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Rat Island is rat free, name change pitched

ANCHORAGE - Rat Island was once overrun with rats. But with...by the Aleut Corp."The current name Rat Island doesn't reflect the nature of the island...the island became officially known as Rat Island.The Aleutian Pribilof Island Association...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-02-12/rat-island-rat-free-name-change-pitched
State
Former 'Rat Island' has whole new look

...Service said Wednesday that the island - once known as Rat Island because of its infestation of invasive Norway rats...The makeover of the island includes a name change: Rat Island officially became Hawadax Island, a nod to the original...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-24/former-rat-island-has-whole-new-look
State
Rat Island rid of namesake pest

...an epic infestation, Alaska's Rat Island finally may merit a name change...found more than 250 dead birds on Rat Island last spring when they returned for...most perished in burrows. Since Rat Island has been infested with rats for 230...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082609/sta_486140320.shtml
Project to free Rat Island receives award

ANCHORAGE - A project to eradicate rats and restore birds to Rat Island has received an award. The Rat Island Restoration Project received a Partners in Conservation Award for work to make the 6,681-acre...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050809/reg_437698953.shtml
No signs of rats on Rat Island

ANCHORAGE - There are no signs of rats on Rat Island. That news follows an eradication effort last year that involved poisoning the rats in hopes of returning many types of species...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061209/reg_450229951.shtml
Read Alaska

"Rat Island," by William Stozenburg"Rat Island," a mass of volcanic rock covered with tundra located midway...massively controversial-wildlife rescue mission is under way. "Rat Island" reveals a little-known and much-debated side of today's...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2011-07-27
Art
Agency moves closer to rat eradication

...A federal agency is moving forward with a plan to rid Rat Island of Norway rats. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...significant impacts requiring further environmental analysis. Rat Island in the Aleutian Island chain is infested with Norway...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041708/reg_269312969.shtml
5.6 magnitude quake hits Rat Islands

...southwest of Anchorage. It was recorded at 8:28 p.m. local time. Geophysicist Randy Baldwin at the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., says it's "one of the typical Rat Island quakes that we have quite often."

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092410/reg_711592994.shtml
Regional News
Trio of small quakes hits Aleutian Islands

...first quake hit shortly after 9 p.m. and had a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 and a depth of about five miles and the second quake hit an hour later with a magnitude of 4.3. Both were located in the Rat Island region of the Aleutian's.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101809/reg_506053246.shtml
Tiglax vessel celebrates 20 years of Alaska research, opens doors to town

...but not in Alaska yet, a situation that may change. Rat Island will represent the first attempt at rat removal in the...the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to remove Rat Island's rats, which landed in the island in the 1780s when...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070107/out_20070630002.shtml
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