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Bob Swenson appointed DNR Deputy Commissioner

The Department of Natural Resources announced that Bob Swenson, the leader of the Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys for nearly a decade, will serve as its deputy commissioner.
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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 beach and 50 feet above sea level.
New map predicts tsunami effects on Sitka

SITKA - The state has released a tsunami inundation map for Sitka, showing the estimated high-water mark in the event of a tsunami.
Fairbanks geologists recall mountain rescue

FAIRBANKS - In 31 years working as a geologist in Alaska, Kate Bull had never been forced to spend the night out in the field while on the job until Saturday. She's not eager to do it again.
DNR map shows faults, folds throughout Alaska

FAIRBANKS - The Alaska Department of Natural Resources announced an interactive web map application Wednesday that displays faults and folds throughout Alaska believed capable of producing damaging earthquakes.
Alaska editorial: State seeks to promote strategic mineral work

This editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: A few hundred people gathered Nov. 29 in Fairbanks to talk about how Alaska can start producing some of the lesser-known but essential minerals used in many high-tech products.
Dome grows in Alaska's Cleveland Volcano

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's Cleveland Volcano is heating up and scientists are on alert in case it sends up an ash cloud that could threaten trans-Pacific flights. The Alaska Volcano Observatory detected elevated surface temperatures Jan.
State maps substantial strategic and critical mineral resources

State geologists are mapping Alaska's mineral potential from the land and air. They are paying specific attention to the strategic and critical minerals peppered throughout state land.
Kenai beach rocks came from long ago, far away

Over the ages, the Kenai Peninsula has had one makeover after another as glaciers have waxed and waned over Southcentral Alaska like phases of the moon.
Augustine shows signs of erupting

A sulfurous steam plume, hundreds of miniature earthquakes and a new swath of ash on snowy Augustine Volcano have scientists alerted to a possible eruption in the next few months.


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