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2 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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3 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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4 hrs ago | AlertNet

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: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Red Dog Mine, AK

9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

US Geological Survey says Mexico quake magnitude 7.5

Those killed and missing had gone early in the morning to fix the ropes for climbers along the route to summit.

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9 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, Technical Services, Geology, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

11 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

High Levels Of Mercury Found In Fish In Remote National Parks

Unhealthily high levels of mercury have been found in fish in national parks in Alaska and the West, proving that even the most remote lakes and streams in the U.S. aren't immune to mercury pollution.

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16 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, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KABC-AM Los Angeles

a Townhall Meeting: The Big Quake Threat is Real.

Talkradio 790 KABC, the US Geological Survey and CalTech present an important broadcast: A Townhall Meeting: The Big Quake Threat is Real.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, East Los Angeles, CA

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, Technical Services, 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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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: Technical Services, 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, Technical Services

Brand Republic

Robots aren't teaming up with art directors - they're too busy writing the news

On 17 March at 7.53am, the Los Angeles Times ran a story on its website about an earthquake striking near the city: "A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake aftershock was reported Monday morning four miles from Westwood, according to the US Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Opinion

Cape Cod Times

Gonsalves: The coming 'Sand War'

As in other coastal communities, on this sandbar we call home, the "Sand War" will intensify.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Woods Hole, MA, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Professional Surveyor

A Conversation with the USGS: The National 3D Elevation Program

Register Now for this Special Webinar. A Conversation with the USGS: The National 3D Elevation Program Presented by Vicki Lukas, USGS and Lewis Graham, CTO GeoCue Group The United States Geological Survey is embarking on the most ambitious 3D Mapping program ever undertaken within the United States.

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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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Mississippi Business Journal

Fish are biting, but should people bite back?

For those looking to do a little fishing this year at a national park, it might be a good idea to catch and release.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

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, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Immunology, Biology

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Directions Magazine

USGS Launches Streamer Version 2

Field & Stream called it a "very cool tool and quite a bit of fun." MinnPost described it as a "high-tech illustration of Norman Maclean's timeless view that, 'Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it."

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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: Technical Services, Weather, Evart, MI, Reed City, MI, Osceola County, MI, Newaygo County, MI

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