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Alaska DNA reveals polar bear evolution

...the current one.Cronin's arguments are misleading and "incautious," said Steven Amstrup, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist emeritus who wrote a report recommending polar bears be federally listed as threatened.The current warming...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-03/alaska-dna-reveals-polar-bear-evolution
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Second volcano this month is heating up in Alaska

...Observatory. Satellite imagery showed the mountain was "very, very hot," said John Power, the U.S. Geological Survey scientist in charge at the observatory.The aviation alert level for Pavlof was raised from "yellow" to "orange...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-14/second-volcano-month-heating-alaska
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Alaska volcano continues to erupt with lava, ash

...seen 20,000 feet above sea level. The cloud was moving to the southeast Thursday.John Power, the U.S. Geological Survey scientist in charge at the observatory, estimates the lava fountain rose several hundred feet into the air.Onsite...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-16/alaska-volcano-continues-erupt-lava-ash
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Volcano's ash prompts flight cancellations

...the weekend, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Clouds obscured the volcano Monday, but U.S. Geological Survey scientists said seismic instruments at the volcano show continuing tremors."Seismically, it's been pretty steady...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-21/volcanos-ash-prompts-flight-cancellatio
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...his research subjects. ``I guess part of the excitement is the challenge,'' Jay says. Jay, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist in Anchorage, knows all about challenges. He's been studying the Pacific walrus since 1995 and is preparing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062000/Loc_walrus.shtml
As walruses again gather on Alaska's shore, federal scientists plan tagging for study

...walruses that have again begun gathering on shore, far from their traditional summer habitat on sea ice. U.S. Geological Survey scientists and villagers from Point Lay will try to attach 35 of the tags as part of a study on how walruses respond to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-08-17/walruses-again-gather-alaskas-shore-fed
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Scientist finds walruses fun and a big challenge

...his research subjects. ``I guess part of the excitement is the challenge,'' Jay says. Jay, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist in Anchorage, knows all about challenges. He's been studying the Pacific walrus since 1995 and is preparing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062000/Loc_walrus.html
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Scientists: Beak deformities increase in Northwest

...highest rate of beak abnormalities ever recorded in wild bird populations in Alaska and the Northwest. U.S. Geological Survey scientists say they haven't been able to determine the cause, but the deformed beaks could signal a growing environmental-health...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110910/sta_733437472.shtml
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Walrus gather on Alaska's northwest shore; aerial survey spots 2 groups totaling 8,000 animals

...of Chukchi Sea ocean bottom and Shell Oil hopes to drill during the open water season next summer. U.S. Geological Survey scientists plan to be in Point Lay next week to tag 35 walruses with satellite radio tags that will monitor foraging activity...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-08-18/walrus-gather-alaskas-northwest-shore-a
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Alaska volcano sends ash plume up to 15,000 feet

...Cleveland Volcano had spewed ash 15,000 feet into the air in a cloud that moved east-southeast. U.S. Geological Survey scientist-in-charge John Power called it a small explosion."It's not expected to cause a disruption to big international...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-12-30/alaska-volcano-sends-ash-plume-15000-fe
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