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The $1.5 Trillion Gulf of Mexico Oil Frontier You've Never Heard Of

Following years of subdued activity in the aftermath of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and the subsequent moratorium, drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico is finally picking up.

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Related Topix: Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Science

Sun Aug 31, 2014

KMVT Twin Falls

Earthquake Felt In Eastern Idaho Saturday

Driggs, Idaho The U.S. Geological Survey said a 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit Saturday near Driggs.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Driggs, ID, Natural Disasters, Felt, ID, Science

The Daily Beast

Earthquakes Are Key to Napa's Great WineBy Clive Irving

Violence gave birth to more variations of soil than can be found in all of France.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Napa, CA, Science

Daily Times

New eruption at Iceland volcano prompts highest aviation warning

REYKJAVIK/STOCKHOLM: A new eruption in Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano system spewed lava more than 50 metres in the air on Sunday prompting authorities to raise their warning of the risk of ash to aviation to the highest level on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, World News, Iceland, Science

The York Daily Record

Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.2 tremor struck 5 miles south of the city of Napa just before 2 a.m. Sunday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Science, Concord, NH

CTV

Magnitude-6 earthquake jolts parts of northern Pakistan

A magnitude-6 earthquake struck northern Pakistan on Sunday, authorities said, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Pakistan, Science

The Fresno Bee

Fresno geology isn't conducive to a big quake, yet vulnerabilities exist

The exterior walls of the Droge building in downtown Fresno were propped up by steel braces before the building was demolished last year.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Coalinga, CA, Fresno County, CA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Switched

Iceland's Latest Volcanic Eruption Has Airlines Nervous. Here's Why.

At 118 miles long and 15 miles wide, Bardarbunga is Iceland's largest volcanic system , so an eruption could have profound implications for air travel in the region, particularly if the volcano emits a large ash cloud.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Science

Statesboro Herald

Ogeechee research aims at warning matrix

Backed by a graphic charting the Ogeechee River research, Dr. Jeffrey Underwood, chairman of the Geology and Geography Department at Georgia Southern University, talks about studies faculty and students will be doing on forested floodplain.

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Related Topix: Science, Southern University, Georgia Southern University, Chemistry, Millen, GA, Jenkins County, GA

The Telegraph

Meghalaya seeks 'protection' from laws

People gather during a rally to protest against the ban on 'rat hole mining' by NGT in the state.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Science

The Daily Beast

Cleaning Up From Napa's WinepocalypseBy Jordan Salcito

The repercussions of the Napa earthquake may go beyond toppled barrel rooms and a disrupted tourist season.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Napa, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

West Hawaii Today

Lava flow remains active as county begins preparation efforts should an evacuation be necessary

HVO geologist Janet Babb holds a microphone for a resident for questioning about updated information on the approach of a lava flow in lower Puna during a meeting Thursday evening at the Pahoa Community Center.

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Related Topix: Science, Pahoa, HI, Hawaii, Hawaii County, HI, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Volcano, HI

Utility Products

Siemens to help U.S. Geological Survey increase energy efficiency

Siemens Government Technologies Inc. won a $11 million task order by the United States Geological Survey to implement energy efficiency measures at three of its facilities: National Center ; Columbia Environmental Research Center ; and the Western Fisheries Research Center .

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science

The Press On-Line

Finding a lost continent

To most people, New Zealand comprises two large islands and a scattering of small and tiny ones.

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Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Science, New Caledonia

Fri Aug 29, 2014

CBS Local

3.0 Magnitude Quake Strikes East Of Gilroy

A earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 struck east of Gilroy, near Hollister at 2:44 p.m. Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's automated seismograph alert network.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Science

Marin Independent Journal

Earthquake sensors on Golden Gate, Richmond-San Rafael bridges measured shaking during Napa quake

As the Earth shook Marin awake early Sunday morning, hundreds of fist-sized sensors mounted on the Golden Gate and Richmond-San Rafael bridges, as well other county buildings, recorded the movement.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, San Rafael, CA, Science

Independent.ie

Pair sent for volcano analysis

Two Irish scientists have been dispatched to Iceland to analyse the Bardarbunga volcano after an eruption sparked a red alert aviation warning.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Science

Forbes.com

8 Reasons You May Not Be Prepared for the Next Earthquake

Financial Finesse was founded in 1999 with a single objective: Provide people everywhere with the information and guidance they need to become financially secure and independent.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Personal Finance, Retirement, Science, Financial Services

KTXL-TV Sacramento

Geologists Locate Epicenter of Napa Earthquake

It has been four days since a 6.0 earthquake rattled Napa County, but dozens of aftershocks are still being felt by people there.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Science, Napa County, CA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

Quake rattles southern Greece, capital city

An earthquake has rattled southern Greece and was widely felt in the capital, Athens.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Tsunami, Science, Austin, TX

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