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6.2 quake rattles region

...8 miles northwest of Homer and approximately 44 miles southwest of Mount Redoubt Volcano, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazard webpage. The University of Alaska's Earthquake Information Center tweeted that the quake...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-28/62-quake-in-rattles-region
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Cleveland Volcano erupts

...Volcano Observatory recorded an explosion at the volcano 940 miles southwest of Anchorage in the Aleutian Islands. U.S. Geological Survey geologist Kristi Wallace said a similar explosion was recorded in November. Ash may have been produced but likely...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dan-joling/2015-07-21
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Shell allowed limited offshore oil drilling

...said. Shell and other companies hope to tap into one of the country's last great petroleum reserves. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Arctic offshore reserves in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas at 26 billion barrels of recoverable...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/kevin-freking-and-dan-joling/2015-07-23
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New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska

...in the nation, threatening habitat and infrastructure, according to a new report published Wednesday.The U.S. Geological Survey study looked at more than 50 years of data and found an average yearly shoreline change of 1.4 meters - or...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-02/new-usgs-report-coastal-erosion-thre
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Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity

...southwest of Anchorage.Rupp, a University of Alaska Fairbanks professor and principal investigator for the U.S. Geological Survey's Alaska Climate Science Center, who researches and projects forest ecology, said Alaska's forests and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-24/wildfires-blister-alaska-with-increa
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What's at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

...Here's a look at the debate over Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic:How much fuel is at stake?The U.S. Geological Survey estimates Arctic offshore reserves at 26 billion barrels of recoverable oil and 130 trillion cubic feet of natural...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-14/whats-at-stake-the-debate-over-arcti
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Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling

...will leave the Chukchi Sea at the end of each drilling season.Arctic offshore reserves are estimated at 26 billion barrels of recoverable oil and 130 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, according to U.S. Geological Survey estimates.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-11/shell-clears-major-us-government-hur
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Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap

...offshore drilling areas such as the Gulf of Mexico.Petroleum companies want to tap reserves estimated by the U.S. Geological Survey at 26 billion barrels of recoverable oil.Shell in 2012 used the Kulluk to drill in the Beaufort Sea and the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-28/federal-agency-dings-shell-for-oil-r
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Aid pours in amid aftershocks after Nepal quake kills 1,865

...side. The job right now is to assist the doctors in the camp here," he told Norway's VG newspaper.The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 7.8. It said the quake hit at 11:56 a.m. local time (0611 GMT) at...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-25/aid-pours-in-amid-aftershocks-after-
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Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

...The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 28 at the Kenai River Campus.Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Natural Resource Conservation, along with other...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2015-03-22/kenai-peninsula-college
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