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Where Barnegat Bay's pollution really comes fromWhere Barnegat Bay's...

Where Barnegat Bay's pollution really comes from New data show high growth areas are adding tons of pollution to embattled bay Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app.com/VIsO1q Toms River - A stinging sea nettle swims in the Barnegat Bay, off Cattus Island County Park in Toms River this summer.

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Related Topix: Toms River, NJ, Ocean County, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Waretown, NJ, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes near Ridgemark, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening 21 miles from Ridgemark, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Ridgemark, CA, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Hollister, CA, Soledad, CA

Bloomberg

Did You Feel It? Fracking Earthquakes Are Less Intense

A rig drills for natural gas at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp. located atop the Marcellus shale rock formation in Washington Township, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 31, 2013.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Prague, OK

Townhall

REPORT: Fracking Doesn't Create Destructive Earthquakes

The debate is over; fracking doesn't cause destructive earthquakes. The highly non-controversial way of extracting natural gas, which has been used since 1947 , has been a focal point of some absurd claims that they're a threat to the environment [emphasis mine]: Man-made earthquakes , a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less ... (more)

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

Insurance Journal West

High Earthquake Probability for Yellowstone Region

A new U.S. Geological Survey report indicates a slightly greater earthquake hazard in the Greater Yellowstone region of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho than previously thought, a geophysicist says.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science, University of Utah

ThinkProgress

Oklahoma Gets Hit With 20 Earthquakes In One Day

In this Nov, 6, 2011 photo, Chad Devereaux examines bricks that fell from three sides of his in-laws home in Sparks, Okla., following two earthquakes that hit the area in less than 24 hours.

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

Water Online

A Decade Of Water Science: USGS Helps Assess Water Resources In Afghanistan

For the past decade, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey have shared their expertise with the Afghanistan Geological Survey in efforts to build an inventory of Afghanistan's water resources.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, Technical Services, World News, Afghanistan,

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Hawaii island observatory once again monitoring volcanoes, quakes

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has resumed monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes following the power issues that plagued the Hawaii island facility after Tropical Storm Iselle, officials said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Volcano, HI, Technical Services, Geology, Science

The Capital-Journal

Mike Hall: Nonsense never stops

We haven't won either of those wars yet. The same can be said of my personal War on Nonsense.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Jefferson County, KS, Drugs

InformationWeek

3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples

Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program .

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

News9 Oklahoma City

Earthquake Shakes Central OK Residents Awake

According to the U.S. Geological Survey , a 4.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 7:41 a.m. Its epicenter was located four miles south, southwest of Guthrie, 11 miles north of Edmond, and 24 miles north of Oklahoma City.

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

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Earthquake Shakes Central OK Residents Awake

According to the U.S. Geological Survey , a 4.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 7:41 a.m. Its epicenter was located four miles south, southwest of Guthrie, 11 miles north of Edmond, and 24 miles north of Oklahoma City.

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

Vail Daily News

Water in the West: Conservation measures take center stage

Major transmountain diversions in our region. Sources: Colorado Division of Water Resources, Office of the State Engineer; Colorado Water Conservation Board; U.S. Bureau of Reclamation; U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Technical Services, Agriculture, Science, Grand County, CO, Kremmling, CO

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Alturas, Calif.

A shallow-magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Monday night 24 miles from Alturas, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Alturas, CA, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Susanville, CA

Newsday

Monitors will provide real-time look at stormy waters

William Capurso, Hyrdologic Technician with the USGS, explains the goal of the sensors on August 15, 2014 that will allow the USGS to access real-time information about water conditions during the next severe storm.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Coram, NY, East Moriches, NY, Moriches, NY

WFAA-TV Dallas

Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Trinidad, CO

Squamish Chief

Quakes triggered by drilling waste seem weaker than natural ones, study says

A new U.S. study found that man-made earthquakes cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude.

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ABC News

Less Shake From Artificial Quakes, Fed Study Says

Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Trinidad, CO

Decorah Journal

Presentation on potential mining in county Aug. 25

Dr. Ray Anderson, newly retired from the Iowa Geological Survey, will present information to the Winneshiek Board of Supervisors on the potential for metallic mineral mining in Northeast Iowa next week.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Geology, Science, Technical Services, Clayton County, IA, Winneshiek County, IA, Decorah, IA

NBC Los Angeles

Quake Strikes Near Big Bear City

A preliminary magnitude-3.7 earthquake struck 5 miles north of Big Bear City on Sunday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Big Bear City, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science

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