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New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska

...the take-home message is that the north coast of Alaska is predominantly erosional - 84 percent of the coast is eroding," USGS geologist Ann Gibbs said Wednesday.The report provides baseline information for an area studied far less than other parts of...
Feds document seabird loss in North Pacific waters

...Piatt, research wildlife biologist at the USGS Alaska Science Center. "Biologically...Counts at bird colonies were not part of the USGS review. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...leveled off around 2000," Irons said. The USGS review goes through 2012. As water temperatures...
Climate change conference participation appreciated

...150-plus participants in our "Climate Change in Our Backyard" conference. We had amazing presentations from Jeremy Littlell of USGS, John Morton of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Steve Baird from Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, Mitch Michaud of USDA...
USGS releases shale oil assessment for Alaska

...oil and gas has not been generated, said USGS energy resources program coordinator Brenda...artificially heated, according to the USGS. The study did not specify how much on federal, state or private land. USGS Director Marcia McNutt indicated Alaska...
USGS reports 5.8 magnitude earthquake in the Cook Inlet

...magnitude of 2.8, the other a 2.6, were felt within minutes. The USGS is also reporting a 2.7 magnitude earthquake 38 miles East of Whittier...people in Alaska and 16 people in California.
5.8 quake rattles region

...Geological Survey says the quake struck at 6:16 a.m. ADT on Saturday and was centered about 19 miles northwest of Anchor Point in the Cook Inlet region. There were no immediate reports of damage. USGS says there is no tsunami danger.
What is an anarchist?

...National Marine Fisheries Service and the Economic Development Administration. Under Interior: BIA, BLM, BOEMRE, NPS, FWS, USGS, and the Office of Surface Mining. Under Agriculture: Forest Service. These agencies are vital to developing land and water...
Refuge Notebook: Ode to Crows, Ravens, Jays and Magpies

...crossed bills) in chickadees and corvids have been studied for several years in the Cook Inlet basin by Colleen Handel at the USGS Alaska Science Center. While nothing is conclusive yet, most evidence suggests that environmental contaminants such as organochlorines...
Walrus populations may need protection loss - couldn't be ruled out.The decline was not steady and was most severe in the mid-'80s before moderating, the USGS said.Taylor said the goal of the study, published last week in the online journal Marine Mammal Science, was to provide baseline...
Great Alaska Quake shook up science

...resources, Plafker was one of the few USGS scientists familiar with the infant state...of the Earthquake Hazards Program at the USGS Menlo Park Science Center.Part of a three-man...described it.Not coincidentally, the USGS started its formal Earthquake Hazards Program...


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