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New online tool available to track shoreline shifts

The Coast's susceptibility to big storms is clearly no secret, but ever wonder what the shoreline looked like 100 years ago? Or about the rate at which sea level is changing? The U.S. Geological Survey released an interactive website last week that will allow Coastians to easily research coastal changes.

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Related Topix: Science, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Fri Jul 25, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Fracking defense: Fears of depleting water supply are unfounded

California is experiencing the worst drought in its history. So when state lawmakers recently killed a bill that would have banned the practice of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, environmentalists cried foul.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science, Opinion, Science / Technology

ABC News

Earthquakes Jolt 4 Different Areas of Alaska

Several earthquakes, including one with a magnitude of 5.9, occurred around the same location in the southeast part of the nation's largest state early Friday.

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Related Topix: Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

NWCN.com

US plans wide seismic testing of Atlantic seabed

The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer.

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World News Report

Savant Confirms Drill Target on its Frazier Creek Copper Porphyry Property, Nevada

Detailed mapping of the intensely silicified and hydrothermally dolomitized limestone that extends over a 1.8 km x 0.8 km area confirmed the mineralization system to be near vertical and not disrupted by extensional faulting.

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Related Topix: Science

Mashable

Puns Aside, Geology Really Does Rock

The most abundant mineral on Earth lies deep within the surface. You've heard of the lower mantle? This is the lowest mantle.

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Related Topix: Science

Brandon Sun

Quakes shake southeast Alaska near Juneau; no reports of damage

The U. S. Geological Survey reports weak or light shaking was felt around Juneau, about 160 kilometres to the east.

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The Raw Story

Moderate quake strikes Alaska coast but little damage seen

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck on the coast of Alaska early on Friday, shaking people awake in the state capital city of Juneau but causing little, if any, damage, officials said.

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

Bellingham Herald

2.8 earthquake near Duvall felt east of Seattle

The U. S. Geological Survey reports the 2.8 magnitude quake occurred at 1:05 a.m. Friday and was shallow at a depth of about half a mile.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science

CBC News

5.9 magnitude Gulf of Alaska earthquake rocks Yukoners again

The orange circle shows the epicentre of the earthquake that happened in Alaska's Elfin Bay around 5 a.m. MT this morning.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science, Haines, AK, Canada

Ruidoso News

Rocking Lincoln County: The geologic story of the Capitan Mountains

Rising like the backbone of some giant subterranean beast, the Capitan Mountains dominate the skyline north of Ruidoso and Capitan.

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Related Topix: Capitan, NM, Lincoln County, NM, Ruidoso, NM, Yeso, NM, Science, Dinosaur, Paleontology

The Baltimore Sun

Official at center of Chinese oil purge was a politic businessman

Throughout his career at China's biggest oil producer, Jiang Jiemin was careful to put politics before business, say colleagues who worked closely with the purged executive.

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Related Topix: China National Petroleum, Energy, Oil & Gas, Science, World News, China, PetroChina Company

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The City Wire

Geologist: Fort Smith, Northwest Arkansas should prep for earthquakes

Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas do not sit on or near regularly active fault lines, but residents in the regions should pay attention to a new hazard map issued by the United States Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Fort Smith, AR, Science, Blytheville, AR, Mississippi County, AR, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Seismologists disagree on explanation of Oklahoma's increase in earthquakes

WHAT IS CAUSING OKLAHOMA'S CONSTANT. AND OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY GEOLOGISTS SAYS MOTHER NATURE IS TO BLAME THE NATIONAL EXPERT TELLS KOCO OTHERWISE I AND PAUL FOLGER.

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KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Debate continues over cause of Oklahoma quakes

What's causing Oklahoma's constant quakes? An oil and gas industry geologist made the case Wednesday Mother Nature is to blame, but a national expert tells KOCO otherwise.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Science, Scientific Instruments, Electronics, Continental Resources, Oklahoma City, OK

The Washington Post

Dinosaur feathers

It's possible that all dinosaurs had feathers. Scientists previously believed that only avian dinosaurs - that is, the direct ancestors of our modern birds - sported feathers along with their scales.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, Science / Technology

Reuters

Neonic insecticides widespread in Iowa waters -study

A class of insecticides popular with corn and soybean farmers in the U.S. Midwest but feared as a factor in the decline of U.S. honey bee colonies and other crop pollinators, has been found to be widespread through rivers and streams in Iowa, according to a government study released on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

North-West Evening Mail

Barrow pupils have a blast with geology project

The seven- and eight-year-olds at Newbarns Primary School, in Barrow, witnessed erupting volcanoes and produced their own ash cloud during a hands-on earth science workshop.

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Hampshire Chronicle

A 1m a year to discuss nuclear waste

Communities could be paid millions of pounds just to consider having a facility to bury nuclear waste in their area, the Government has said.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Science

WorthyNews

Increased Earthquake Risk Along New Madrid Fault, USGS says

The U.S. Geological Survey updated their seismic hazards map last week, and identified states along the New Madrid fault has the potential for larger and more powerful earthquakes.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science, Louisville, KY

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