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Whale washes ashore in 12th recent death in California

POINT REYES STATION, Calif. - Another dead whale washed ashore in Northern California, the 12th carcass that has appeared in the past few months and marks a higher-than-normal number of deaths but not a record.

Wood bison bulls take barge to meet transplanted herd

FAIRBANKS - A barge carrying 16 wood bison is making a four-day trip down the Tanana and Yukon rivers to reunite the animals with a herd transplanted earlier this spring near Shageluk.

Getting (more) outdoorsy

Last weekend at Echo Ranch, about 120 women from Southeast Alaska and beyond gathered to kayak, fly fish, pack raft, chainsaw and forage for wild game. They fired .22s, harvested Dungeness crabs and learned the basics of deer hunting.

See the future in flowers

See tomorrow's flowers today - or tomorrow - at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum.

Anatomy of the worst fire year

During this year's gorgeous and warm May, we have not yet sniffed the bitter scent of flaming spruce. When we do, many of us will think back to a year that still haunts us. In summer 2004, a Vermont-sized patch of Alaska burned in...

On the Trails: Cruisin' to Berners Bay

Every year, the Juneau Audubon Society offers several spring cruises to Berners Bay, not far north of town. There is always a hope that the cruise might happen to arrive in the bay during the time when the hooligan (a.k.a.
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What's in Bloom: Yellow candelabra primrose

The yellow candelabra primrose, Primula chungensis, is one of the so called "candelabra" primroses for the way the flowers are arranged in whorls around the stem. It is also one of the few orange-flowered Primula available to gardeners.

Youth fishing events announced across Southeast

KETCHIKAN - The Tongass National Forest, partner agencies, groups, businesses and local volunteers are sponsoring youth fishing events throughout Southeast Alaska. No experience is needed to participate in these events.

Officials: don't touch 'orphaned' wildlife

Alaskans are reminded that May and June mark the season of wildlife giving birth. Newborn moose calves, bear cubs and other wildlife young may be encountered nearly anywhere in Alaska - including city greenbelts and trails used for hiking...

Wild Shots

The Empire Outdoors page is looking for superb images of Alaska's wildlife, scenery or plant life. Send your photos to outdoors@juneauempire.com.

Juneau area sport fish report for the week of May 19

King Salmon: Fishing for king salmon in the Juneau area has been better than previous years for both marine boat and shore-based anglers. North Douglas, Tee Harbor and the Breadline have all reported good catches.

Officials: Be fire safe this Memorial Day weekend

FAIRBANKS — With extreme fire danger levels around much of the state and no relief in sight heading into the Memorial Day Weekend, wildfire officials in Alaska via a press release have urged Alaskans to use extreme...

The fifth annual Yakutat Tern Festival kicks off May 28

YAKUTAT - The fifth annual Yakutat Tern Festival will run May 28 to 31 this year as a celebration of the natural and cultural resources of Yakutat.

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