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Nikiski plant goes offline, causes power outage

...generation plant, for reasons unknown at this time, tripped offline," said HEA Spokesman Joe Gallagher. "We lost that plant when that happened. The majority of the system saw the outage."To rectify the outage, HEA started up the Bernice...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-24/nikiski-plant-goes-offline-causes-po
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Believe in seeds: They'll expand your gardening horizons

...about gardening. As wondrous as gardening is, it is more so when you see a seed sprout.So how do you get the faith that plants will grow from seed? Realize, first of all, that over 3 million years of evolution - the amount of time seed plants...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-14/believe-in-seeds-theyll-expand-y
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Plans suspended to double wind turbines at Fire Island

...manage the variable wind power, since it takes less effort to regulate the shifting amount of power coming in.But with that plant not online yet and operational costs uncertain, Estey said, it was difficult to justify entering into a long-term...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-31/plans-suspended-to-double-wind-turbi
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Refuge Notebook: Finding the meaning of the moose

...naming and knowing how to identify things in nature. Once we learn to distinguish species from others, we begin to see that plant or animal, noticing it more often than before. The first time someone showed me what elderberry looked like, I later...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-02-26/refuge-notebook-finding-the-mean
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Cook Inlet oil production up 25 percent

...Inlet oil is sold to Tesoro Corp.'s refinery near Kenai, the increased production helps maintain the viability of that plant, which produces most of the gasoline in the state as well as jet fuel and diesel.The increases in production have...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-30/cook-inlet-oil-production-up-25-perc
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Ignore those ugly rumors about mulch

...which it is being used for decomposition. The microorganisms are happy and the plants are happy.Still, that rumor that plants will suffer from high carbon mulches keeps going around, despite the field experience of agricultural researchers and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-12-11/ignore-those-ugly-rumors-about-m
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Honey company owner has something to say

...Alaska, honey has more than one use. If you are allergic to something, eating a little bee-collected pollen from that plant or tree can begin the end of that allergy, Skipwith said. His family also uses it an anti-bacterial salve on cuts...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-07-21/honey-company-owner-has-something-to
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Refuge Notebook: Genetic diversity of wildlife on the Kenai Peninsula is a mixed bag

...from the adjacent mainland by a narrow, 10-mile wide isthmus only recently de-glaciated, it's logical to assume that plant dispersal and wildlife movement have been minimal with restricted genetic mixing. So although species diversity is relatively...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-02-13/refuge-notebook-genetic-diversit
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Council looks at water, sewer

...not be forced to comply unless their well or septic system failed. "If we don't get control of what is coming into that plant," Wood warned, "we're looking at another $3 to $5 million upgrade of either our water system or our wastewater...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/051311/new_828714014.shtml
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Palin's signing of bill a step in right direction

...operations for generations to come, Blue Sky means jobs for hundreds of Alaskans. Plant construction and, following that, plant operations, will employ hundreds of workers here on the Kenai Peninsula. Statewide, the project means jobs for coal...

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