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57 min ago | Park Record

Landslide mitigation to be considered by County Council

After a week off, the Summit County Council will meet in session on Wednesday, Sept. 17, with the potential for landslides in Summit County one of the issues to be discussed.


Related Topix: Summit County, UT, North Salt Lake, UT, Science, Salt Lake County, UT, Washington County, UT, Park City, UT

5 hrs ago | Mashable

Water Everywhere After Napa Quake - But It's no Drought Solution for California

The Napa 6.0-magnitude earthquake has released tens of thousands of gallons of groundwater into the area's drought-dry creek beds. Locals are thrilled - but a geologist warns the babbling brooks could deplete scarce water supplies rather than add to them.


Related Topix: Weather, Napa, CA, Natural Disasters, Drought, Earthquake, Science, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Sonoma, CA

9 hrs ago | KIRO-TV Seattle

Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department of Energy report, released Monday, was the first time an energy company allowed independent monitoring of a drilling site during the fracking process and for 18 months afterward.


Related Topix: Department of Energy, Science

12 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 2.6 quake strikes near Palos Verdes Estates

A shallow magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning one mile from Palos Verdes Estates, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:11 a.m. PDT at a depth of 4.3 miles.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Lomita, CA, Torrance, CA

15 hrs ago | Science Daily

3-D printing of rocks and fossils

Geologists are using 3-D printing to study the pores within limestone reservoir rocks. A better understanding of the pore networks within the rocks could help industry get at more oil.


Related Topix: Science, Iowa State University, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

17 hrs ago | Sheffield Star

Doncaster may once have been teeming with sharks

When it comes to tropical paradises, Doncaster is probably one of the last locations which would spring to many minds. But the town has emerged an unlikely cousin to the Congo and Amazon after three local scientists unearthed its hidden history as a tropical rainforest, thanks to its mining heritage.


Related Topix: Science

19 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Va. geologists to probe Petersburg Battlefield

The state Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has received a $79,000 grant to begin work on a digital geologic map for Petersburg National Battlefield. DMME geologists will collect data to create the maps for the western part of the Petersburg Battlefield, the Five Forks Battlefield and surrounding areas.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Science

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Buildings rocked by powerful quake in Tokyo: AFP

Buildings in Tokyo shook on Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported. TOKYO: Buildings in Tokyo shook on Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Science, Nuclear Energy, Earthquake


Gas production blamed for rise in Colorado, New Mexico quakes

The deep injection of wastewater underground by energy companies during methane gas extraction has caused a dramatic rise in the number of earthquakes in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001, U.S. government scientists said in a study released on Monday. The study by U.S. Geological Survey researchers is the latest to link energy production methods to an increase in quakes in regions where those techniques are used.


Related Topix: Technical Services, US Geological Survey, Science, Raton, NM

News9 Oklahoma City

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Near Guthrie

The epicenter of the quake was located one mile south, southeast of the town of Guthrie, or about 27 miles north, northeast of the Oklahoma City metro, at a depth of about four miles. According to the United States Geological Survey , earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest ones felt by humans.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Oklahoma City, OK, Science

Science Daily

Glaciers in northern Antarctic Peninsula melting faster than ever despite increased snowfall

Increased snowfall will not prevent the continued melting of glaciers in the northern Antarctic Peninsula, according to new research. Scientists have discovered that small glaciers that end on land around the Antarctic Peninsula are highly vulnerable to slight changes in air temperature and may be at risk of disappearing within 200 years.


Related Topix: Science

USGS: Rains Set Flow Records In North Dakota

The U.S. Geological Survey says above-normal precipitation last month led to record-breaking flows at several stream gauges in the southwest North Dakota. Agency spokesman Steve Robinson says the unusually wet august was most evident at gauges on the Heart, Knife and Green rivers.


Related Topix: Science, Weather


News Minute: Here is the latest news from The Associated Press

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded several small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma during the weekend. The largest quake was a 3.6 magnitude temblor recorded at 7:01 a.m. Sunday about 15 miles northwest of Enid.


Related Topix: Science, Oklahoma, Broken Arrow, OK

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Scripps ship sails into history

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography began operating the R/V Melville in 1969, back when dead reckoning was commonly used in navigation. Melville will be replaced by R/V Sally Ride, which is still being built.


Related Topix: Science, Oceanography, UC San Diego

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Small earthquake rattles Northern California

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck Sunday at 1:17 p.m. PDT about six miles south of Covelo in Mendocino County. The epicenter was about 120 miles from west of Sacramento.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science, Covelo, CA, Mendocino County, CA, Opinion

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes San Jacinto, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon in San Jacinto, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:16 p.m. PDT at a depth of 8.1 miles.

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

West Hawaii Today

Mauna Loa poised to erupt?

As Kilauea continues to threaten lower Puna, geologists are also keeping their eyes on the volcano's much larger cousin - Mauna Loa. According to the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on the planet, has been rumbling and showing signs of awakening for more than a year.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Science, Hawaii


These 18 'Very High Threat' Volcanoes Could Wreak Havoc On The US

The United States has 169 active volcanoes - 55 of which are designated as serious threats by the United States Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program. Of these, 18 are "Very High Threats"- volcanoes that, were they to erupt, could disrupt air travel and threaten people's lives.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Science, Business News


Three Northern Oklahoma Earthquakes Reported Saturday

The first came at 3:22 a.m., a magnitude 3.4 approximately 13 miles southeast of Medford. Its depth was 3.1 miles.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Science, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Earthquake data from Napa has clues to the a Big Onea

LA CAñADA FLINTRIDGE >> Scientists may be one step closer to understanding how the rumored “Big One” will hit California thanks to new data that NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory captured soon after last month's Napa temblor, the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since 1989. Data collected from NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar, or UAVSAR, three months before the Aug. 24 quake and then five days afterward informed experts of other faults near the main rupture that need to be studied, said Eric Fielding, a JPL geophysicist.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Science / Technology, NASA, Science