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Cleanup of trash in remote Alaska island underway

KODIAK - Volunteers are cleaning up marine debris from a remote Alaska island.The effort on Tugidak Island is the second and final year of Kodiak Island Trails Network's debris-removal project at the...
Alaska Science Forum: High-and-dry log points to great Alaska tsunamis

As Gary Carver stepped through the grasses of a treeless Alaska island with an archaeologist friend in 2005, he spotted a bleached driftwood log. The log rested on sand about a half mile from the...
Former 'Rat Island' has whole new look

...federal wildlife officials are reporting success, five years after undertaking an effort to eradicate rats from a remote Alaska island.Officials with Island Conservation, The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday...
10,000 walrus come ashore at northwest Alaska island

ANCHORAGE - An estimated 10,000 walrus unable to find sea ice over shallow Arctic Ocean water have come ashore on Alaska's northwest coast.
Critics say grounding shows Arctic drilling danger

ANCHORAGE - The grounding of a petroleum drilling ship on a remote Alaska Island has refueled the debate about oil exploration in the U.S. Arctic Ocean, where critics for years have said the conditions are...
Shell drilling barge pulled from rocks

ANCHORAGE - A large floating drill rig that ran aground a week ago on a remote Alaska island arrived as planned Monday in the shelter of a Kodiak Island bay after being towed about 45 miles through swells as high as 15 feet...
Salazar announces'high-level assessment' of drilling season

ANCHORAGE - A day after Royal Dutch Shell PLC towed a damaged floating drill rig to shelter from a remote Alaska island, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the department will perform an "expedited, high-level assessment" of the 2012 Arctic...
Salvagers tight-lipped on Shell vessel recovery

...ANCHORAGE - The united command overseeing the salvage of the Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge that ran aground on a remote Alaska island will release minimal information on the vessel until an assessment is completed, a spokeswoman said.Shell's drill...
ConocoPhillips delays 2014 Arctic marine drilling

...the Beaufort, broke away from its towing vessel on its way to a shipyard in Washington state and ran aground on an Alaska island.Both vessels will be repaired in Asia shipyards. Shell previously announced it would not resume drilling in 2013Krenz...
Coast Guard to take testimony on Shell grounding

...on how a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge used for Arctic Ocean exploratory drilling ended up aground off a remote Alaska island.The Kulluk was under tow and bound from the Aleutian Islands' Dutch Harbor to a Seattle shipyard when it ran into...


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