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  1. .com | Songbirds fly coop before tornadoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | News24

    ... birds can detect severe weather at great distances," said wildlife biologist David Andersen of the US Geological Survey and the University of Minnesota, one of the researchers in the study published in the journal Current Biology. "We hypothesise ...

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  2. Golden-winged warblers' escape from stormRead the original story

    Thursday | Dear Kitty

    ... at the use of infrasound in this way, but it certainly makes sense to me," said Jon Hagstrum at the US Geological Survey in California, who has studied infrasound use by pigeons. "We may find that acoustics are a pretty significant way that birds in ...

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  3. Denmark stakes its claim in the war for the North PoleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... Canada and Russia also claim the spot. It all comes down to future revenue sources. According to a 2008 US Geological Survey the Arctic Circle might hide between 13 and 30 per cent of the world's undiscovered oil and gas resources under a thick ...

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  4. Songbirds fly coop long before tornadoes arrive in TennesseeRead the original story

    Thursday | Reuters

    Henry Streby holds a male golden-winged warbler and the geolocator that the bird carried for more than twelve months including during the evacuation migration, in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee, in this undated handout photo provided by Gunnar Kramer. Scientists said on December 18, 2014 a population of this bird fled its nesting grounds in Tennessee up to two days before the arrival of a fierce storm system that unleashed 84 tornadoes in southern U.S. states in April, apparently alerted to the danger by sounds at frequencies below the range of human hearing.

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  5. Sensing distant tornadoes, birds flew the coop. What tipped them off?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | PressReleasePoint

    When birds unexpectedly flee their nesting grounds, it may be a demonstration of Mother Nature's early-warning system that a massive storm is approaching. This male golden-winged warbler is carrying a geolocator on its back and identification bands on its legs.

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  6. Lava creeps within mile of Hawaii shopping centreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | CNews

    Lava flow from the Kilauea volcano is pictured having breached a fence but stopped feet away from a transfer station outside the village of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island December 8, 2014. The slow-moving lava flow from an erupting volcano on Hawaii's Big Island incinerated a house last month, marking the first home devoured by a stream of molten rock that has crept toward the village of Pahoa for weeks, civil defense officials said.

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  7. Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Bridgeport, Calif. on U.S. 395Read the original story

    Thursday | Los Angeles Times

    A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening 12 miles from Bridgeport, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:14 p.m. PST at a depth of 5.0 miles.

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  8. #SHAKING! How the Internet is Changing the Way We Respond to EarthquakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Scientific American

    ... faster than the seismic waves drew a lot of attention. According to Dr. William Barnhart of the US Geological Survey, scientists have tracked the words used in tweets to see if they could identify when and where earthquakes were happening. By ...

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  9. Mapping Lunar BeautyRead the original story

    Thursday | Hyperallergic

    When the moon hangs low on the horizon, molecules in our atmosphere filter blue and green light, causing the moon to appear yellow. Maps made by the US Geological Survey offer a vastly different visual depiction of the Earth's moon, using the full color spectrum to denote differences in topography and geology.

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  10. USDA: Highly Pathogenic H5 Avian Influenza Confirmed In Wild Birds In Washington StateRead the original story

    Wednesday | Agri Marketing

    USDA: HIGHLY PATHOGENIC H5 AVIAN INFLUENZA CONFIRMED IN WILD BIRDS IN WASHINGTON STATE Dec. 18, 2014 Source: USDA news release The United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza in wild birds in Whatcom County, Washington. Two separate virus strains were identified: HPAI H5N2 in northern pintail ducks and HPAI H5N8 in captive Gyrfalcons that were fed hunter-killed wild birds.

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  11. Colorado River Delta greener after engineered pulse of waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Science Daily

    The engineered spring flood that brought water to previously dry reaches of the lower Colorado River and its delta resulted in greener vegetation, the germination of new vegetation along the river and a temporary rise in the water table, according to new results from the binational team of scientists studying the water's effects. Water being released from Morelos Dam in the first environmental release of water to the Colorado River Delta.

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  12. Magnitude 3.4 earthquake shakes west Alabama near EutawRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    On Wednesday, an earthquake shook parts of west Alabama about 11 miles northwest of Eutaw in Greene County. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude 3.4 quake struck around 1:30 p.m. about four miles underground. 1 comment

  13. Lava creeps within mile of Hawaii shopping centerRead the original story

    Wednesday | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A stream of molten lava from an erupting volcano on Hawaii's Big Island crept to within a mile of the only grocery store and gas station in the village of Pahoa on Wednesday as it neared a highway link with the rest of the island. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency reported on Wednesday that lava from the Kilauea Volcano's June 27 eruption continued to move in an east-northeast direction, following the path of steepest descent through rough terrain and thick undergrowth.

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  14. NY unlikely to face lawsuits over fracking ban, ex...Read the original story

    Wednesday | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on fracking in New York on Wednesday, he predicted "a ton of lawsuits" against the state. But that is unlikely as the end of a drilling boom has left the industry in no mood for a fight, industry experts and lawyers said.

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  15. H5 avian influenza confirmed in Washington StateRead the original story

    Wednesday | FarmingUK

    A pathogenic H5 avian influenza has been discovered in wild birds in Whatcom County, Washington. Two separate virus strains were identified: HPAI H5N2 in northern pintail ducks and HPAI H5N8 in captive Gyrfalcons that were fed hunter-killed wild birds.

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  16. Urban Stream Contamination Increasing Rapidly Due To Road SaltRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Water Online

    Average chloride concentrations often exceed toxic levels in many northern United States streams due to the use of salt to deice winter pavement, and the frequency of these occurrences nearly doubled in two decades. Chloride levels increased substantially in 84 percent of urban streams analyzed, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study that began as early as 1960 at some sites and ended as late as 2011.

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  17. Irving rattled by yet another earthquake, this one a 2.6Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Dallas Morning News

    At 4:19 this afternoon, yet another earthquake rattled Irving - at the more-or-less exact same spot where a dozen others have rumbled through in recent weeks, not far from the old Texas Stadium site at Loop 12 and State Highway 114 . Today's was a 2.6-magnitude quake , according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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  18. Denmark Eyes North Pole, but How Much Oil and Gas Await?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | National Geographic

    Just days before Christmas, Denmark has laid claim to an energy-rich but difficult-to-develop part of the world that's a fount of holiday lore: the North Pole. The Arctic's fate will take years to decide, but it's attracted increasing interest.

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  19. Issues with largemouthRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Westmoreland News

    ... It was found in all portions of Virginia waters, except the James River, according to the 2011 US Geological Survey. Other fish in the Potomac, including sunfish, have been noted with the disease as well. Also discussed was the possibility of ...

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  20. Wisdom has a new eggRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2013 | Earth & Sky

    Recent photos of Wisdom - the world's oldest known, banded wild bird at an estimated age of 63 - with her newest egg. Go, Wisdom! Awesome news! A Laysan albatross named Wisdom - said to be the world's oldest known, banded, wild bird at an estimated age of 63 - has been photographed incubating her newest egg.

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