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OUTDOORS Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairba In the mid-Aleutians, 1,200 miles from Anchorage, little Kasatochi Island - about 1.5 miles from end to end - was the surprise volcanic eruption of 2008, blowing up and painting itself in a shade of gray. Scientists revisited the island a few times in summer 2009 to see what, if any, life had returned. Here's a report from the most recent trip; a few scientists and I returned from Kasatochi in mid-August.

Life inching its way back to Kasatochi Island

A sprig of vegetation pops through the surface of Kasatochi Island in the Aleutians.
Photos By Ned Rozell
A sprig of vegetation pops through the surface of Kasatochi Island in the Aleutians.
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