent of the bird's population and a hub of fossil fuel development, with huge potential for wind energy and uranium mines.Efforts to avoid protections there have resulted in a significant impact: No drilling may take...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-23/sage-grouse-plan-aims-indust
Nation and World
South getting first big wind farm soon

...something the South has never seen: a commercial-scale wind energy farm.The $600 million project by Spanish developer...Arkansas to Florida, according to data from the American Wind Energy Association, an industry trade group.But taller towers...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-13/south-getting-first-big-wind-farm-soo
Not For Web
Company plans new tech for mine near Ketchikan

...of Energy has rated it and thulium as the elements in shortest supply in the nation. It is used in the creation of wind energy projects as well as in defense technology.The Defense Department requires dysprosium to make magnets to be used in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/company-plans-new-tech-mine-near-ketchi
State
March 13 Fireside Lecture to focus on bats

...bats difficult to count and assess their overall population health. Other threats affect bats, however, including wind energy development, timber harvest and pesticides.New bat studies in Alaska, the Lower 48 and Canada are using Citizen...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-11-2
Art
Little brown bats headline Fireside Lecture

...bats difficult to count and assess their overall population health. Other threats affect bats, however, including wind energy development, timber harvest and pesticides.New bat studies in Alaska, the Lower 48 and Canada are using Citizen...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-13/little-brown-bats-headline-fireside-
Outdoors
Climate change coming ... to glacier center

...wants to ditch the oil and unplug from the power grid by looking to alternative energy sources."Collect solar and wind energy and make this place zero net energy, so we produce more than we use," he said.And it's no secret the toilets...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-01/climate-change-coming-glacier-center
Local
Empire Editorial: The Case for Susitna Dam

...It must be clean, so as to fight climate change.Wind energy is promising, but it is too erratic to use on a large...high-voltage power lines strung across the country.Wind energy is a fine way to make electricity, but it cannot be...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-02/empire-editorial-case-susitna-dam
Opinion
In Kake, sun provides light at the end of the tunnel

...any other rural Alaska community. What makes Kake special is the way it's approaching the topic.After exploring wind energy options in partnership with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council in 2010, the Organized Village of Kake and five...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-28/kake-sun-provides-light-end-tunnel
Local
Research holds the key to Alaska's future

...In some cases, hydroelectric power has been part of the mix. Research and development will be critical to making wind energy widely available and usable to Alaskans.Human needs are another important priority. We have made great strides in health...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-21/research-holds-key-alaskas-future
Opinion
Noting tech needs, mining companies seek graphite

...Electric Drive Transportation Association.Batteries for renewable power sources, such as those that store solar and wind energy, may be a more important use, Hains said. Also, the USGS says energy companies are developing large-scale, fuel...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-28/noting-tech-needs-mining-companies-seek
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