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Strong Earthquake Hits Off Papua New Guinea

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home

March 21 (Reuters) - A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the north coast of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. ...

Energy and Earthquakes: A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could it be that the increase in earthquakes is specifically tied to the growing practice of using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to release oil and gas from shale and other tight formations?

Drought Expands Throughout The U.S.

USA Today | Doyle Rice | Posted 04.13.2012 | Green

The USA hasn't been this dry in almost five years. Still reeling from last year's devastating drought that led to at least $10 billion in agricultural...

Strong Earthquakes Hit Western Mexico

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home

By Cyntia Barrera MEXICO CITY, April 12 (Reuters) - Two large earthquakes struck western Mexico, shaking buildings as far away as the ...

PHOTO: Literally, The Greenest Places In The U.S.

Posted 01.14.2012 | Green

Where are most of the trees in the U.S.? Concentrations in areas like New York's Adirondack Park or the Cascade Range in the west are predictable, but...

Strong Earthquake Rattles Solomon Islands

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2012 | Home

SINGAPORE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A 6.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded 220 miles east of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean on Mond...

Louisiana Forced to Start Adapting to Climate Change

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Climate change may be controversial but state and local agencies and utility-giant Entergy Corp. are beginning to adapt to new weather trends. Adaptation could be key to the coast's future.

'Green News Report' - November 10, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.10.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Perry can't...

A Look Back In Time: 13,000 Maps Of California In A Different Era

| Agustin Armendariz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Agustin Armendariz This week, the U.S. Geological Survey added 13,688 historical Califo...

'Green News Report' - November 8, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Massive pro...

Scientist Wins Award For Helping Gulf With Crucial Calculation

AOL Government | By Partnership for Public Service | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Paul Hsieh provided critical scientific information that proved to be a turning point in ending the worst oil spill in our nation's history....

Pre-Spill, Coastal Threats Cannot Be Ignored, Environmentalists Say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.02.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

This article was published in the Louisiana Weekly in the May 2, 2011 edition. Before the BP spill, a number of Louisiana towns were underwater, loc...

Regulators Knew Of Understated Seismic Risks To Nuclear Plants For Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Jim Morris and Bill Sloat The Center For Public Intergrity Nearly six years before an earthquake ravaged Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear po...

White Nose Syndrome Could Result In Explosion Of Colorado Bug Population

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GREELEY -- The spreading fungus that attacks and kills hibernating bats -- now on Colorado's doorstep -- is expected to trigger an explosion of flies,...

Denver Duck Deaths At Water Treatment Plants Likely Due

KMGH Denver | Wayne Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- More than 1,000 ducks found dead around Front Range treatment plans likely died when chemicals in the water caused their feathers to lose wa...

What's in Your Water?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

About 105 million Americans -- or around one-third of the nation -- rely on some 140,000 public wells for their drinking water. The USGS's latest installment on the state of our drinking water sheds some light on the quality of that water.

Earthquake Hits Turkey - 57 Dead

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jack Hidary

UPDATE: A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck in the Elazig province of eastern Turkey this morning at 4:32 local time. At least 15 of the dead were in...

Think Before You Drink...Water

Hedrick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hedrick Smith

Chemicals in consumer products are finding their way into sewers, storm drains, and eventually into our drinking water. Millions of people are drinking endocrine disruptors in their tap water.