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Friday, February 22, 2013

Alaska senator threatens to put hold on Jewell nomination

Izembek Lagoon in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is home to the largest known bed of eelgrass, which provides a nutritious buffet for waterfowl before heading south. Nearby residents want to build a road through the refuge for emergency services.