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1 hr ago | Hispanic Business

Insecticides Permeate U.S. Food, Water Supply

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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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Technical Services, Geology, Entomology, Life, Fruits, Food, Honey

5 hrs ago | Lucianne.com

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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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Related Topix: Weather, California, Natural Disasters, Drought, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Immigration Reform

9 hrs ago | WSOCTV

3.5 magnitude earthquake shakes portion of Washington

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.

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

14 hrs ago | Ag Professional

Study says neonic insecticides widespread in Iowa waters

A class of insecticides popular with corn and soybean farmers in the U.S. Midwest but feared as a factor in the decline of U.S. honey bee colonies and other crop pollinators, has been found to be widespread through rivers and streams in Iowa , according to a government study released on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Technical Services, Geology, Apiculture

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Janesville Gazette

Slow-no-wake lifted on Rock River

Slow/no wake restrictions have been lifted for the entire Rock River, according to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Rock County, WI, Technical Services, Lake Koshkonong, WI, Afton, WI

Bellingham Herald

2013 REPORT: National parks pump millions into state economy

More than 7.3 million visitors to national parks in Washington spent $430.8 million in 2013.

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Related Topix: Washington, Technical Services, Geology, Science, US National Parks

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Joplin Independent

New Madrid fault is bigger hazard than thought

Next to the impressive seismic activity on the U.S. west coast, the New Madrid fault represents the next highest hazard.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Free Republic

Why Is Wal-Mart Preparing For A Major Earthquake On The New Madrid Fault?

Buried in a Wall Street Journal article from about a week ago was a startling piece of information.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Missouri

Summit County Voice

Environment: USGS study shows neonicotinoid pesticide pollution common in Midwest streams

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.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Technical Services, Geology, Agriculture

Star Tribune

Powerful insecticide turns up in major Midwest rivers

The chemical, which has been linked to bee die-offs, has not been widely discovered in streams and rivers until now.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Technical Services, Geology, Entomology, Environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Live Science

Next 'Big Earthquake' in SoCal Might Be Mid-Sized

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.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California, Geology, Science, Technical Services, Pasadena, CA

Science

Scientists trot out dueling analyses of deadly landslide

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.

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Related Topix: Landslide, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Vancouver, WA

WTVR Richmond

Did you feel the earth move Friday afternoon?

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.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Louisa, VA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Mineral, VA

News9 Oklahoma City

3.3 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Helena

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.

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

AlertNet

Moderate quake strikes Alaska coast but little damage seen

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.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Gustavus, AK

International Business Times

Biggest Australian IPO in 4 Years as Healthscope Could Raises $2.12 Billion

Patients sit together outside a hospital after they were evacuated following an earthquake in Acapulco, in Guerrero state, April 18, 2014.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

North Texas e-News

Science brings clarity to shifting shores

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.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science

Common Dreams

Notorious 'Neonics' Pervasive in Midwest Waters: Study

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.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Agriculture, US News, Liberal Political News

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Examining links between injection wells and quakes

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.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Texas

BayStreet.ca

21st Century Energy Centers Could Take the Bakken by Storm

In April 2008, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated that the amount of technically recoverable oil in the Bakken formation might now be as high as 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, Whitefish, MT, Technical Services, MDU Resources Group, Energy

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