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Could warning system have saved lives in devastating Washington landslide?

As President Obama makes his way to Oso, Wash., to tour the devastation from last month's mudslide and meet with surviving victims and first responders, the disaster has brought renewed interest in early warning systems - which some suggest could have prevented many of the deaths.


Related Topix: Landslide, Oso, WA, Mudflow, Natural Disasters, Science, University of Utah

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

Erda residents feel jolt from earthquake

A sudden temblor in Erda - the first earthquake with an epicenter in Tooele County since 1997 - has become the talk of the town since it shook up local residents on Saturday.Though small - magnitude 3.2, according to the University of Utah Seismograph Stations - - the earthquake's proximity to Erda gave local residents a good jolt around ... (more)


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Erda, UT, Tooele County, UT, Tooele, UT, Science

Verde Independent

Federal study finds mercury in trout from three Grand Canyon creeks

The Colorado River flows through the Grand Canyon. A federal study found that fish in the Grand Canyon and 20 other national parks in the West have trace amounts of mercury.


Related Topix: Science, Environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Arizona, Arizona Government

News9 Oklahoma City

Early Morning Earthquakes Rock Logan County

According to the Oklahoma Geological Survey , the first one, a 2.9 magnitude earthquake, was recorded at 3:04 a.m. Its epicenter was located three miles south of Langston and eight miles east of Guthrie.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Logan County, OK, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Langston, OK, Guthrie, OK

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, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science

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, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, Clearlake, CA, Healdsburg, CA

Marin Independent Journal

In Marin and beyond, landslide prediction a risky venture

Hills rise above Lucas Valley homes in San Rafael, Calif. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.


Related Topix: Landslide, San Rafael, CA, Science, Weather, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California

Mon Apr 21, 2014

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, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science

Blinded by scientific gobbledygook

I have just written the world's worst science research paper: More than incompetent, it's a mess of plagiarism and meaningless garble.


Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, Inventions

Nunatsiaq News

Three million years ago, when Greenland really was green

Under the Greenland ice sheet, scientists from the University of Vermont have found evidence of an ancient tundra landscape.


Related Topix: University of Vermont, Science

WATE-TV Knoxville

Two arrested in North Knoxville convenience store robbery

Officials are crediting quick response by deputies in the arrest of two men suspected of burglarizing a home near Clinton.


Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Clinton, TN, Science

In-depth Africa

'$7 billion Marange Diamonds Siphoned'

IN 1896, De Beers was given a monopoly over any discoveries of diamond deposits in Rhodesia.


Related Topix: Science, World News, Zimbabwe, Africa,

Catastrophic earthquakes is topic of free USGS evening lecture on April 24

USGS research geologist Tom Holzer will talk about Catastrophic Earthquakes - In a Crowded World at a free public lecture at 7:00 p, on April 24. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the USGS offices in Menlo Park in the Building 3 auditorium.


Related Topix: Science

Sun Apr 20, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Edmond

An earthquake rattled near Edmond, Oklahoma, Sunday afternoon. According to the Oklahoma Geological Survey, a 3.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 2:07 p.m. Its epicenter was located eight miles north of Edmond, eight miles south, southwest of Guthrie, 17 miles north, northeast of Warr Acres, and 20 miles north of Oklahoma City, according to ... (more)


Related Topix: Earthquake, Edmond, OK, Natural Disasters, Oklahoma, Science, Guthrie, OK, Warr Acres, OK


2 small earthquakes recorded north of Edmond

The U.S.G.S. recorded a magnitude 4.0 quake at 12:07 p.m. Sunday about eight miles north of Edmond and a 3.7 magnitude tremor in the same area at 1:31 p.m. The area is about 20 miles north of Oklahoma City.


Related Topix: Science

The Messenger

Digging into natural sciences

"Any kid likes rocks - rocks and dinosaurs," said Robert Wolf, president of the club.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology

The Columbus Dispatch

Book is a guide to Ohio's geology

The field guide includes 65 fact sheets that describe 111 near-surface bedrock and surface geological units across Ohio.


Related Topix: Science, Ohio, Scioto County, OH, Delaware County, OH

Greenwich Citizen

Task force seeks answers to earthquake increase

Supporters of the oil and gas industry are urging a three-member, governor-appointed task force to avoid jumping to conclusions in its study of whether man-made activity is causing a rise in earthquakes across south-central Kansas.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Oil & Gas, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas, Science, US Governors

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, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Inside Colombia

Colombia investigating increases in earthquakes in the country's oil-producing region

Colombian authorities are working with Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. to investigate an increase in seismic activity in the nation's biggest oil-producing area.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Science