U.S. Geological Survey

Earthquake swarm hits California and sparks fears a ‘big one’ is on the way

A cluster of small earthquakes have rocked California, prompting fears that a catastrophic ‘big one’ is on the way.<p>In the past week, a total of 134 …

Earthquakes

Quake magnitude 5.0 strikes southwest Turkey

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 hit southwest Turkey at 2022 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.<p>The epicenter was 31 km (20 miles) southeast of Mugla province on the Aegean Sea at a depth of 10 km, the USGS said.<p>(Writing by Robin Pomeroy; Editing by Catherine Evans)

Environment

Here Come the Macy's Balloons, There Goes Our Helium?

On Thanksgiving, enormous balloons of popular characters from cartoons, comics and animated TV shows and movies make their much-anticipated …

Science

Hardin Coal Plant Faces Closure, Seeks Buyer

Listen<p>Listening...<p>1:24<p>Hardin Coal Plant Faces Closure, Seeks Buyer<p>A coal-fired power plant near Hardin may shut down next year unless its owners can …

Montana

There have been 134 earthquakes in Monterey County since last week's 4.6 magnitude

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook Monterey County last Monday, and the area hasn't stopped shaking since.<p>Last week's widely-felt quake was centered 13 miles northeast of Gonzales, near Salinas, along the San Andreas Fault. People reported feeling it as far as San Francisco.<p>Since then, there have …

Earthquakes

On the West Coast, the Pacific Northwest may be at most risk for the "big one"

The next big earthquake is due in the Pacific Northwest—but now scientists have pinpointed where along the coast a large earthquake is most likely to …

San Andreas Fault

Geologists Keep Finding More Northwest Earthquake Faults

Shallow, active earthquake faults are being discovered all over Oregon and Washington. Collectively, these faults may present a higher risk than the …

Oregon

Flowing water on Mars? Groundbreaking NASA discovery ruled out in new study

In September 2015, NASA made a groundbreaking announcement—that Mars had liquid water flowing on its surface.<p>Now, a team of scientists from the U.S. …

Planets

Statoil plants flag in Big Oil's race for 'cleaner' crude

LONDON (Reuters) - There’s oil and then there’s oil, says Norway’s Statoil, which is pitched in a race to develop the cleanest crude as countries wean themselves off fossil fuels.<p>Norwegian oil company's Statoil logo is seen at their headquarters in Fornebu, Norway, June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins<p>…

Oil

Drilling in Arctic refuge could put North America’s largest caribou herd at risk

A push by lawmakers in Congress to open parts of Alaska’s vast Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling is rekindling a fierce, decades-old …

Nature

For Murkowski, Tax Overhaul Isn’t Just Business. It’s Personal

Inclusion of ANWR drilling could put her in new Alaska league<p>Twelve years ago, Sen. Lisa Murkowski sat at the breakfast table with her youngest son, …

Politics

Two earthquakes strike in Pacific Ocean near New Caledonia, prompting tsunami warning

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near the French territory of New Caledonia at 2:43 p.m. (PST) today (November 19), according …

Melanesia

Senate bill would cut EPA funding by $150M

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday introduced an Interior and environment spending bill that would cut nearly $150 million in funding for …

Climate

Rio Tinto's M&A Madness - Bloomberg Gadfly

Some companies are good at takeovers. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman Warren Buffett has used well over a hundred acquisitions over decades to help …

Business

Tsunami waves detected in New Caledonia, Vanuatu after earthquake: PTWC

The quake, initially reported as magnitude 7.3, was the second major tremor in the same area in less than 24 hours and the third in the past …

Earthquakes

Two earthquakes rattle Oklahoma town

Thousands of quakes have struck Oklahoma in recent years, many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas production

Earthquakes

A new map exhibit documents evolving views of Earth’s interior

Much of what happens on the Earth’s surface is connected to activity far below. “Beneath Our Feet,” a temporary exhibit at the Norman B. Leventhal …

Maps

Congress moves to 'drill, baby, drill' in Alaska's ANWR. Here's what you should know

WASHINGTON — For decades, proponents of oil and gas drilling have viewed Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as an area rich with natural resources that could help fuel the U.S.’s drive for energy independence.<p>Now, Congress may be on the verge of finally handing them permission to deliver on …

News (U.S.)

Danger endures in Wine Country as fight shifts from fires to mudslides

When last month’s deadly wildfires chased Jonathan Umholtz and his family from their Sonoma County home for 16 days, the disruption seemed endless. It turns out, that was just the beginning.<p>Umholtz, his wife and two kids were told a week after they returned home that they needed to leave again, …

Santa Rosa

When Jacksonville floods, the rich don’t worry; the poor fight to get through

Bastiaan Slabbers/Zuma<p><i>This story was originally published by</i> CityLab <i>and appears here as part of the</i> Climate Desk <i>collaboration</i>.<p>Jacksonville’s …

Liberal View

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits Tibet region

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake was recorded in the Tibet region of China, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.<p>The quake's epicenter was located about 36 …

Earthquakes

6.3-magnitude quake hits 58km NE of Nyingchi, China -- USGS

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale jolted 58km NE of Nyingchi, China at 22:34:19 GMT on Friday, the US Geological Survey said. The …

News (China)

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 strikes southern China - USGS

REUTERS: An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck southern China near the Indian border on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.<p>The …

China

Strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Tibet near India-China border

The epicentre of the earthquake, which struck just minutes after 4 am, was located close to the India-China border and was more than 100 kilometers …

Earthquakes

New art on Youngstown utility boxes

<i>Posted:</i> <i>Updated:</i><p>More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>><p>Updated:Thursday, November 16 2017 10:59 AM EST2017-11-16 15:59:11 GMT<p>A painting thought by scholars …

Crime

Earthquakes In California: Swarm Has Experts Predicting The Next ‘Big One’

A recent swarm of earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault in California has some experts thinking about what will happen when the “Big One” …

Earthquakes

Earthquake shakes off Southwest Oregon coast

PISTOL RIVER, Ore. – Residents on the southern Oregon coast might have felt a bit of trembling Friday morning.<p>A small, 3.2-magnitude earthquake was …

Portland, OR

Alaskan town's polar bear problem leads to tourism boom

Polar bears are an enduring symbol of the wild arctic, a mighty beast that has made its home in punishing terrains. But in recent years, the polar …

Global Warming

Strong earthquake rattles Tibet but only minor damage reported

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck a remote part of Tibet on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no …

Tibet

Lively Earth enthralls when viewed from sky

Scientists have been using satellites to check natural processes, events of living systems and human activities which determine the present and the …

Climate Change