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1 hr ago | Examiner.com

Giant crack: Earth crack'n up? Mysterious Mexico crack opens up, residents upset

A giant crack in northwest Mexico 's rural farmland has stunned scientists and left residents concerned about a potential impending earthquake .

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Science

2 hrs ago | The Escapist

Time-Lapse Satellite Photos Show Grim Realities for Our Planet

The world is a very different place now than it was in 1984; Earth has gone through physical changes thanks to the effect people have on the environment.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Agriculture

6 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

Students finish internships at volcano observatory

Greg Javar snaps a "selfie" while helping USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Matt Patrick set up a thermal camera to record lava lake activity within the summit vent of Kilauea Volcano.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Hawaii, Volcano, HI, Science, Kilauea, HI, University of Hawaii Manoa

10 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

3.0 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Cherokee

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this earthquake was recorded at 2:23 p.m. Its epicenter was located eight miles northeast of Cherokee and 35 miles north, northwest of Enid.

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

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

WV To Study Fish Life In River After Chemical Spill

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia The state will survey fish life in the Elk River after a massive chemical spill polluted the waterway in January.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Kanawha County, WV, Science, Leetown, WV

Common Dreams

Moving Mountains Tragedy 2014: Stunning Court Denial of Appalachian Health Crisis

In a breathtaking but largely overlooked ruling this week, a federal judge agreed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may disregard studies on the health impacts of mountaintop removal mining in its permitting process, only two weeks after Goldman Prize Award-winning activist Maria Gunnoe wrote an impassioned plea to President Obama to renew ... (more)

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Related Topix: Appalachia, VA, US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, Liberal Political News

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

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

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

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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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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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

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

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