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Bees aren't the only pollinators you can attract

The dramatic loss of honeybees to changing land use, viruses and pesticides is alarming, and they are irreplaceable as pollinators.

JUNEAU (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has agreed to buy up to $13 million in canned pink salmon to ease a glut that has weighed down prices for Alaska fishermen. In July, Gov.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska cities are projected to be among the most expensive places in the United States to raise a child born in 2013. That includes Fairbanks, which ranked 10th out of nearly 300 U.S. cities in a recent study.
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

Three conservation groups filed a lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Forest Service in another attempt to stop the controversial Big Thorne timber sale.

BELVIDERE, Ill. - Mary Brubach's Saturday mornings in the summer have been the same since as long as she can remember.
High tunnels boost Kenai orchard

Inside the towering high tunnels' at O'Brien Garden and Trees, are rows of meticulously sown trees, erupting with vibrant green leaves; the branches laden with the beginnings of this year's fruit crop.

GARDNER, Mass. - They are tiny animals with cute faces. They're covered in quills. They roll into prickly balls when they are scared.
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What others say: No Roadless Rule in the Tongass

Alaska will take the win. A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed this week that the Tongass National Forest is exempt from the Clinton-era Roadless Rule. The ruling allows road building in roadless areas and timber harvest.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - The Farm Bill moving through Congress includes disaster assistance for ranchers who lost cattle and grazing to drought and wildfire, and millions of dollars in federal payments for counties with federal lands.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Two state agencies in Minnesota are taking steps to protect the beleaguered honey bee population.


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