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1 hr ago | KAKE

Geologists in Wichita to talk about increased earthquake activity

Geologists were in Wichita Wednesday at Newman University to talk about the cause or causes of increased earthquake activity in Kansas and Oklahoma.


Related Topix: Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, Kansas, US Senate, Republican, Newman University, US Governors

5 hrs ago | Newsday

Fire ice: the energy of the future?

The world is addicted to hydrocarbons, and it's easy to see why - cheap, plentiful and easy to mine, they represent an abundant energy source to fuel industrial development the world over.


Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science

9 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Fracking Causes Minor Earthquakes in Ohio

Julie Carr Smyth of the Associated Press has reported that geologists have linked five small earthquakes in the Ohio foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to fracking or hydraulic fracturing, the process of forcing water and sand deep underground and blowing up rock formations to release natural gas.


Related Topix: Science, Pennsylvania

13 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Critics seize on lands commissioner's mudslide remark

A block away from the state capital, in a fourth floor office partially framed with picture windows, Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark is seated at his desk, looking nervous.


Related Topix: Mudflow, Natural Disasters, Oso, WA, Landslide, Science, Weather

17 hrs ago | Newswise

Warm U.S. West, Cold East: A 4,000-Year Pattern

SALT LAKE CITY, April 16, 2014 - Last winter's curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, University of Utah, Science, Global Warming

22 hrs ago | Colorado Daily

Colorado oil drilling boom intensifies as voter initiatives multiply

Workers replace dirt displaced by flooding near a well head in Erie last fall. A state House committee on Tuesday moved forward a bill authorizing the analysis of potential health impacts of Front Range oil and gas development.


Related Topix: Colorado, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Colorado Government, Science

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Register now for May 3 geology field trip

WAYNESBORO >> A few seats remain available for Renfrew Institute's annual geology field trip, "Discovering Natural Treasures Beneath Your Feet," to take place May 3 and focus on geological formations of nearby sites.


Related Topix: Science, Renfrew, PA, Franklin County, PA, Fairfield, PA, Gettysburg, PA, Dinosaur, Paleontology, Opinion

KVAL-TV Eugene

Scientists puzzled by flurry of quakes in central Idaho

Three portable seismographs will be installed in the Challis area in central Idaho to help experts better understand a recent flurry of earthquakes.


Related Topix: Challis, ID, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

Oregon weather watch: Hailstones, earthquakes and landslides

The New York Times looks back at the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which killed 63 people and was one of the most watched natural disasters, striking as it did during the World Series.


Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Weather, Deschutes County, OR

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Soledad, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning 17 miles from Soledad, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey .


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Soledad, CA, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, Greenfield, CA, King City, CA

Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners' Association (NSWCA) Hosts US Geological Survey Office Chief

April 14, 2014 - At a recent meeting held by Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners' Association program Stephen Terracciano spoke about the USGS' mission and latest findings regarding Long Island's water supply.


Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, The Data Company, Law, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Albertson, NY

Mon Apr 14, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

Ohio Earthquakes Trigger Questions Over Drilling Regulations

In Ohio, geologists say it's 'probable' that a series of small quakes last month was triggered directly by hydraulic fracturing.


Related Topix: Science, Oklahoma, Garvin County, OK

KONP 1450 Local News

New beaches forming at Elwha mouth

After a dam was removed from the Olympic Peninsula's Elwha River, about 3.3 million cubic yards of sediment from the dam lakes streamed down the river between November 2012 and September 2013, according to U.S. Geological Survey estimates.


Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science

Vancouver Sun

String of earthquakes keeping Nicaraguans on edge, sleeping on streets

Thousands of Nicaraguans woke up in the streets Monday after a sleepless night rocked by two strong earthquakes, part of a string of tremors that have kept the Central American country on edge since late last week.


Related Topix: Nicaragua, Central America, World News, Science

ABC News

New Quakes Cause Panic, No Deaths in Nicaragua

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 5.1 quake occurred just before midnight Sunday, with an epicenter on the outskirts of Managua.


Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Central America, Science,

The Star Online

Solomons flood victims 'terrified' after quakes

A series of powerful earthquakes off the Solomon Islands sparked panic in evacuation centres filled with victims of an earlier flood but apparently caused no serious damage, aid workers said Monday.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Oceania, World News, Solomon Islands, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, Tsunami


Fresh quake hits Nicaragua, shaking buildings in capital

A third earthquake in less than a week struck Nicaragua early on Monday morning, shaking buildings in the capital, Managua, though there were no immediate reports of damage, Reuters reported.


Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Central America, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Landslide prediction a risky venture: Who will move first, the hillside or the homeowner?

No one foresaw the collapsing hillside that killed 10 people along the Santa Cruz Mountains' Love Creek in 1982.


Related Topix: Landslide, Science, Santa Cruz, CA, Mudflow, Natural Disasters


Study looks at Old Faithful area and development

A new study on the geology and hydrology in the area around Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park provides suggestions on how to avoid harming the famous geyser.


Related Topix: Science, Yellowstone National Park, US National Parks

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Small earthquake rumbles in East Tennessee

A small earthquake rumbled parts of East Tennessee Saturday evening. According to the US Geological Survey, a 2.8 magnitude quake hit near According to the US Geological Survey, a 2.8 magnitude quake hit near Englewood around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.


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