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1 hr ago | The Honolulu Advertiser

No tsunami threat to Hawaii from strong South Pacific quake

The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9, struck about 39 miles southwest of Panguna, Papua New Guinea, at a depth of about 28 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News, US Geological Survey, Ewa Beach, HI

5 hrs ago | AlertNet

Teck's Red Dog zinc mine still operating after quakes

Teck Resources said on Friday its Red Dog operation in Alaska, the world's largest zinc and lead mine, is operating as usual after two earthquakes struck a few miles from the site.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

6 hrs ago | AlertNet

Landslide gains speed, threatens Wyoming resort homes

A slow-moving landslide threatening the affluent Wyoming community of Jackson is picking up speed, and efforts to stabilize the area were called off because of safety concerns, city officials said on Friday.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, US Geological Survey

7 hrs ago | Reuters

Two quakes strike near zinc mine in Alaska -USGS

Two earthquakes, a magnitude 5.5 and a magnitude 5.4, struck near the Red Dog Operations zinc-lead mine in remote northwest Alaska, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Red Dog Mine, AK

11 hrs ago | Common Dreams

7.5 Earthquake Strikes Southern Mexico

A powerful earthquake rattled Southern Mexico Friday morning, sending people scrambling into the streets in populated areas such as Mexico City.

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

15 hrs ago | Cleveland Daily Banner

Hruby: TVA plans to reduce use of coal

Raymond Hruby, general manager of technical services at TVAa SWatts Bar Unit 2, speaks to the Rotary Club of Cleveland.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, TN, Nuclear Energy

19 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

USGS confirms what Northwest Dallas felt Thursday: There was a 2.5...

At 2:47 p.m. Thursday several Northwest Dallas neighbors called, texted and emailed with the exact same question: "Did we just have an earthquake?" And the U.S. Geological Survey said nothing - until early Friday morning, when it confirmed that, yes, there was indeed a 2.5 quake Thursday at 2:44 p.m. near the intersection of Northwest Highway and ... (more)

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

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WFTV Orlando

Foundation makes boy's super hero dream come true

Huffington Post reported Max turned into his alter ego Iron Max as he put on the costume and flew, or rather floated, in an indoor skydiving facility in Colorado.

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Related Topix: Muscular Dystrophy Association

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Currant, Nev.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon 18 miles from Currant, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey .

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

FOX23

Mercury found in remote national park streams in West US

Federal scientists on Thursday said they have found high amounts of mercury in fish that was caught in remote areas of national parks in the Western United States and Alaska.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey

Missourian

from Readers: Close up of winter gives way to spring

Doug Hardesty graduated from the MU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and works at U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Missouri, Missouri Government

News9 Oklahoma City

3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Helena

Its epicenter was located eight miles northeast of Helena, 21 miles northwest of Enid, 58 miles west of Ponca City, and 86 miles north, northwest of Oklahoma City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Ponca City, OK, Oklahoma City, OK, US Geological Survey

North Denver News

Great Lakes fish killed by lack of Vitamin B1

Great Lakes fish in the salmon family that rely on the fish "alewife" as part of their diet face a major obstacle in restoring naturally reproducing populations, according to new U.S. Geological Survey research published in the journal Fish and Shellfish Immunology .

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Related Topix: Supplement, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Immunology, Biology

Newsday

New street lights design cuts bills

Lamps in St Helier's Liberation Square are being fitted with light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, which use one third of the energy of conventional bulbs.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Holtville Tribune

NASA Names Six New Members to Advisory Council

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has announced the appointment of six new members to the NASA Advisory Council .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Aerospace, Space, Boulder, CO

Newsday

Fire ice: the energy of the future?

The world is addicted to hydrocarbons, and it's easy to see why - cheap, plentiful and easy to mine, they represent an abundant energy source to fuel industrial development the world over.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

Norwalk Citizen News

Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife

Researchers are making progress toward understanding why some Great Lakes trout die after eating an invasive prey fish called alewife.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey

Science Daily

New technique will accelerate genetic characterization of photosynthesis

Photosynthesis provides fixed carbon and energy for nearly all life on Earth, yet many aspects of this fascinating process remain mysterious.

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Related Topix: Carnegie Institution

Science Daily

Wind tunnel tests support improved aerodynamic design of B61-12 bomb

Sandia National Laboratories has finished eight days of testing a full-scale mock unit representing the aerodynamic characteristics of the B61-12 gravity bomb in a wind tunnel.

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Related Topix: Sandia, US Military, Arnold Air Force Base, US Air Force

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Muskegon River Flooding Breaks a Record

There are two official points where the U.S. Geological Survey and National Weather Service take measurements on the Muskegon River in West Michigan.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Weather, Evart, MI, Reed City, MI, Osceola County, MI, Newaygo County, MI

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