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1 hr ago | Fox News

Epa Power Grab? Rep claims maps prove secret private property plot

A top House Republican is charging that the Environmental Protection Agency secretly drafted highly detailed maps of U.S. waterways to set the stage for a controversial plan to expand regulatory power over streams and wetlands, a claim the EPA strongly denies.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lamar Smith, US Geological Survey

6 hrs ago | Inhabitat

South Napa Earthquake Cracks Open New Fears of 'The Big One'

The South Napa earthquake that struck northern California on Sunday has cracked open new fears among state residents that "the big one" is imminent.

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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Stillwater

According to U.S. Geological Survey, this earthquake was recorded at 10:44 a.m. Its epicenter was located nine miles west of Stillwater and 18 miles northeast of Guthrie.

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

ECNmag

Scripps Research Institute scientists link alcohol-dependence gene to neurotransmitter

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have solved the mystery of why a specific signaling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence.

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Related Topix: Scripps Research Institute, Genetics, Medicine

Science Daily

Southwest U.S. May Face 'Megadrought' This Century

Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a "megadrought" - one that lasts over 30 years - ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Global Warming, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, University of Arizona, Texas

Sys-Con Media

Country Stars Fight Back Against Muscle Disease During 49th Annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon

Viewers tuning into the 2014 telethon, one of America's longest-standing and beloved fundraising and entertainment events, will enjoy musical performances and heartfelt appeals from the country stars, who appear on the show to help raise funds and awareness in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's mission to save and improve the lives of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Muscular Dystrophy Association, Country, Rascal Flatts

New Scientist

Californian earthquake piles stress on dangerous fault

It was bad, and it might make things worse. The magnitude-6.0 earthquake that hit northern California in the early hours of 24 August piled stress on to the Hayward fault, which is due for a major rupture.

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

Business Journal

Seismologist: New rules allow oil, gas regulators to react quickly to earthquakes

Texas seismologist Crag Pearson explained in greater detail Monday how the Railroad Commission would enforce new rules on wastewater injection wells if they pass later this year.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

AlertNet

California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding

A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being lined up.

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

HeraldNet

California quake warning system not in Washington

A lab in California heard an alert seconds before the Napa earthquake reached it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, University of Washington

Journalgazette.net

MDA boot campaign goal passed

So rare that if Fort Wayne firefighters got one thrown into the boot for past MDA 'Fill the Boot' campaigns, they'd hold it up for others to see.

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Muscular Dystrophy Association

WPBF

Hospital: More than 200 treated since quake

"I was in shock to see people's homes and offices on the floor," Napa resident Elise Martinez said.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, Geology, Science, US Geological Survey

WRIC-TV Richmond

Damage From Northern California Earthquake Could Reach $1 Billion

Pedestrians stop to examine a crumbling facade at the Vintner's Collective tasting room in Napa, Calif., following an earthquake, Aug. 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California, Napa, CA, Wine, Drink, US Geological Survey

The Independent

California earthquakes: Skateboarders have turned roads cracked by tremors into ramps

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

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Hawaii volcano lava flow could threaten homes

This Aug. 22, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the Pu'u 'O'o crater of the Kilauea volcano partially obscured by thick fume from the June 27 lava flow near Pahoa, Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Pahoa, HI

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Are bigger earthquakes on the way?

Northern California's biggest earthquake in 25 years has people asking: Is the world seeing more tremors than usual? And is the long-dreaded "Big One" that could devastate California coming soon? Actually, experts say the world might not be seeing more than usual.

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Related Topix: California, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, US Geological Survey, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Redwood Times

Napa earthquake: Power mostly restored, schools closed Monday morning

Schools were closed, three dozen buildings red-tagged and a Red Cross center was busy Monday morning serving Napa residents left shaken by Sunday's early morning earthquake.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Napa, CA, Natural Disasters, American Canyon, CA, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Data Center: See every major California earthquake in last 100 years

Researchers have logged roughly 270 California earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.0 or greater during the last 100 years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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

International Business Times

Strong 6.9-magnitude Earthquake Strikes Peru, Authorities Rule Out Tsunami Threat to Hawaii

People stand on the street after evacuating an apartment building after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in Mexico City, July 29, 2014.

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

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Scientists: Napa quake should be a 'wake-up call'

The earthquake that struck Napa County early Sunday could have been much larger, scientists said, given the track record of the fault that most likely caused the shaking.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Napa County, CA, Geology, Science, US Geological Survey, Green Valley, CA

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