US Geological Survey Newswire (Page 4)

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  1. Today in History: Aug. 31, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | Erie Times News

    On Aug. 31, 1965, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to establish the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. - 1886, an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.3 devastated Charleston, S.C., killing at least 60 people, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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  2. 5How China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. did in the entire 20th CenturyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | The Washington Post

    It's a statistic so mind-blowing that it stunned Bill Gates and inspired haiku . But can it be true, and, if so, how? Yes, China's economy has grown at an extraordinary rate, and it has more than four times as many people as the United States.

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  3. President Obama OKs renaming of Mount McKinley to DenaliRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | Anchorage Daily News

    With the approval of President Barack Obama, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has signed a " secretarial order " to officially change the name, the White House and Interior Department announced Sunday. The announcement comes roughly 24 hours before Obama touches down in Anchorage for a whirlwind tour of Alaska.

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  4. In Alaska, Obama to rename tallest U.S. peakRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | CNN

    The consequences of climate change go far beyond warming temperatures, which scientists say are melting the polar ice caps and raising sea levels. Click through the gallery for a look at 10 other key effects of climate change, some of which may surprise you.

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  5. Scott Walker wants to build a wall - with CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | MarketWatch

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one of the 17 Republican candidates running for president, says building a wall along the U.S. border with Canada is a "legitimate issue to look at." "Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire," he said.

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  6. Capitol Report: Scott Walker wants to build a wall - with CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | MarketWatch

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one of the 17 Republican candidates running for president, says building a wall along the U.S. border with Canada is a "legitimate issue to look at." "Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire," he said.

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  7. Rep. Jared Polis hosting climate change roundtable at CU-BoulderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Colorado Daily

    Colorado's approach to climate change will be the topic of a roundtable hosted by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., Monday morning at the University of Colorado Law School. Polis will host Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Colorado energy leaders from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Cooperative Institute for Research and Environmental Studies, CU and and Colorado State University, for the roundtable.

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  8. Park Ranger expected to be approved by Carson City boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | Nevada Appeal

    Authorization for a new open space Carson City parks ranger is among items on Thursday's Board of Supervisors agenda. The action would follow a recommendation from the Open Space Advisory Committee and was signaled earlier by the board action approving the work program outline calling for administration of the open space portion of the Quality of Life for management activities, capital improvements, planning and land acquisition for this year.

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  9. Fraser Valley shaken by second earthquake this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | CBC News

    Mission was rattled by a minor earthquake early Saturday morning, the second in the Fraser Valley this week. It measured a magnitude of 2.6 and was centred east of Mission, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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  10. GeoGirls take on science at Mount St. HelensRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 29 | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this Aug. 6, 2015 photo, sitting on the bank of Coldwater Lake, Mai Brodniak, 13, records numbers while testing the water temperature, PH level and conductivity near Castle Rock, Wash. MANDATORY CREDIT Photo: Susan Parrish, AP In this Aug. 6, 2015 photo, middle school girl's and their female scientists leads a hike along the Hummocks trail toward Mount St. Helens near Castle Rock, Wash.

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  11. Earthquake: Magnitude 3.5 quake strikes near Fort BraggRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | Los Angeles Times

    A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Saturday morning 11 miles from Fort Bragg according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:13 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 mile.

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  12. Severe wildfires threatening world's temperate forestsRead the original story

    Friday Aug 28 | Newkerala.com

    ... such as slow increases in tree deaths," said study co-author Nathan Stephenson, ecologist with the US Geological Survey. "But the emergence of megadisturbances, forest diebacks beyond the range of what we have normally seen over the last century, ...

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  13. Shrinking sea ice forces Alaskan walruses inlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | UPI

    Each summer, more and more Arctic sea ice disappears. On the north coast of Alaska, the global warming-induced phenomenon is leaving walruses without traditional dry docks, forcing them to take to land when it's time to get out of the water.

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  14. Arctic nations joust but North Pole payoff may be years awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Stars and Stripes

    Even as melting Arctic glaciers threaten to swamp shorelines, nations from Russia to the United States are betting that warming temperatures also will unlock trillions of dollars in new wealth. "It is potentially the biggest strategic opportunity in America since the Louisiana Purchase in 1803," said Scott Borgerson, a former Coast Guard officer and now an adviser at Catalyst Maritime.

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  15. Thick stream of lava erupts from Hawaii volcano - VIDEORead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Las Vegas Review Journal

    A thick stream of lava erupted from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on Thursday and had crept into the surrounding forest, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but it did not pose a threat to surrounding communities. The lava flowed from the east side of the Kilauea Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and was still spreading, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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  16. Catastrophic Volcanoes Blamed for Earth's Biggest ExtinctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Live Science

    Geologists hauling hundreds of pounds of 250-million-year-old rocks from Siberia, through Russian and American customs, say luck was on their side. Not only did they successfully transport the huge haul, but they also may have confirmed the cause of Earth's worst mass extinction.

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  17. Endangered yellow-legged frog surviving: Potential comeback foreseeableRead the original story

    Friday Aug 28 | Idyllwild Town Crier Online

    The efforts to restore populations of the mountain yellow-legged frogs in the San Jacinto Mountains are evincing significant progress despite the presence of the drought.

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  18. Lava flows from Hawaii's Kilauea volcanoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | The Age

    A thick stream of lava erupted from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on Thursday and had crept into the surrounding forest, the US Geological Survey said, but it did not pose a threat to surrounding communities. The lava flowed from the east side of the Kilauea Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and was still spreading, the US Geological Survey said.

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  19. Increasingly severe disturbances weaken world's temperate forestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | EurekAlert!

    Longer, more severe, and hotter droughts and a myriad of other threats, including diseases and more extensive and severe wildfires, are threatening to transform some of the world's temperate forests, a new study published in Science has found. Without informed management, some forests could convert to shrublands or grasslands within the coming decades.

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  20. New USGS sea-level rise handbook highlights science and modelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | CE News

    Coastal managers and planners now have access to a new U.S. Geological Survey handbook that, for the first time, comprehensively describes the various models used to study and predict sea-level rise and its potential impacts on coasts. Designed for the benefit of land managers, coastal planners, and policy makers in the United States and around the world, the handbook explains many of the contributing factors that account for sea-level change.

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