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Refuge Notebook: The lively winter life of quaking aspen

...percent of our forests. Though the percentage is small here, quaking aspen is the most widely distributed tree in North America, and the second most widely distributed in the world. Quaking aspen is well-adapted to the cold through some typical...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-02-12/refuge-notebook-the-lively-winte
Outdoors

...documented two sightings since early December.The Sierra Nevada red fox of California is one of the rarest mammals in North America, with likely fewer than 50 left.The nearest verified occurrences of Sierra Nevada red foxes have been in the Sonora...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-01-28-1
Clam Gulch

...found in the coastline's muddy tide plain. This sort of razor can be found in clusters up and down the west coast of North America - in Oregon and Washington, British Columbia, and of course on the Kenai Peninsula, which supports Alaska's largest...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/places/clam-gulch
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...Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday Japan time en route to North America. The departure came Saturday afternoon at mission control in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It says the balloon has been...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-01-26
Pipeline coordinator's office in budget, but still closing

...said.The office was created in a 2004 law aimed at helping advance an Alaska gas pipeline project that would serve North America. That project was set aside amid a change in markets in favor of a large-scale liquefied natural gas project that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-02/pipeline-coordinators-office-in-budg
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...banding and bone marrow from the legs of birds sent by hunters.The virus hasn't been detected in domestic poultry in North America, but some labs in the Northeast are testing backyard flocks to see if they're infected, Brown said. It's not...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/mary-esch/2015-01-19
Refuge Notebook: Celebrating marmots

...name change was recognized by the 26th Alaska State Legislature as an official holiday. Who'd have guessed that North America's biggest squirrel and perhaps one of the laziest (hibernates 8 months of the year) would become so famous? In...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-01-08/refuge-notebook-celebrating-marm
Outdoors
Team: Climber 1st to solo summit Mount McKinley in January

...said Monday, citing a GPS tracking device.Lonnie Dupre, of Grand Marais, reached the 20,320-foot summit of North America's tallest peak at 2:08 p.m. Alaska time Sunday, said project coordinator Stevie Plummer.Dupre sent a text...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-12/team-climber-1st-to-solo-summit-moun
News
Gas pipeline coordinator office in Alaska to close

...February.The office was created in a 2004 law aimed at helping advance an Alaska gas pipeline project that would serve North America. Market conditions led to that plan being scrapped in favor of a liquefied natural gas project that would allow exports...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-17/gas-pipeline-coordinator-office-in-a
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Whittier

...requires passing under the surrounding mountains through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, which at 2.5 miles is North America's longest combined highway/rail tunnel. The tunnel can be traveled by car or by train on the Alaska Railroad's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/places/whittier
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