Mining Journal Columnsen-usWed, 31 Aug 2016 10:13:24 EDTWed, 31 Aug 2016 10:13:24 EDT rinks are melting in Alaska on the Last Frontier, polar bears are on the verge of extinction. The ice is melting rapidly and unless the legislature does something soon, the bears may no longer exist a year from now.Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTDon't stop believing, Lions fans I've moved to Michigan, I've tried to find one moment that sums up the woes of the Detroit Lions. Last season, that moment revealed itself to me as I compiled high school sports scores on the night desk at the Journa.Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTFemale athletes make Rio fun into the Rio Olympics, the two main storylines seemed to be how many more gold medals is swimmer Michael Phelps going to pick up, and whether an athlete was going to die or mutate into something after touching the polluted waters.Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTIt's now or never for the Tigers my years of being a sports fan and the last few years as a sports writer, I've realized one consistent truth in baseball.Sun, 7 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTGriffey a kid at heart Sunday, one of the best all-around players in baseball history achieved his sport's highest honor when Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. And he did it with a record voting percentage of 99.32 percent.Sun, 31 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT