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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
Rats decimate seabird colony

...not counting islets. They got to Kiska, part of the Rat Islands group, during World War II and gradually overran much...campaign to drive rats from other refuge holdings, like Rat Island, and keep them from invading bird colonies on St. Paul...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071403/sta_seabirds.shtml
News
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
State to shoot wolves on Aleutian island

...programs to protect bird populations in recent years, including a $3 million effort to poison the rats that overran Rat Island on the western edge of the refuge. The state isn't waiting for the feds to protect caribou. "We will do something...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052310/sta_643332508.shtml
News
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
5.6 magnitude quake hits Rat Islands

...5.6 earthquake hit the remote Rat Islands on Wednesday night but there were...felt or caused any damage. The Rat Islands lie in the Aleutian Island chain...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
5.7-magnitude Earthquake rattles Rat Islands

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a moderate earthquake struck near the Rat Islands region of Alaska. The magnitude 5.7 quake occurred at 10:27 a.m. Sunday about 150 miles west of Adak in the Aleutian Islands...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092710/reg_712557644.shtml
Regional News
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
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

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