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Walrus populations may need protection

...the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on whether the animals need special protections.A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey estimates the population was cut roughly in half between 1981 and 1999, possibly due to overabundance of walrus...
Lava threatens Hawaiian homes

HONOLULU - Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island.

...The magnitude-6.1 quake struck at 4:30 p.m. at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Its epicenter was in Longtoushan township, 23 kilometers (14 miles) southwest of the city of Zhaotong...
5.8 quake rattles region

...8 earthquake felt in Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 5.8 magnitude earthquake was felt in Alaska. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck at 6:16 a.m. ADT on Saturday and was centered about 19 miles northwest of Anchor Point...
Active Alaskan volcano has low-level eruption

...about 625 miles southwest of Anchorage is escalating, with pilots reporting that ash clouds are getting bigger. U.S. Geological Survey scientist John Power said Monday in a statement that pilots have recently reported ash clouds from the Pavlof...

...Calif., collapsed in 1928, causing an abutment to give way and killing 500 people, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey.Crews pleaded with the public not to show up and try to help. Only local volunteers are being allowed to help...
Remembering the 1964 earthquake, preparing for tomorrow

...survivor accounts followed by a lecture on the effects of the earthquake by a geological hazard expert with the U.S. Geological Survey.From April 11-September 14, 2014, the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson will continue to host a special exhibit...
Great Alaska Quake shook up science

...Plafker was in the right place at the very right time.At 35, Plafker was an up-and-coming geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif. Because he had spent the previous three years mapping Southcentral Alaska's mineral...
Alaska has lots to offer in wintertime

...glacier, but it would be more of a wilderness experience than skiing into a cabin in the White Mountains. The U.S. Geological Survey hut at the top of the Gulkana Glacier is also a possibility, and we could snowmachine to that one.Whether...
Book documents 25-year goose-banding project

...formally presented to two Chevak representatives in Anchorage Thursday by officials with agencies including the U.S. Geological Survey. One of the village representatives was James Ayuluk, president of the Chevak traditional council who also...


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