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Alaska Science Forum: Two tales of dynamic Alaska tundra

As pungent eucalyptus trees soaked up inches of California rain, a few researchers inside San Francisco's Moscone Center spoke of the treeless third of Alaska at the 2014 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
Geologic guidebook commemorates 50th anniversary of '64 earthquake

The Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys has released a new technical guidebook on the geology of coastal Southcentral Alaska that compiles the most recent developments in understanding the earthquake geology of the region.
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.
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.
State | Local
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.
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.
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.
Companies renew interest in gold

Interior Alaska saw a surge of new mining claims last year with prospects north of Big Delta near the Pogo Gold Mine leading the way.
Commission calls for easier mine permitting

A mining advisory panel has called for the state to ease the mine permitting process.


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