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1 hr ago | Daily Kos

Western USA drought: 63 trillion gallons of groundwater lost, and the surface of the Earth is rising

The ongoing drought in the western United States has caused so much loss of groundwater that the Earth, on average, has lifted up about 0.16 inches over the last 18 months, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC San Diego, Oceanography, Science, US Geological Survey, Technical Services

6 hrs ago | The Honolulu Advertiser

Deep earthquake off Lanai shakes Hawaii

The earthquake, in the deep ocean southwest of Lanai, was about 12 miles deep and struck at 12:37 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science

7 hrs ago | Government Executive

Why Are There So Many Sinkholes in Florida?

The state that's well known for hurricanes and alligators has another high-profile natural worry on its list: the possibility that the Earth could, at any moment, gobble up a whole neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Science

11 hrs ago | EKathimerini

Aftershocks rattle Halkidiki after strong 5-Richter quake

A strong undersea quake, measuring 5 on the Richter scale, sgtruck off the coast of Cassandra in Halkidiki, northern Greece, shortly before 7.30 a.m. on Friday but there were no reports of any serious damage or injuries.

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12 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

No injuries reported in quake

No injuries were reported when a 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Johannesburg in the early hours of Friday morning, paramedics said.

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13 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Another quake hits Joburg

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Johannesburg in the early hours of Friday morning, the US Geological Survey said on its website.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science

14 hrs ago | ABC15.com

Skunk Creek flooding first of its kind

"I've worked here 13 years and have never seen flooding like that near Skunk Creek," said Joe Munoz, Communications Director with Maricopa Flood Control District.

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Related Topix: Maricopa County, AZ, Technical Services, US Geological Survey, Science

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Science Daily

Arctic sea ice influenced force of Gulf Stream

The force of the Gulf Stream was significantly influenced by the sea ice situation in the Fram Strait in the past 30,000 years.

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Science Daily

Severe drought is causing the western US to rise like a spring uncoiling

The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is changing the landscape well beyond localized effects of water restrictions and browning lawns.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC San Diego, Oceanography, Science

The Independent

Video shows enormous crack in the ground in northern Mexico

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Asbury Park Press

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, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science

KSL-TV

Great Salt Lake level drops to near-record low

Water levels at the Great Salt Lake are just a couple of feet above a record low set in 1963, and state geologists say it's likely the lake will continue to evaporate.

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Related Topix: Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Salisbury Journal

Volcano travel impact played down

When Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in 2010, spewing ash into the atmosphere, European air space was shut down for six days UK aviation chiefs are confident air travellers will not face the severe ash cloud disruption of 2010 should Iceland's current at-risk volcano Bardarbunga erupt.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Travel, Europe Travel, Iceland Travel, World News, Iceland, Science

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, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, Hollister, CA, Soledad, CA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Gawker

Earthquake Threat in Yellowstone Region Bigger Than First Thought

In a new report that's sure to eventually set your Facebook feed all aflutter with fresh volcanically-charged paranoia, scientists say that the risk for damaging earthquakes in the Yellowstone region is greater than originally thought.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science, University of Utah

USA Today

Earthquakes near deep-earth wells raise concerns

GREELEY, Colo.-A series of small but unusual earthquakes near a well being pumped full of liquid drilling waste north of Denver has reignited a debate about the impacts of oil and gas development near homes.

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Business Journal

Teacher-training program funded by oil and gas industry growing, while avoiding controversy

Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program takes teachers on tours of drilling locations as part of its training program.

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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, Science, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

Seeking Alpha

McEwen Mining Has A High Price But So-So Assets

McEwen Mining is trying to grow into a mid-tier gold producer. Many investors buy the company just because of the CEO, Rob McEwen.

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Related Topix: Goldcorp, Mining, Science

The Washington Post

Great Salt Lake approaches 167-year record low

Dry winters are taking their toll on the Great Salt Lake, which is just a couple feet away from reaching its all-time record low level, which hasn't been seen in over 50 years.

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