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Massive debris removal project to get underway

...in Alaska. It was spurred, in part, by the mass of material that's washed ashore - things like buoys, fishing lines, plastics and fuel drums - and the high cost of shuttling small boatloads of debris from remote sites to port, said Chris Pallister...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-14/massive-debris-removal-project-to-ge
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Anchorage's plastics recycling program gets second chance

...ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage's last plastics recycling program was scrapped four years...failed to make money. A new push for plastics recycling is showing more promise. Recycling...summer. Later the company began taking plastics during business hours at its facility...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/091701/ala_091701alapm0030001.shtml

...question the safety of genetically modified organisms, pesticides and other common substances such as flame retardants and plastics."There are so many environmental toxins, but anything in my children's world that I can influence I do," Moore said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/gosia-wozniacka/2015-02-23
Kenai Wildlife Refuge delays visitor center opening for LEED certification

...made out of stuff that's low VOC, but there's a lot of material that actually does contain VOCs, like your foams, your plastics, your paints," said Hayes.LEED standards are designed to create buildings that "save money and resources and have a positive...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-07/kenai-wildlife-refuge-delays-visitor
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Refuge Notebook: Book puts a finger on the 'nature-deficit disorder'

...the 1990s Theo Colburn's book, "Our Stolen Future," sounded a similar call about endocrine-disrupting chemicals in plastics and pesticides that cause reproductive disorders in many species of animals including human male infants. Both of these books...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/112808/out_273372456.shtml
History in the making

...dogs had modern harnesses and wear jerseys with a sponsor's logo while the sleds are light and made of high tech polymers plastics, race specific equipment that could not be duplicated out of wood, he said. While the race does a good job of drawing attention...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-22
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Choose the right mulch for your garden

...channels cut for stormwater runoff.- Black plastic and straw. Both are commonly used in vegetable gardens and orchards. Plastics, however, prevent water from entering the soil, while straw contains grain seeds that can germinate.- Leaves. Shredded...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-11-21/choose-the-right-mulch-for-your-
Outdoors

...living in space," he said.Space-bound printers will also, eventually, need to capture gasses emitted from the extruded plastics, be able to print their own parts for self-repairs and have some abilities to recycle printed products into new ones.Scott...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/martha-mendoza/2013-09-29
Just one word: Plastics

Loni Galloway has a bag problem.

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/112507/people_3562.shtml
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Plastic shopping bag fee proposed

...reduce the use.? ?It is a way to spark kind of a cultural change here because there is a real issue with plastics,? he said. Plastics pose a significant threat, particularly to marine life. It?s estimated that roughly 8 billion pounds of...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041907/news_0419new003.shtml
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