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Search for the Rusty Blackbird begins

...Rusty Blackbird is now is extensively protected, changes in winter migration habitat from forests converted into farmland and mercury accumulation in river systems on breeding grounds could explain the population decline, he said."There are a number of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-10/search-for-the-rusty-blackbird-begin
News
Monitoring needed to guarantee safety

...actively testing fish for radiation" and then goes on to say, "We try to test for things that we think present real risk, like mercury." And then, as if they know, the FDA and EPA says their monitoring shows no dangerous level of radiation in Pacific fish...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-01-28/monitoring-needed-to-guar
Letters
DEC says Alaska fish are safe to eat

...department tests fish regularly, just not for radiation. "We try to test for things that we think present real risk, like mercury," Hartig said. With more coastline than the continental United States, Hartig said it would be too expensive for the state...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-23/dec-says-alaska-fish-are-safe-to-eat
News
Refuge loons help biologists track mercury

...monitoring project to track toxic environmental mercury across North America. Scientists use...ecological indicators to track levels of mercury contamination because loons are at the...accumulate environmental contaminants such as mercury in the tissues of their body. Mercury...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/091208/out_265980721.shtml
What others say: The 'right stuff' might cure what ails us

...seemed possible.Scott Carpenter, one of NASA's original Mercury 7 astronauts, died Thursday at age 88. He was the fourth...that spectrum. ...Godspeed to Astronaut Carpenter and his Mercury pioneers who went before him. They embodied the best of us...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-10-21/what-others-say-the-right-stuff-m
Opinion
2013 Afterglow!

...carolers that included first and second graders as well to the Kenai Senior Center where they received a warm welcome. With the mercury dipping below zero she bundled up her choir and loaded them into the car seats of parent volunteer drivers and headed out...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2014-01-06
Dispatch
St. Nick arrives and shoppers go wild as Christmas comes to Kenai

...carved egg shells, hand crafted wooden toys and items that become family heirlooms," said Thorton. Then at 11:00am with mercury dipping below zero families lined up with their little ones to welcome the arrival of the Jolly Ol' Elf himself Santa Claus...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2013-12-09
Dispatch
Too few getting flu shots

...patients who have not been vaccinated.BETHEL - Federal officials are planning field work next summer at an abandoned Alaska mercury mine to stop large tailings piles from eroding into a nearby creek.KYUK reports the Bureau of Land Management is planning...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-30/too-few-getting-flu-shots
News
An Outdoor View: A little mercury with your fish?

...live long lives, so they accumulate more mercury than short-lived species. Due to the risk of high mercury concentrations in fish in Puget Sound...month. What's the big concern about mercury in fish? In children, mercury can affect...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120310/out_745178585.shtml
Outdoors
State begins new mercury testing program for pregnant women

...test to all his pregnant patients. ''(Mercury levels) are worth checking, but if there's...division to review data on the levels of mercury in Alaska fish and humans. However...of methylmercury, a more toxic form of mercury that's been found to cause harm to developing...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/062002/ala_062002alapm0090001.shtml
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