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Alaska Science Forum: A great Alaska earthquake meets southern California

...mass of water that will soon slosh over the shallows, but the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach cannot run for high ground. Here is where, in an event with many impacts, we look at the economic.All 314 million Americans have an intimate...
Registration for Kenai flooding relief delayed

...reached its peak during the heavy rains of Oct. 27 and 28, though at least 30 homes suffered from a slow-moving high-ground-water event in the months prior. According to state emergency management officials, only damages from the two days...
Fighting hurts both sides in NHL lawsuit

...the still-developing science of concussions - it will be hard for either the players or the NHL to claim the moral high ground.A group of 10 retired players, seizing the moment in wake of the $765 million settlement the NFL recently offered...
New map predicts tsunami effects on Sitka

...and a family or personal evacuation plan - to get to higher ground "just to be safe."The city has evacuation routes...evacuation areas - including private residences - on higher ground.Miller noted that the computer model is interesting...
Tribal dispute puts Alaska village in limbo

...coastal erosion creeps ever closer to the Yup'ik Eskimo community.As residents wait for a new village to be built on higher ground nine miles away, a dispute over who is in charge has led to a rare intervention by the Bureau of Indian Affairs...
Ocean acidification threatens marine life

...spears.Villagers here know increasing storms and rising seas someday will force them to move their sago tree huts to higher ground. But with a quarter of a million people spread across 600 islands, the threat to food may be more significant.Fishermen...
Tsunami from Alaska quake would swamp Calif.'s economy

...the Oregon state line and about six hours to reach San Diego - theoretically, allowing time for people to flee to higher ground. The force of the waves would sink boats docked in marinas and damage harbors.This "helps them understand what...
Floodwaters drop after Alaska river ice jam breaks

...They parked boats and rafts outside their homes. They moved machinery and vehicles to the airport, which is on higher ground. They hoped to escape the fate of Galena, where floodwaters lifted homes off foundations, buried cars and led to...
Thousands take part in tsunami drill in US town

...Ocean they would have had about 20 minutes to get to higher ground before tsunami waves arrived.At Blossom Gulch Elementary...feeling the quake, people have about 20 minutes to reach higher ground. Authorities advise them to walk, because roads could...
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AK village relocation hits snag when ship runs aground

...hundreds of miles away.But residents of tiny Newtok are pushing ahead with their long-sought dream of moving to higher ground in a place called Mertarvik that's nine miles across a vast, raging river.Tribal administrator Stanley Tom said...


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