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Farmers, state agencies keep eye on local flocks

...Alaska flocks are at risk because wild birds that have contracted the flu from within Canada or the Lower 48 can spread the diseases, Gerlach said. With large events such as the Alaska State Fair or the Kenai Peninsula Fair coming up at the end of the summer...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-02/local-flocks-risk-flu-from-lower-48
News
Learning for Life: Pest scouts ready to help

...pastures and animals for pests. The term "pest" refers to diseases, insects and weeds, and these pests could be native or introduced...four part-time pest scouts and they have been trained on the diseases, insects and weeds they can expect to find as well as the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-06-27/learning-for-life-pest-scouts-r
Community
Stakeout: Helping plants grow up by staking them properly

"Grow up." That's what I tell some of my plants.Upright plants, bathed in air, are less apt to get fungal diseases, and those bearing fruits - tomatoes, for example - are less likely to have their fruits attacked by slugs and turtles...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-28/stakeout-helping-plants-grow-up-
Outdoors
Export program makes the final cut

...selling tubers abroad, but that is a long ways off, Seitz said. Alaska's potatoes are particularly clean, and lack many diseases that are well established in other regions of the world, which may make them favorable to foreign markets, she said.Alaska's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-23/export-program-makes-the-final-cut
News
Seed potato program scrutinized

...symptoms present," Blackburn said. "So while the diseases aren't yet impacting yields, growers are still...to people importing potatoes that can bring in diseases," Chumley said. Diseases that affect potatoes around the globe, such as...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-08/the-importance-of-pure-potatoes
News
What others say: Society has right to safeguard itself

...decisions for their children. But when it comes to communicable diseases, which can have devastating consequences on large groups of...long-term goal: a population with strong protection from diseases that were once scourges. Society's right to safeguard its...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-03/what-others-say-society-has-right
Opinion
Dunleavy, accomplices are a disgrace on Erin's Law

...substitute bill would prohibit school districts from contracting for services for education on issues such as sexually transmitted diseases from organizations like Planned Parenthood that also provide abortions.Dunleavy didn't pull this off alone, and committee...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-31/dunleavy-accomplices-are-a-disgra
Opinion
Kenai Refuge is looking for bats

...Wildlife Refuge. Also, please don't touch or handle any bats. They are likely to bite in self-defense and, while rare, diseases such as rabies can be transmitted to humans.Mallory Okuly is a seasonal biotech at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Find...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-06-11/kenai-refuge-is-looking-for-bats
Outdoors
Public Health Center to launch community vaccine clinics

...said the center respects the rights and opinions of parents in regard to their children, she emphasized the fact that the diseases that can be prevented with vaccines, should be. "As school opening gets closer, we want to give (parents) the opportunity...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-11/public-health-center-to-launch-commu
News
Climate change speakers stress need for subsistance hunting adaptability

...thaw, stronger storm waves due to a loss of sea ice, caribou migrations blocked by lack of river ice, and an increase in diseases and parasites in salmon and seals. Both Merculieff and Tom spoke about the problem of coastal erosion. A 2004 report by the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-10/climate-change-speakers-stress-need-
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