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1 hr ago | JD Supra

Southwest Research Institute Announces Improved Circulating Fluidized Bed

A custom designed circulating fluidized bed has been created so that engineers at Southwest Research Institute can convert crude oil and biofeedstocks into refined fuel samples for clients more efficiently than previously possible. The CFB is able to produce half a liter per hour of samples, and is able to test both fast pyrolysis processes as well as fluidized catalytic cracking refinery unit operations.

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5 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Chef Richard Sandoval Honored at Celebrity Chef Tasting Dinner

Chef Richard Sandoval was honored at the Careers through Culinary Arts Program Washington, D.C. Region Celebrity Chef Five-Course Tasting Dinner with Wine Pairings on Monday, September 15, 2014 , at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Funds raised will support C-CAP, a pioneer and national non-profit leader that provides scholarships, education and career opportunities in the culinary arts to at-risk high school students throughout the nation.

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Related Topix: Carnegie Institution, Non-Profit, Education Etc., Restaurant Management, Aspen, CO

10 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 2.6 quake strikes near Palos Verdes Estates

A shallow magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning one mile from Palos Verdes Estates, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:11 a.m. PDT at a depth of 4.3 miles.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Lomita, CA, Torrance, CA

11 hrs ago | Michigan Radio

Study suggests pesticides in rivers could harm insects and fish

Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey have been monitoring pesticides in rivers and streams around the country for 20 years. They just released their findings.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Entomology, Science, Geology

15 hrs ago | WTLV

Raising "bail" for MDA

Raising "bail" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association More than $1,500 was raised Monday night during our phone bank to help local families battling neuromuscular diseases. Check out this story on firstcoastnews.com: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/community/2014/09/15/fcn-takes-part-mda-fundraiser/15696881/ There's still time to help the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Related Topix: Muscular Dystrophy Association

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Strong 5.6 earthquake reported in Tokyo

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered at about two kilometers west/northwest of Iwai, Japan, and hit at about 11:28 p.m. ET.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, World News, Japan,

Mashable

Water Everywhere After Napa Quake - But It's no Drought Solution for California

The Napa 6.0-magnitude earthquake has released tens of thousands of gallons of groundwater into the area's drought-dry creek beds. Locals are thrilled - but a geologist warns the babbling brooks could deplete scarce water supplies rather than add to them.

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Related Topix: Weather, Napa, CA, Natural Disasters, Drought, Earthquake, Geology, Science, US Geological Survey, Sonoma, CA

Reuters

Gas production blamed for rise in Colorado, New Mexico quakes

The deep injection of wastewater underground by energy companies during methane gas extraction has caused a dramatic rise in the number of earthquakes in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001, U.S. government scientists said in a study released on Monday. The study by U.S. Geological Survey researchers is the latest to link energy production methods to an increase in quakes in regions where those techniques are used.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Raton, NM

Live Science

Southwest's Earthquake Spike Linked to Injection Wells

A dramatic increase in earthquakes in a small region of New Mexico and Colorado was triggered by the underground disposal of wastewater, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey . There was a 40-fold increase in earthquakes in the area since 2001, compared to over the last three decades, the researchers found.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Raton, NM

NewsOK.com

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake registered south of Guthrie

The earthquake initially registered magnitude 4.2 but was later downgraded to 4.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was recorded at 3:08 p.m. about four miles south of Guthrie.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Guthrie, OK, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

Business Journal

Sandia gets $5.6 million for carbon sequestration research

Sandia National Laboratories announced it has received a grant from the Department of Energy to study long-term geologic sequestration of carbon. The process involves storing captured carbon dioxide emissions underground, thereby preventing them from being released into the atmosphere.

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Related Topix: Sandia, Department of Energy, University of Texas at Austin, Texas

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Early Morning Earthquake Shakes Near Cherokee

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this earthquake was recorded at 4:21 a.m. Its epicenter was located nine miles east of Cherokee and 29 miles north, northwest of Enid.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Journal-Pioneer

Boys and Girls Club on right track

A proposal by the Boys and Girls Club of Summerside to the City of Summerside to allow it to use a property it has purchased to help in the creation of programs to curb youth crime and drug addiction in the city, is to be applauded. a Last week, the club's request to move ahead with the project went before the city's technical services department.

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Related Topix: Canada, Opinion

KIMT

Firefighters Fill The Boot for MDA

Crews with the Charles City Fire Department spent their Sunday morning fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association . According to Mayo Clinic, muscular dystrophy is said to be a group of genetic diseases that can impact and damage muscle fibers in children and adults.

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Related Topix: Muscular Dystrophy Association, Genetics, Medicine

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Covelo

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon 6 miles from Covelo, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:17 p.m. PDT at a depth of 3.7 miles.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Covelo, CA, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

Norwalk Citizen News

Climate change threatens New Mexico birds

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Sunday that the study says New Mexico birds at risk include the Bullock's oriole, the prairie falcon, the pinyon jay and the mallard duck. The national study looked at 40 years of climate data and bird records from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, US Geological Survey

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Hispanic Business

MoW initiates feasibility study on virtual computers

Assistant Undersecretary for Technical Services Ahmed Al Khayyat revealed that the Ministry has initiated a feasibility study on the application of virtual computers technique. The technique is one of the strategic projects that aim to provide a complete administrative security system for computers by acquiring a modern technique that depends on a virtual environment which organizes and rations the use of traditional computers, and also optimizes the use of all available resources.

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Gainesville.com

Calming devices on 13th Street underpass raise biker's ire

Jelks, a fish biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, posted this comment on the FOGCC Facebook page along with several photos: "Has anyone seen what the University constructed at the 13th Street tunnel? It is now nearly impossible to get a bike through. In fact, in the time it took to take these photos, several cyclists approached, then turned around and crossed the street at the light.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey

Detroit Free Press

Tribe to release sturgeon into Big Manistee River

This photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey office in Ann Arbor shows a lake sturgeon on April 5, 2010. The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is conducting its annual sturgeon release this weekend at the Big Manistee River.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey

St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Pesticide rules credited for cleaner rivers

As Florida Republicans look to cut environmental regulations at the expense of clean water and public health, a new study shows that sensible rules on pesticides can enormously help America's rivers and streams. The study, conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, examined the most frequently detected pesticides in 200 major rivers and streams across the nation.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Agriculture, Opinion

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