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  1. Study: Polar bears could feel global warminga s sting by 2025Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KIMT

    In this Nov. 6, 2007, file photo, a polar bear mother and her two cubs are seen in Wapusk National Park on the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba. About a third of the world's polar bears could face imminent threat from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey released Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

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  2. NY108-425_2008_172403_high.jpgRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Prince George Citizen

    In this Nov. 6, 2007, file photo, a polar bear mother and her two cubs are seen in Wapusk National Park on the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba. About a third of the world's polar bears could face imminent threat from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey released Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

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  3. Scientists predict Polar bear population crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Age

    Salmon: Imperilled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, thereby causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the animals depend on for survival, a study has found. A study led by US Geological Survey biologists showed that a worldwide failure to reduce the release of atmospheric pollutants tied to the burning of fossil fuels will likely lead to "a greatly decreased state" for polar bear populations in Alaska and elsewhere, except for an Arctic region north of Canada where summer ice is known to persist for longer.

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  4. North Slope coastal erosion rates are among worst in nation, USGS reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Anchorage Daily News

    The shoreline along Alaska's northern coast has eroded at some of the fastest rates in the nation, putting local communities, oil fields and coastal habitat at risk, says a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. The 1,000-mile coastline from the Canadian border in the east to Icy Cape in the west has lost ground at an average rate of 1.4 meters per year since the mid-20th century, said the report, which uses data dating back to the 1940s.

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  5. Coastal erosion threatens northern AlaskaRead the original story

    Wednesday | Greenwich Citizen

    This July 6, 2011 photo, provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows erosion along the northern Alaska coast in Barter Island, Alaska. Erosion is eating away at Alaska's northern coast at some of the highest rates in the nation, threatening habitat and infrastructure, according to a new report published Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

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  6. Polar Bears Threatened By Climate Change: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Switched

    Imperiled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic Ocean if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the bruins depend on for survival, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday. A study led by U.S. Geological Survey biologists showed that a worldwide failure to reduce the release of atmospheric pollutants tied to the burning of fossil fuels will likely lead to "a greatly decreased state" for polar bear populations in Alaska and elsewhere, except for an Arctic region north of Canada where summer ice is known to persist longer.

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  7. Court: Oklahoma woman can sue fracking company for causing earthquakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Hot Air

    ... are. But at the same time, I also agree with industry experts who arrive at the same conclusion as the US Geological Survey (USGS) from the Department of the Interior. They understand that our ability to generate earthquakes - even if we were trying ...

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  8. New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | SFGate

    In this July 16, 2012, file photo, a whalebone arch sits on the Barrow, Alaska, shoreline as ice floats in the Arctic Ocean in the background. Erosion is eating away at Alaska's northern coast at some of the highest rates in the nation, threatening habitat and infrastructure, according to a new report published Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

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  9. Drought forces 'call' of Virgin River, some users to go withoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Deseret News

    State Engineer Kent Jones is ordering certain users of the Virgin River and its tributaries to stop withdrawing water immediately as the system endures a fourth year of blistering drought. This is the second consecutive summer Jones has taken action on the Virgin River, and in 2014, that call represented the first in history.

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  10. Geologists: Don't Blame Fracking For Michigan QuakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Daily Caller

    Michigan has been hit by two earthquakes in two months, a development which has puzzled scientists and led to some speculation that hydraulic fracturing injection wells may be the culprit behind the quakes. Recent news reports have played up the link between fracking and earthquakes, especially in states like Oklahoma and Texas where quakes are on the rise.

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  11. 5.8-magnitude quake hits Solomon IslandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Trend

    A 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted 92km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, Xinhua reported. The epicenter, with a depth of 8.95 km, was initially determined to be at 10.9949 degrees south latitude and 162.5624 degrees east longitude. Enditem

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  12. Magnitude 5.8 quake hits off Solomon Islands: USGSRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Reuters

    A magnitude 5.8 quake struck off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.4, struck at 6:35 a.m. on Thursday , 57 miles southeast of Kira Kira.

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  13. Elastic Makes It Easier to Connect the DotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | CMSWire

    ... by an impressive list of organizations to do some equally impressive things. Consider that the US Geological Survey uses the ELK stack to enrich seismographic data with social media data in order to better assess and react to earthquakes. That ...

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  14. Magnitude 5.8 quake hits off Solomon Islands -USGSRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Reuters

    A magnitude 5.8 quake struck off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.4, struck at 6:35 a.m. on Thursday , 57 miles southeast of Kira Kira.

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  15. Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's bite by 2025Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | NewsOK.com

    A government report indicates about a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions as soon as 2025. FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2007, file photo, a polar bear mother and her two cubs are seen in Wapusk National Park on the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba.

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  16. Fracking is using up an increasingly massive amount of water in drought-prone areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Salon

    Those who laud fracked natural gas as the Great Green Alternative to other fossil fuels are forced to overlook a few glaring inconsistencies regarding the so-called "bridge fuel," the impact of which on the environment is not nearly as benign as they'd like to suggest. The latest, according to a comprehensive new analysis from the U.S. Geological Survey : fracking is using up an astonishing amount of water - as much as 9.6 million gallons per well.

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  17. Is it Too Late to Save the Polar Bears?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | MSNBC

    As the Arctic ice continues to melt, greenhouse gas emissions remain the "primary threat" to polar bears, according to a new government report. In a study released Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey, polar bear populations will decline even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized by the end of the century.

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  18. Water Use Rises as Fracking ExpandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Scientific American

    Oil and natural gas fracking, on average, uses more than 28 times the water it did 15 years ago, gulping up to 9.6 million gallons of water per well and putting farming and drinking sources at risk in arid states, especially during drought. Those are the results of a U.S. Geological Survey study published by the American Geophysical Union, the first national-scale analysis and map of water use from hydraulic fracturing operations.

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  19. UMass and U.S. Geological Survey: With extreme temps and more rain, New England wildlife at riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | MassLive.com

    A school of brook trout, which were identified as a species that should be protected in a new environmental report from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the U.S. Geological Survey. The few remaining patches of brook trout habitat in the state are located in the Berkshire and Taconic mountains and in parts of the Hoosic, Deerfield and Westfield watersheds.

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  20. 3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near StillwaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | News9 Oklahoma City

    According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this earthquake was recorded at 12:15 p.m. Its epicenter was located two miles west of Stillwater, and 24 miles northeast of Guthrie.

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