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Outdoors

As first-grader Xander Webb is helped out of the top hatch, marine ecologist Michelle Ridgway, right, instructs other Faith Community Christian School students about the training submarine at the Auke Bay Fire Station on Tuesday.

Juneau kids explore Aureo, the yellow submarine

Before lowering himself into Aureo, an erstwhile research vessel brought to Juneau to teach kids about ocean sciences, local Faith Community Christian School fourth-grader Lucas Thompson...
by KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Alaska Science Forum: Moose flies a high-summer Alaska pest

While boating down the Yukon River during the hottest summer recorded in Alaska (1915, when Fort Yukon reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit), missionary Hudson Stuck wrote about the wildlife that most bothered his party.
NED ROZELL

On the Trails: Here and there in May

The lower muskegs at Eaglecrest were dotted with pink flowers of bog rosemary and the white flowers of cloudberry. Searching specifically for sundews (insect-eating plants), we found plenty of the round-leafed species just peeping up...
MARY F. WILLSON

Foraging for goose tongue

On Shaman Island, during a day it seemed everyone in Juneau was outside embracing the sun, I had a friend identify goose tongue.
CORINNE CONLON

Collaboration provides water recirculation workshop

Fish Tech professor Jim Seeland, Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems and DIPAC partnered to host a workshop to inform Alaskan fish culturists how recirculation can be used as a technique to use water more efficiently in hatcheries.

State awards nearly $300,000 in Clean Water Grants

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will give $295,493 in Alaska Clean Water Actions grants.

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