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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-24/cleanup-trash-remote-alaska-island-unde
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-12-20/alaska-science-forum-high-and-dry-lo
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-24/former-rat-island-has-whole-new-look
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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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/10000-walrus-come-ashore-northwest-alas
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-03/critics-say-grounding-shows-arctic-dril
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-08/shell-drilling-barge-pulled-rocks
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-09/salazar-announceshigh-level-assessment-
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-20/salvagers-tight-lipped-shell-vessel-rec
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-11/conocophillips-delays-2014-arctic-marin
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-20/coast-guard-take-testimony-shell-ground
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