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'Green News Report' - May 12, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 2013 West, Texas fertilizer explosion ruled a criminal act; Price of rene...

Manmade Earthquakes Are Putting Even More Of The Country At Risk

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 04.01.2016 | Science

This is the first USGS hazard report to factor in manmade earthquakes. The oil and gas industry is considered the primary cause of such quakes. Se...

Ancient Tsunami Was Nearly As Tall As The Eiffel Tower

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.07.2015 | Science

When surfers have taken on nearly 100-foot-tall waves, they've faced the challenge of a lifetime. But those waves are pipsqueaks compared to an ancien...

Washington Is Finally Getting What It Deserves As It Sinks Into The Sea

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

New research indicates that Washington, D.C., is rapidly sinking into the ocean, news that might not make the rest of the country all that sad. The re...

Strong Quake Strikes Off Coast Of Alaska: USGS

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2016 | Green

(Updates magnitude) May 29 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck off the southwest coast of Alaska late on Thursday...

Michigan Shaken By 4.2-Magnitude Earthquake

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green

Residents of southwestern Michigan were unexpectedly shaken by a 4.2-magnitude earthquake Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The fi...

Land-Based Food Won't Sustain Polar Bears in a Low-Ice Arctic, Study Says

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

As summer and autumn sea ice diminishes in the Arctic Sea, polar bears spending more time on shore have been spotted eating eggs, hunting down the nesting birds that lay them, hunting other land animals and even chewing on edible plants growing onshore. But is that enough to sustain them in an ice-scarce Arctic? No, says a new study.

Strong Earthquake Strikes Off Panama Coast

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2015 | World

SYDNEY, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the west coast of Panama on Wednesday, about 261 kms (162.18 miles) south of the cit...

United States Water Use Drops to Lowest Level in 40 Years

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

The assumption that demand for water must inevitably grow is false. Let's start planning for the reality that a healthy economy and population can mean more sustainable, efficient, and equitable water use.

It's Official: California Just Entered 4th Year Of Severe Drought

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.03.2014 | Green

In California, the start of October brings an anniversary with little cause for celebration. The state ended its third driest year on record and en...

As Hawaii Lava Flow Threatens Homes, One Family Tells How They've Been Spared 3 Times

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green

It's been a rough month for Hawaii's Big Island. One month after Hurricane Iselle tore through the island's Puna district, there's now another force o...

Earthquake Injures 60 In Iran

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

DUBAI, Aug 18 (Reuters) - A major earthquake struck the western Iranian city of Abdanan on Monday, leaving 60 people injured, state news agency IRNA...

Lee Speigel

The Truth Behind The Malibu Underwater 'Alien Base'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 06.19.2014 | Weird News

A little more than 6 miles off the coast of Point Dume in Malibu, California, an unusual-looking structure sits on the sea bed floor. Based on images ...

Threats to the Southern Hills Aquifer System Grow in Louisiana

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Fracking companies claim that drilling, when done properly, is no threat to drinking water. But in late 2011, the EPA said fluids used to drill for natural gas most likely polluted an aquifer near Pavillion, Wyoming.

Strong Earthquake Strikes Off Guam

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck off Guam on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of casual...

Water Clarity Improvements Yield Dangerous Unexpected Side-Effect

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

More than a century after regulations put a stop to California Gold Rush practices clouding the San Francisco Bay waters with silt, tidal movements ha...

Sacred And Special Lake Mysteriously Disappearing

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.21.2013 | Green

What once was a full, albeit small, glassy lake on Mauna Kea’s summit on Hawaii's Big Island, now looks more like a drying puddle. Since 2010, La...

Enemy at the Gates: Asian Carp Breeding in Great Lakes Watershed

OnEarth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
OnEarth

By Jason Bittel, OnEarthFifty years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service imported a species of Asian carp to Arkansas as part of an initiative to c...

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Geological Survey Office Braces For Potential Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

Jeff Kershner remembers the last time the government shut down. Back in the mid-1990s, Kershner was with the Forest Service at their Logan, Idaho, off...

Public opposition to Plaquemines Parish coal terminals grows

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Aug. 19, 2013 edition.) Louisiana, a major exporter of coal from other states, could shi...

Oklahoma Earthquakes Rattle Residents

Posted 04.16.2013 | Green

A series of earthquakes shook parts of central Oklahoma early Tuesday, The Oklahoman reported. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the largest...

North Korea Defies World, Conducts Nuclear Test

Reuters | David Chance and Jack Kim | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

SEOUL, Feb 12 (Reuters) - North Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday in defiance of existing U.N. resolutions, angering the United Stat...

Recommendations for a Prosperous Post-2014 Afghanistan

Anne Stevenson | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Anne Stevenson

This week, Mustafa Yasa, director of foreign relations for the Municipality of Kabul, has joined me in writing this column. We plan to share with read...

LOOK: Record-Breaking Python Nabbed In Everglades

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 04.17.2013 | Miami

There are some Florida records no one wants to see broken, but apparently the exotic snakes invading the Everglades weren't informed. Researchers ...

6.4 Quake Strikes Off Japan's Pacific Coast

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

(Updates with Japanese data, changes dateline from London) TOKYO, June 18 (Reuters) - A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast ...