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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.


Related Topix: Duke Energy, Energy, Technical Services, Geology, Science

5 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Edmond, OK, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

10 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Russia, Asia, World News, Technical Services

14 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Mudflow, Natural Disasters, Oso, WA, Landslide, Geology, Science, Technical Services

19 hrs ago | 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 .


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Cobb, CA, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Clearlake, CA, Healdsburg, CA

19 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Europe, Earthquake, World News, Slovenia, Natural Disasters, Croatia, Technical Services, Geology, Science

23 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

In Marin and beyond, landslide prediction a risky venture

Marin and the rest of the Bay Area are replete with unstable hillsides that could instantly collapse during a heavy rain or an earthquake.


Related Topix: Landslide, Weather, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Mon Apr 21, 2014

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.


Related Topix: Alamance County, NC, Gibsonville, NC, Alamance, NC, Guilford County, NC, Technical Services


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.


Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Embudo, NM, Espanola, NM

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.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA, Technical Services, Geology, Science

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.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Stanford University, Technical Services

Sun Apr 20, 2014

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.


Related Topix: Landslide, Jackson, WY, Technical Services

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Lake Isabella in Kern County

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Saturday evening eight miles from Bodfish, Calif., near Lake Isabella in Kern County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey .


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Lake Isabella, CA, Kern County, CA, Bodfish, CA, Technical Services, Geology, Science

White amurs emerge as species of concern on Lake Erie

Federal officials reported in the fall that white amurs, a species of Asian carp, appear to be reproducing naturally in the Lake Erie basin for the first time.


Related Topix: Technical Services

World News Update, what you need to know

THOUSANDS of Christian pilgrims have thronged the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to celebrate the holy fire ceremony on the eve of Easter.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News, Technical Services, Solomon Islands

The Daily Courier

Quakes strike Papua New Guinea, Acapulco

Alejandrino Gonzalez/The Associated Press A parked car suffered damage when a adobe wall collapsed on it after a strong earthquake shook Chilpancingo, Mexico, on Friday.


Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, Oceania, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Mexico, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Ventura County Star

Pygmy mammoth tusk confirmed as one of oldest found on Channel Islands

Research geologist Dan Muhs spotted the tusk as he was working on the island recently.


Related Topix: Geology, Science, Technical Services

CBS Local

Cal Scientists Go Underground To Monitor Hayward Fault Heartbeat

Cutting a direct path through the East Bay hills, the Hayward Fault is the San Andreas Fault's less-celebrated sibling.


Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, UC Berkeley

Evansville Courier & Press

Small quake recorded near Benton, Ill.

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey recorded a small earthquake Thursday night near Benton, Ill., in rural Franklin County.


Related Topix: Benton, IL, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

Fri Apr 18, 2014


6.6-quake hits off PNG's Bougainville

A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island on Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News, Tsunami, Technical Services, Geology, Science


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