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517 Lower Mill Bay RdKodiak, AK 99615
728 Water StKetchikan, AK 99901
1001 Boniface ParkwayAnchorage, AK 99508
3701 E Tudor RdAnchorage, AK 99507
401 4Th AvenueSeward, AK 99664
Alaska Flowers News
Oct 10, 2019
In the Mountains, Climate Change Is Disrupting Everything, from How Water Flows to When Plants Flower - InsideClimate News
Andes, the Himalaya, the European Alps, and the U.S. Mountain West including Alaska, said Heidi Steltzer, a biologist at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and a lead author of the mountain chapter.
"Shrinking glaciers and snow harm Indigenous Peoples and rural communities greatly. Concern, commitment and action on climate change should not depend on which places, species or people are impacted. Instead, they should be motivated by compassion," Steltzer said.
Will Water Reliability Break Down?
In Crested Butte, about 100 miles southwest of Leadville, hydrologist and physicist Rosemary Carroll studies how disruptions to the water cycle will affect local ranchers and ski areas, as well as drinking and agricultural water supplies hundreds of miles away.
The IPCC assessment found that global warming will change the timing and amount of runoff, "affecting water storage and delivery infrastructure around the world," a finding backed by research focusing on the West.
A 2016 study in six Western mountain ranges showed rising temperatures will shift the snow accumulation zone and runoff timing enough to have significant impacts on water cycles. And some towns in the Rockies and Sierra Nevada are at risk from dangerous flash floods as global warming brings rain, rather than snow, to some mountain regions.
Carroll pointed out her living room window to a craggy ridgeline where she measures how water from melted snow trickles through rocks and meadows down to the East River, on to the Gunnison River and finally into the mighty Colorado.
"The new normal is that the snowpack is melting earlier and we have earlier runoff, and that's a fact. There's going to be less water for a given snowpack," she said. Even in average snowfall years, global warming is reducing the amount of available water for irrigation and storage, she said.
Her research for the University of Nevada's Desert Research Institute and the U.S. Department of Energy will help communities adapt as global warming disrupts flows from mountain streams. Around Crested Butte, the ski industry and local ranchers will feel the changes first.
But addressing those impacts isn't as easy as just throwing a new report on the table. Translating science into action requires working with stakeholders from the start.
"Ranchers know what's happening, they know that things are shifting, but t... Aug 22, 2019
'U-pick' flowers? Couple who met in Alaska open farm where you can pick your own bouquet - York Daily Record
I always saw,” Loni said. “We always had a flower garden at the farm.”
It all started in Alaska
Loni’s parents worked at the Boehn farm until the family moved to Juno, Alaska, 13 years ago. It wasn’t long after that move that Loni and Andy met at a remote fishing lodge in Alaska, where both were working during the summer.
“I was a fishing guide, and she was the assistant manager,” Andy said. “We met her first day there, when the whole group went on a hike. And then there was breakfast, lunch and dinner the next day.”
“It was kind of a whole summer of speed dating,” Loni said. “We quickly realized we had to be together.”
By spring 2008 the couple had married in North Dakota, and after a second summer at the fishing lodge, they moved to Shrewsbury where Andy could work on his graduate degree at York College. He runs Manward Press in Baltimore, an online resource that specializes in financial news.
This week has been a real family affair at the florist farm. In addition to their children Parker, 9, and Willow, 5, Loni’s mom and grandma were visiting and helping with the flowers.
Flower farm a curiosity
Neighbors stopped by while the Snyders were being interviewed, just to see what the signs were about. They were curious after driving past the farm numerous times.
Loni said the signs are one of the ways Terra Farms has attracted customers, but that word of mouth and Facebook have also helped.
“I don’t know why, but Facebook has been a huge part of our business right now,” she said. “I don’t think York really knows what to do with a U-pick yet, so I think there’s a lot of ‘what is that?’. A lot of curiosity.”
Now that the Snyders have nearly a full year under their b... Aug 22, 2019
Gardening Report: Late Harvests and Flowers - webcenter11
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Even though there are signs that summer is slowly coming to an end, there is still time for more plants to produce flowers and late harvests.?Tonight on our Gardening Report, Julie Riley from the Cooperative Extension Service at UAF, tells us about plants that are helping along with this process.
... Jul 5, 2019
Cut Flowers Caucus blooms on Capitol Hill - Washington Examiner
Cut Flowers Caucus, operate mostly in obscurity. H.R. 3019, sponsored by a Cut Flower Caucus member, Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, is advocating for a bill that would require federal agencies to procure just domestic cut flowers and greens. The American Grown Act is aimed at mitigating trade association research that indicates 80% of the industry's demand is satiated by imports.
Those imports stem from a 1961 U.S. Agency for International Development program encouraging Colombia to develop an internal flower market to move the country away from communism. A similar initiative was rolled out in 1991 when Congress offered tax advantages to Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru for products such as blooms as an incentive to divest in the illegal drug trade.
“As a member of the Congressional Cut Flowers Caucus, Congressman Young is a strong supporter of the American cut flower industry," Young's spokesman Zack Brown told the Washington Examiner in a statement. "Alaska is home to the iconic peony, which is grown by family-owned farms across the state. He introduced this legislation because he is passionate about supporting small businesses, and believes that when the federal government purchases cut flowers, they should be purchasing from American flower farms like the ones in Alaska.”
In Young's 46 years in the House, he's received no contributions from PACs linked to florists or nursery services and only small individual donations in 1994, 2006, and 2011 from people working in the sector, according to OpenSecrets data.
The Cut Flowers Caucus is just one example of Capitol Hill's more niche collection of lawmakers. Other instances in the 116th Congress focus on areas ranging from political, ideological, regional, ethnic, and economic, including the Candy Caucus, the Civility and Respect Caucus, the Rock Caucus, the Small Brewers Caucus, the Term Limits Caucus, the Wrestling Caucus, and the Zoo and Aquarium Caucus.
"I'd never heard of the Cut Flowers Caucus," Georgetown University government professor Michele Swers told the Washington Examiner with a laugh.
The organizations serve different purposes, depending on the topic, she explained.
"Caucuses allow members to take v... Jun 22, 2019
GARDENING REPORT: Clearing the Garden - webcenter11
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Now that we are into the growing season, it is time to clear out the dead items to make room for new growth.
On our Garden Report tonight, Julie Riley will tell you the correct way to clear your garden.
Julie Riley, UAF Cooperative Extension Services: "Well look at this mess in this bed. Well I'm going to have to do some pruning and I'm going to tell you how exactly to get rid of flowers and rhubarb and lilacs, the spent flowers and then we'll talk about raspberries a little bit too.
So we've got some rhubarb flowers so what you do is eat the stalks not the flowers. So we have to...