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4 hrs ago | The Leaf-Chronicle

Scientists are watching polar bears from space

Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, along with their Canadian collaborators, have begun testing high-resolution satellites to observe, track and count polar bears in the cold recesses of the Arctic.


Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, Environment

7 hrs ago | Midlothian Today

Fracking: study puts Midlothian on the map

An independent study conducted by the British Geological Survey shows that there are around 80 trillion cubic feet of gas alongside six billion barrels of oil in Scotland's Central Belt.


Related Topix: Lothian County, Scotland, Science,

11 hrs ago | Newswise

Shark Teeth Analysis Provides Detailed New Look at Arctic Climate Change

A new study shows that some shark species may be able to cope with the rising salinity of Arctic waters that may come with rising temperatures.


Related Topix: University of Chicago, University of Colorado Boulder, Environment

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Fipke sells last stake in Ekati diamond mine

Legendary multimillionaire geologist Charles "Chuck" Fipke has sold his remaining stake in Ekati, the first-ever Canadian diamond mine he discovered two decades ago in the Arctic tundra of the Northwest Territories.


Related Topix: Science


Saltwater leak alters water supply for 1 ND town

Tribal leaders switched to an alternative source of water Wednesday for one town on an American Indian reservation in North Dakota following a substantial leak from a saltwater pipeline.


Related Topix: North Dakota, Science, Berthold, ND, Mandan, ND

Denver Westword

Video: Fractivists attack -- with a camera -- in Dear Governor Hickenlooper

This week's cover story, " Frack Attack! ," explores the increasingly ambitious anti-fracking movement in Colorado, a state with plenty of oil and gas wells and plenty of people who want to shut 'em down.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Science

KTVK Phoenix

Minor earthquake rattles Arizona-New Mexico border

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.6 quake struck about 1:15 a.m. PDT Wednesday in southeastern Arizona, about 26 miles northwest of Lordsburg, New Mexico.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science, Lordsburg, NM


Shale boom confounds forecasts as U.S. set to pass Russia, Saudi Arabia

Four years into the shale revolution, the U.S. is on track to pass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer of crude oil, most analysts agree.


Related Topix: US Energy Systems, Energy, New York, Science

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Standard

Quake hits northern Japan

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck northern Japan on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of damage, as a powerful typhoon lashed the country's far south.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, World News, Japan, Tsunami

Scientific Blogging

Bioerosion In Mesophotic Coral Reef Geology

A new study on biological erosion of mesophotic tropical coral reefs - low energy reef environments between 30-150 meters deep - provides new insights into processes that affect the overall structure of these important ecosystems.


Related Topix: Science

Sedalia Democrat

More on Sedaliaa s profitable geology

In the 1882 History of Pettis County, F.A. Sampson wrote a chapter describing the natural history of Pettis County.


Related Topix: Pettis County, MO, Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Sedalia, MO, Washington County, MO, Opinion

The Baltimore Sun

Quake of magnitude 6.1 strikes off coast of Vanuatu: USGS

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck 19 miles east-northeast of Port Vila, capital of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, the United States Geological Survey said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Science


Gas-Charged Earthquakes Linked to Mysterious Louisiana Sinkhole

A giant sinkhole formed overnight in southeast Louisiana on Aug. 3, 2012, swallowing cypress trees.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Spelunking, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Science

Science Daily

Denali duck-billed dino tracks discovered

A trio of paleontologists has discovered a remarkable new tracksite in Alaska's Denali National Park filled with duck-billed dinosaur footprints -- technically referred to as hadrosaurs -- that demonstrates they not only lived in multi-generational herds but thrived in the ancient high-latitude, polar ecosystem.


Related Topix: Science, Paleontology, Dinosaur

Mon Jul 07, 2014


Guatemala Earthquake Destroys Buildings, Several People Killed

On Monday, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook the border between Mexico and Guatemala resulting in landslides, mudslides, and damaged buildings.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Guatemala, World News, Central America, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science,


3.2-magnitude earthquake felt near Carson City

A small earthquake was felt by residents of Carson City, Dayton, Washoe Valley, Moundhouse and Topaz Lake.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Carson City, NV, Washoe Valley, NV, Science

Did You Feel the Big Bear Earthquake in L.A. County?

A small earthquake rattled parts of San Bernardino County today, the U.S Geological Survey reported.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, San Bernardino County, CA, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, Big Bear Lake, CA


2,500 Oklahoma Earthquakes Linked To Fracking, Scientists Say

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.


Related Topix: Sparks, OK, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

The Victoria Advocate

Strong quake hits Mexico, Guatemala; 2 dead

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake on the Pacific Coast has jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Science


7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Mexico

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Monday morning off Mexico's southern coast near the border with Guatemala, the U.S. Geological Survey said.


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