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Walrus populations may need protection

...ice 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/by-becky-bohrer/2014-09-09/walrus-populations-may-ne
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.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-10/58-quake-rattles-region
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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.http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-12-03/usgs-reports-58-magnitude-earthquake
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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 of...is on federal, state or private land. USGS Director Marcia McNutt indicated Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-02-25/usgs-releases-shale-oil-assessment-f
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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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/110410/let_730917516.shtml
Opinion
Refuge Notebook: Breeding Bird Surveys - Quick! Three Beers!

...from CD's to internet sites to phone apps. Bri Kilbourne is a biological intern at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. For more information regarding Breeding Bird Surveys please visit https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/about/.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-06-26-0
Outdoors
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-22/great-alaska-quake-shook-up-science
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Book documents 25-year goose-banding project

...something for them," Ayuluk said at the presentation at the USGS Alaska Science Center. "And memories will come back to the parents as well."Another speaker was Craig Ely, a USGS research wildlife biologist who spearheaded the effort that began...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-24/book-documents-25-year-goose-banding
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K-Beach flooding will likely continue

...working off two previous studies, one a 1996 groundwater conditions and quality study on the Western Kenai Peninsula and a 1971 USGS study hydrologic study of the Central Peninsula done with the borough. Though much of the state work has resulted in more questions...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-06/k-beach-flooding-will-likely-continu
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Study looks at thawing permafrost

...effect on plants and water.Lead author Jennifer Harden, a USGS research soil scientist, said it's too soon to make grand...latter is clear. We need to do a lot more science on it."USGS Director Marcia McNutt said in the study announcement that the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-10-29/study-looks-at-thawing-permafrost
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