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Dr. Elizabeth Graham | For the Juneau Empire
Spruce aphid are shown on the needle of a Sitka spruce.

Spruce aphid: Small bugs, big problem

A larger-than-normal seasonal presence has hampered some Juneau inhabitants this Spring and Summer, impeding members of our locally-rooted population.

by KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Off the Trails: June tide-pooling and a bear story

A minus 4 1/2-foot tide drew us out to check the intertidal zone. As we strolled across a wide sandy stretch at the water's edge, we were startled to see a frond of rockweed steadily disappearing into the sediments.
MARY F. WILLSON

Alaska Science Forum: Summer solstice doesn't mean maximum warmth

A person might think that since we get our maximum sunlight on the summer solstice (on or about June 21), we should also get our peak warmth then.
NED ROZELL

Wild Shots

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

Controlling elodea with data

Although the invasive water-weed elodea was officially eradicated from the Kenai Peninsula this summer, the statewide threat remains.
BEN BOETTGER

Alaska IPHC board member fined $49K for fishing violation, resigns

Jeff Kauffman resigned as the Alaska resident member of the International Pacific Halibut Commission on June 22, shortly after he and two fellow fishermen agreed to a $49,000 fine for harvesting more than 10,000 pounds of halibut over...
DJ SUMMERS

Report: Temper expectations for sockeye price hike

The message on prices for Alaska's sockeye fishermen from Juneau economics firm McDowell Group this season is good, but not great.
DJ SUMMERS

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