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S.A. River in frack impact study

A recently published U.S. Geological Survey study looked at the San Antonio River Basin for compounds associated with hydraulic fracturing and produced water - the first of its kind for the river, which flows through some of the busiest areas for Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas drilling.

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Related Topix: San Antonio, TX, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Eagle Ford, TX, Texas

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WaterWorld

Partnership enables USGS to help assess water resources in Afghanistan

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 .

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, Technical Services, World News, Afghanistan,

Common Dreams

Moving Mountains Tragedy 2014: Stunning Court Denial of Appalachian Health Crisis

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)

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Related Topix: Appalachia, VA, US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Liberal Political News

News9 Oklahoma City

3.0 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Cherokee

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.

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

CBS Local

Latest In Series Of Small Earthquakes Hits Area South Of Gilroy

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.

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Related Topix: San Benito County, CA, Technical Services, Geology, Science

The Honolulu Advertiser

Deep earthquake off Lanai shakes Hawaii

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.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science

The Daily Courier

Volunteers sought for prairie dog project

The Daily Courier The Arizona Game and Fish Department is looking for volunteers to help trap and process prairie dogs for a research project.

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News24

.com | Gauteng quake: 'Beds were shaking'

"Johannesburg - A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Johannesburg in the early hours of Friday morning, the US Geological Survey said on its website.

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Iol.co.za

Quake 'not as strong as estimated'

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 .

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

Iol.co.za

Another quake hits Joburg

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Johannesburg in the early hours of Friday morning, the US Geological Survey said on its website.

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ABC15.com

Skunk Creek flooding first of its kind

"I've worked here 13 years and have never seen flooding like that near Skunk Creek," said Joe Munoz, Communications Director with Maricopa Flood Control District.

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Related Topix: Maricopa County, AZ, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Miami Herald

63 trillion gallons of groundwater lost in drought, study finds

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.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California, UC San Diego, Science, Technical Services, Geology

El Paso Times

Thoughts from the top: Dangerous and iconic Mount Rainier beckons many climbers

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.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Mount Rainier National Park, Weather, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Asbury Park Press

Where Barnegat Bay's pollution really comes fromWhere Barnegat Bay's...

Where Barnegat Bay's pollution really comes from New data show high growth areas are adding tons of pollution to embattled bay Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app.com/VIsO1q Toms River - A stinging sea nettle swims in the Barnegat Bay, off Cattus Island County Park in Toms River this summer.

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Related Topix: Toms River, NJ, Ocean County, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Waretown, NJ, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes near Ridgemark, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening 21 miles from Ridgemark, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Ridgemark, CA, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Hollister, CA, Soledad, CA

Bloomberg

Did You Feel It? Fracking Earthquakes Are Less Intense

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.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Prague, OK

Townhall

REPORT: Fracking Doesn't Create Destructive Earthquakes

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)

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Technical Services, Geology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Dimock, PA

Insurance Journal West

High Earthquake Probability for Yellowstone Region

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.

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

ThinkProgress

Oklahoma Gets Hit With 20 Earthquakes In One Day

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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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Sparks, OK, Geology, Science, Technical Services, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

Water Online

A Decade Of Water Science: USGS Helps Assess Water Resources In Afghanistan

For the past decade, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey have shared their expertise with the Afghanistan Geological Survey in efforts to build an inventory of Afghanistan's water resources.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, Technical Services, World News, Afghanistan,

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