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July 26--Nicotine-related insecticides widely used on crops are finding their way into the food we eat and the water we drink, two national studies published in the past two months have concluded.
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A third year of drought in California has meant farmers have become increasingly dependent on ground water for their crops - and now the land is sinking beneath their feet.
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Dispatchers said there are no reports of damage so far but a lot of people in Bremerton reported feeling the quake on the U.S. Geological Survey website.
Slow/no wake restrictions have been lifted for the entire Rock River, according to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office.
Next to the impressive seismic activity on the U.S. west coast, the New Madrid fault represents the next highest hazard.
Buried in a Wall Street Journal article from about a week ago was a startling piece of information.
Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey studying streams in the Midwest have found levels of neonicotinoid insecticides at up to 20 times the concentrations deemed toxic to aquatic organisms.
The next big earthquake in Southern California could be smaller than expected, according to researchers who are rewriting the history of earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault.
One of the deadliest landslides in U.S. history was unleashed when part of a mountain collapsed onto a rain-sodden slope, sending a wall of mud shooting through a Washington state neighborhood, according to a federal landslide expert.
While it might not have been big enough for the U.S. Geological Survey to make note of it, some people in Louisa said they felt an earthquake aftershock Friday afternoon.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this earthquake was recorded at 11:56 p.m. Its epicenter was located six miles north, northeast of Helena, 26 miles northwest of Enid, and 89 miles north, northwest of Oklahoma City.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck on the coast of Alaska early on Friday, shaking people awake in the state capital city of Juneau but causing little, if any, damage, officials said.
Each and every day, waves move sand back and forth, onto and away from beaches. The thin ribbon of sandy barrier islands and beaches along America's coastline shifts constantly, especially during hurricanes, nor'easters, and other extreme storms.
Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey looked at 9 rivers and streams in the U.S. Midwest-home to vast plantings of corn and soybeans as well as widespread use of neonics-in the 2013 growing season.
States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes of its wastewater.
Updated: Mon Jul 28, 2014 03:02 pm
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