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4 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Florida preserve brings wolves, people together

"We offer one of the rarest opportunities in the world for humans to see wolves up close and personal," Cynthia Watkins says.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Battle Ground, IN

4 hrs ago | ABC News

Florida Preserve Brings Wolves, People Together

At Seacrest Wolf Preserve in northern Florida, billed as the largest such facility in the Southeast, owners Cynthia and Wayne Watkins say they raise their wolves to become accustomed to humans - and for a $25 fee, they even let visitors mingle with a wolf pack.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Battle Ground, IN

Thu Jul 31, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Neonicotinoid pesticides found contaminating streams and rivers throughout Midwest

Researchers for the U.S. Geological Survey tested nine rivers in the Midwest during last year's growing season and discovered high concentrations of neonicotinoids, or neonics, in 100 percent of the water samples.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Iowa, Agriculture, Environment, Entomology

EurekAlert!

Certain Arctic lakes store more greenhouse gases than they release

New research, supported by the National Science Foundation , counters a widely-held scientific view that thawing permafrost uniformly accelerates atmospheric warming, indicating instead that certain Arctic lakes store more greenhouse gases than they emit into the atmosphere.

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Related Topix: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Technical Services

Newswise

WIU Professors Explain Impact of Updated U.S. Seismic Hazard Maps

With the recent update of the national seismic hazard maps by the U.S. Geological Survey, two Western Illinois University faculty are contemplating how the changes will impact research and preparedness.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, Technical Services, Western Illinois University, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

National Geographic

Oklahoma Grapples With Earthquake Spike-And Evidence of Industry's Role

Bricks fell from three sides of this home in Sparks, Oklahoma, after two earthquakes hit the area in less than 24 hours in November 2011.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Sparks, OK, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Oil & Gas, Guthrie, OK

News9 Oklahoma City

3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Perry

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this earthquake was recorded at 1:09 a.m. Its epicenter was located 14 miles west of Perry, 19 miles east, southeast of Enid, and 57 miles north of Oklahoma City.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Reuters

Quakes strike Myanmar, India's Andaman Islands; no tsunami warning

Earthquakes of magnitude 6.2 and 6.1 struck Myanmar and India's Andaman islands on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science

Business Journal

Study predicts urban "megalopolis" stretching from Raleigh to Atlanta

Without major changes in land development, urban areas in the Southern United States will likely double in size by 2060 and create an urban "megalopolis" that stretches from Raleigh to Atlanta, according to a new study by the U.S. Department of Interior's Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University .

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Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Agriculture, Science, Technical Services

The Advocate

La. groundwater program may need $900,000 a year to continue

The state will need to find up to $900,000 a year to extend its groundwater monitoring program past 2015, members of the state Water Resources Commission were told Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Baton Rouge, LA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Resource Investing News

USGS Research Ongoing at Ucore Rare Metals Bokan Dotson Ridge Project

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. reported that the US Geological Survey is conducting laboratory and field based research programs at the company's Bokan Dotson Ridge deposit.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science

Portland Tribune

New report questions earthquake estimates

Nearly forgotten research from decades ago is raising questions about how accurately geologists have estimated previous earthquake activity in the region - and whether current predictions of a future devastating earthquake can be trusted.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, Technical Services, University of Washington, Tsunami

NJ.com

Princeton seeks to become first town in Mercer County to ban fracking

The controversial process of hydraulic fracturing extracts natural gas by pumping water and chemicals into underground shale formations, fracturing the rock and releasing the natural gas.

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Related Topix: Princeton, NJ, Mercer County, NJ, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Chris Christie, US Governors, Middlesex County, NJ

PennLive.com

This cool web app lets you explore old maps of U.S. cities

This screen shot shows a web app from esri that allows users to over-lay historic maps.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

Coachella Valley: Groundwater pumping causes ground to drop

Creating a lush, artificial oasis in the Coachella Valley has siphoned away so much underground water that the land above it is sinking.

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Related Topix: Palm Desert, CA, Indian Wells, CA, La Quinta, CA, Technical Services, Geology, Science

The Miami Herald

Powerful insecticide turns up in major Midwest rivers

A pervasive agricultural insecticide that has been linked to the decline of honeybees is now a near-constant presence in the small and great rivers that flow through Midwestern farm country, according to the first major review of its kind.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Technical Services, Geology, Entomology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

CBC News

Mexico earthquake strikes eastern state of Veracruz

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesday at a depth of 95 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science,

Mother Jones

Midwestern Waters Are Full of Bee-Killing Pesticides

A while back, I wrote about how the US Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting a slow-motion reassessment of a widely used class of insecticides, even as evidence mounts that it's harming key ecosystem players from pollinating bees to birds.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Apiculture, Technical Services, Geology, Agriculture

CE News

Scientists predict Southeast - Megalopolis' in next 45 years

Raleigh, N.C. - Urban areas in the Southeastern United States will double in size by 2060 unless there are significant changes to land development, according to a new study by the Department of Interior's Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University.

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Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Agriculture, Science, Technical Services, Geology, Entomology

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Oklahoma earthquake felt in southern Kansas

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit northern Oklahoma late Monday night and the effects could be felt more than 100 miles from the epicenter.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science

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