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1 hr ago | WCNC-TV Charlotte

Duke Energy claims digging up all coal ash could cost $10 billion

Duke Energy says digging up all the coal ash at its 33 sites around North Carolina and trucking it into lined landfills could triple the costs to $10 billion, but environmentalists say it's a case of pay-now-or-pay-later.

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Related Topix: Duke Energy, Energy, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

5 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Leta s reject sex trade growth in Thurston County

The world's oldest profession is flourishing around the nation, and in the Seattle-Tacoma corridor in particular.

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Related Topix: Thurston County, WA, Tacoma, WA, Urban Institute, Prison, Olympia, WA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Biology News Net

Scientists identify critical new protein complex involved in learning and memory

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a protein complex that plays a critical but previously unknown role in learning and memory formation.

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Related Topix: Scripps Research Institute

News Max

Oklahoma Earthquakes Over Weekend Make Officials More Nervous

A pair of earthquakes rattled central Oklahoma over the weekend, the latest tremors in a flurry of seismic activity that has officials asking California for advice on how to strengthen the state's infrastructure.

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

News Max

LIGNET: Russia Taps Arctic Oil, Leaving Rivals in Its Wake

The Prirazlomnaya drilling platform, owned by Gazprom, is towed to its home in the Pechora Sea.

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Related Topix: Russia, Asia, World News, US Geological Survey

F&M Magazine

Mazak Optonics Welcomes New GM of Customer Service

Mark Dilling will now be responsible for all issues related to customer satisfaction including equipment installation, machine training, technical services and parts delivery.

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Related Topix: Elgin, IL

National Geographic

After Washington Mudslide, Questions About Building in Nature's Danger Zones

On Tuesday, when President Obama tours the grim scene at the mudslide in Oso, Washington, where at least 39 people were swept to their death, he won't be able to do much more than comfort families of the victims and sign the disaster declaration that starts federal aid flowing to the tiny, shell-shocked community.

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Related Topix: Mudflow, Natural Disasters, Oso, WA, Landslide, Geology, Science, US Geological Survey

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Cobb, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported early Tuesday morning five miles from Cobb, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey .

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Cobb, CA, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Clearlake, CA, Healdsburg, CA

Russia Taday

4.4 earthquake in Slovenia, Italy, nr nuclear plant

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake has struck Slovenia southwest of the country's capital, Ljubljana, at a depth of 12.4 kilometers, says USGS.

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Related Topix: Europe, Earthquake, World News, Slovenia, Natural Disasters, Croatia, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

The Citizens' Voice

On Earth Day, how to tell if corporations are 'greenwashing'

Mark Moran / The Citizens' Voice A tree blossoms on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre on Monday.

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Related Topix: Wilkes-Barre, PA, Underwriters Laboratories, Marketing, Scranton, PA, Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KGWN

Underwriters Laboratories plans center in Laramie

Gov. Matt Mead's office announced Monday that the independent safety science company plans to launch new information technology operations in Laramie in June.

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Related Topix: Underwriters Laboratories, Laramie, WY, Matt Mead, US Governors

Burlington Times News

Commissioners vote to resolve Alamance-Guilford line dispute

Chandler Palethorpe's wife's family built the house at 320 Alamance St. in Gibsonville more than 100 years ago, believing it was in Alamance County.

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Related Topix: Alamance County, NC, Gibsonville, NC, Alamance, NC, Guilford County, NC, US Geological Survey

WaterWorld

USGS celebrates 125th anniversary of nation's first streamgage

April 21, 2014 -- On Earth Day , Tuesday, April 22, the U.S. Geological Survey , along with many partner agencies, is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its first streamgage built in the United States, at a ceremony held at the site located in Embudo, N.M., near the city of Espanola.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Embudo, NM, Espanola, NM

Heavy Duty Trucking

The Kinetics Hybrid Now Approved for the NYSERDA Voucher Program

The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority announced that Crosspoint Kinetics hybrid electric system qualifies for voucher funding.

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Related Topix: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Truckers

The Fresno Bee

Mercury-tainted fish in high-country Yosemite lake

Federal scientists studied mercury contamination in 21 Western national parks for years and last week announced bad news for Yosemite National Park -- the worst-tainted fish in the entire study was in a lake not far from Tioga Road.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

OregonLive.com

Tigers in peril; sea turtles struggle: The Animal Beat

The Animal Beat: Today's roundup of wildlife news, features and links from around the world and closer to home.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Stanford University, US Geological Survey

Sys-Con Media

C.N. Brown Company's Annual MDA Shamrock Campaign Surpasses Fundraising Goal

"Our hope is to be able to change the lives of our community members that have helped us grow over the years.

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Related Topix: Energy, Oil & Gas, CITGO Petroleum, Muscular Dystrophy Association

EurekAlert!

Airport security officers at TSA gaining insight from Sandia human behavior studies

Though seen here looking at data on a computer, Sandia National Laboratories' Ann Speed spends much of her time studying humans.

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Related Topix: Sandia, Computers, Psychology, Science, Livermore, CA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Chemical & Engineering News

Scripps Looks To Partner

In a bid to create more productive partnerships with industry, Scripps Research Institute has launched Scripps Advance, a vehicle for turning promising projects from inside and outside Scripps's labs into drug candidates.

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Related Topix: Scripps Research Institute, Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, DePuy Orthopaedics, Medical Equipment, Hospital Administration, St Peters Health Care Services

KTVU Oakland

Slow-moving landslide splits house in two

A slow-moving landslide in Jackson, Wyoming, has split a home on a hill in half.

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Related Topix: Landslide, Jackson, WY, US Geological Survey

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