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Strong earthquake rattles Alaska's Aleutian Islands

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting no damage from a strong earthquake that rocked Alaska's Aleutian Islands.The quake struck at 8:49 p.m. Sunday and was centered 45 miles southwest of the village of Nikolski (nih-KOHL...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-27/strong-earthquake-rattles-alaskas-aleut
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Cathay Pacific plane departs Aleutians after emergency landing

LOS ANGELES - A Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles departed from a remote U.S. air base in the Aleutian Islands late Wednesday morning, hours after making an emergency landing because smoke was detected on board.Flight 884...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/cathay-pacific-plane-departs-aleutians-
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Scientists record explosion at Aleutian's Cleveland Volcano

...Scientists as the Alaska Volcano Observatory recorded an explosion at the volcano 940 miles southwest of Anchorage in the Aleutian Islands.U.S. Geological Survey geologist Kristi Wallace said a similar explosion was recorded in November. Ash may have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-21/scientists-record-explosion-aleutians-c
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Fifth annual tern festival to welcome Aleutian terns

...world's largest known breeding colonies of Aleutian terns wants to be. So for the fifth...Yakutat is near the southern edge of the Aleutian terns' breeding range, it has one...of course, a trip specifically to see Aleutian terns.There are also birding opportunities...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-06/fifth-annual-tern-festival-welcome-aleuti
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Activists rappel off bridge to stop Shell icebreaker

...Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica arrived in Portland for repairs last week. The vessel was damaged earlier this month in the Aleutian Islands when it struck an underwater obstruction, tearing a gash in its hull.The icebreaker is a vital part of Shell's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/activists-rappel-bridge-stop-shell-iceb
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Intense storm headed to Aleutian Islands

...intensity of 2012's Superstorm Sandy is expected to reach the Aleutian Islands over the weekend and bring unseasonably frigid temperatures...In fact, 69 mph wind gusts blew in last week in the western Aleutian town of Adak, a former Naval Air Station east of Nuri's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-07/intense-storm-headed-aleutian-islands
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Hilsinger named new science advisor for the Aleutian King Crab Research Foundation

...John Hilsinger has been named the new science advisor for the Aleutian King Crab Research Foundation. Hilsinger - the former interim...foundation says in a press release that surveys to evaluate the Aleutian crab resource are limited because of distance. Crabber believe...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-11-26/hilsinger-named-new-science-advisor-ale
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Damaged Shell icebreaker arrives in Oregon for repairs

...Shell's fleet from ice and carries equipment that can stop gushing oil.The Fennica was damaged earlier this month in the Aleutian Islands when it struck an underwater obstruction, tearing a gash in its hull.About 75 "kayaktivists" and other protesters...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/damaged-shell-icebreaker-arrives-oregon
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Condemned UAS cabin torched for fire training

...near UAS housing, in the early 1950s. Before that, Lyman Ellsworth served in World War II and fought the Japanese in the Aleutian Islands. Pat was a nurse.Lyman built the cabin himself with spruce trees on the property. When he died in 1993, Pat kept...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-27/condemned-uas-cabin-torched-fire-traini
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My Turn: Council fumbled on halibut bycatch reduction

...Council met in Sitka. Trawl bycatch (bycatch constitutes nontargeted species) of juvenile halibut in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands was on the agenda. Around 130 people gave public comment on this topic, in addition to a three-inch stack of letters...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-30/my-turn-council-fumbled-halibut-bycat
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