BC-AK--Alaska Weekend Digest,ADVISORY, AK
AP Alaska’s weekend plans:
PACIFIC WALRUS-DISAPPEARING ICE
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Given a choice between land and sea ice, a Pacific walrus mother will choose ice every time. She mates, gives birth and nurses on ice, even when land is available. Trouble is, as the century progresses, there’s going to be far less ice around. How well walruses cope with less sea ice — and perhaps none in future summers — is at the heart of a debate about on whether the these icons of the Arctic should be listed as a threatened species, giving them an added layer of protection against human encroachments. By Dan Joling. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.
AP MEMBER EXCHANGES, MOVING SATURDAY FOR USE ANYTIME:
JUNEAU, Alaska — Dogs, weather, anagrams to loving husbands — Audrey Kohler wrote about it all. By Ben Hohenstatt, Juneau Empire. AP Photos planned.
HOMER, Alaska — After decades of serving Homer independent movie selections, Barb’s Video and DVD is closing its doors this month. By Megan Pacer, Homer News. AP Photo planned.