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Powerful Earthquake Hits Near Athens, Greece

Powerful Earthquake Hits Near Athens, Greece

A powerful earthquake struck near Athens, Greece and shook the capital city for 15 seconds on Friday, causing people to run into the streets to escape the threat of falling buildings, NBC News reported. The U.S. Geological Survey, which monitors seismic activity around the world, announced that the quake measured 5.3 on the Richter scale […]

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    ‘No Results Found’: Thousands of Climate Science Links Purged From USGS Online Database

    ‘No Results Found’: Thousands of Climate Science Links Purged From USGS Online Database

    Yet another U.S. agency has deleted climate change information from its website. This time, the U.S. Geological Survey’s “Science Explorer” website—a tax-payer funded online database for the public to browse USGS science programs and activities—has been purged of thousands of formerly searchable climate science links. The startling discovery was made by Peter Gleick, a climate […]

    8 Earthquakes Shake Oklahoma in 24 Hours

    8 Earthquakes Shake Oklahoma in 24 Hours

    Several earthquakes have struck Oklahoma this week, including a magnitude 4.2 that hit the central part of the state on Wednesday night. “The past 24 hours have had an uptick in earthquake numbers, with 8 quakes ranging from 2.6-4.2 magnitude occurring in Oklahoma,” USGS tweeted. USGS described last night’s 4.2 quake as “widely felt” in […]

    Oklahoma Remains Nation’s Human-Induced Earthquake Hotspot

    Oklahoma Remains Nation’s Human-Induced Earthquake Hotspot

    Despite a crackdown on wastewater injection volumes, Oklahoma has once again been named the state with the highest risk of human-induced earthquakes, according to new seismicity maps released Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Damage to buildings in Cushing, Oklahoma from a 5.0-magnitude earthquake on November 6, 2016. Dolan Paris, USGS Geologists believe that […]

    Nation’s Biggest Shale Oil Field Found in Texas

    Nation’s Biggest Shale Oil Field Found in Texas

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced it found the largest continuous oil and gas deposit ever discovered in the U.S. The Wolfcamp shale sits in West Texas and contains 20 billion barrels of oil and 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Map of the Midland Base and Wolfcamp shale site.USGS According to the USGS, […]

    Alarming Levels of Mercury Contamination Found Across Western North America

    Alarming Levels of Mercury Contamination Found Across Western North America

    An international team of scientists led by the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) released a comprehensive report last week showing widespread mercury contamination across western North America. The report, based on decades of mercury data and research, found alarming levels of mercury and methylmercury in the forests, fishes, wildlife, plants and waterways of America’s western landscapes. […]