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Aug. 22, 2014 -- For the past decade, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have shared their expertise with the Afghanistan Geological Survey in efforts to establish an inventory of Afghanistan's water resources .
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)
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.
A 3.8 magnitude quake shook an area of San Benito County about 24 miles northeast of Soledad and 50 miles east-southeast of Gilroy, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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.
The Daily Courier The Arizona Game and Fish Department is looking for volunteers to help trap and process prairie dogs for a research project.
"Johannesburg - A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Johannesburg in the early hours of Friday morning, the US Geological Survey said on its website.
The Council for Geoscience says the earthquake that hit South Africa on Friday morning measured 3.8 on the Richter scale, and not 4.6 as estimated by the US Geological Survey .
A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Johannesburg in the early hours of Friday morning, the US Geological Survey said on its website.
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.
Josh Bossin watches rope teams climb up Washington's Mount Rainier as the sun begins to rise during a climb on July 24 and 25. Dan Schwartz crosses a wooden bridge over a crack in a glacier after standing on top of the 14,410-foot-tall Mount Rainier.
A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening 21 miles from Ridgemark, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A rig drills for natural gas at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp. located atop the Marcellus shale rock formation in Washington Township, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 31, 2013.
The debate is over; fracking doesn't cause destructive earthquakes. The highly non-controversial way of extracting natural gas, which has been used since 1947 , has been a focal point of some absurd claims that they're a threat to the environment [emphasis mine]: Man-made earthquakes , a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less ... (more)
A new U.S. Geological Survey report indicates a slightly greater earthquake hazard in the Greater Yellowstone region of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho than previously thought, a geophysicist says.
In this Nov, 6, 2011 photo, Chad Devereaux examines bricks that fell from three sides of his in-laws home in Sparks, Okla., following two earthquakes that hit the area in less than 24 hours.
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