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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...

Earthquake Rattles Guatemala's Coast

AP | ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENA | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

GUATEMALA CITY -- A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala's Pacific coastline on Sunday, just four days after a major quake killed dozens and left ...

7.1-Magnitude Quake Reported In Colombia

AP | Posted 11.30.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake centered nearly 100 miles underground rattled southwestern Colombia on Sunday but no dama...

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 ...

Massive Quake Reported In Pacific Ocean

AP | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 7.3 earthquake has hit the waters off of far eastern Russia. There were no immediate report...

4 Dead, 100 Injured In China Earthquake

AP | Posted 08.24.2012 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A moderate earthquake toppled houses in a mountainous part of southwestern China, killing four people and injuring at least 100, stat...

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 ...

Moderate Earthquake Sways Buildings In LA

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 06.28.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Some Southern Californians were shaken out of bed Saturday morning by a small earthquake that rattled homes across the Inland Empire re...

Strong Earthquake Hits Off Papua New Guinea

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2012 | World

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. ...

Strong Earthquake Rattles Chile

AP | Posted 06.16.2012 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — A strong, magnitude-6.7 earthquake rocked central Chile late Monday, prompting authorities to order a preventative evacuation ...

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 | World

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

Tsunami Warning Issued After Giant Quake Hits Near Indonesia

AP | FAKHRURRADZIE GADE | Posted 06.10.2012 | World

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Cries of panic and fervent prayers rang out Wednesday as Indonesians rushed toward high ground after two strong earthqu...

7.1 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Chile

AP | EVA VERGARA | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central Chile Sunday night, the strongest and longest that many people said they had felt since a...

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 | World

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...

Strong Earthquake Rattles Papua New Guinea

AP | Posted 12.14.2011 | World

SYDNEY -- A strong earthquake struck the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. There are no immediate reports of damage or inj...

Strong, Shallow Earthquake Hits Eastern Indonesia

AP | NINIEK KARMINI | Posted 01.13.2012 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A strong earthquake hit waters off eastern Indonesia on Monday, sending people along coastlines fleeing to high ground in p...

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...

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 p...

Two Moderate Earthquakes Strike China

AP | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

BEIJING — Two moderate earthquakes have shaken China's northwest and southwest regions. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.0 earthqu...

Bali: Tourist Island Rocked By Quake

AP | FIRDIA LISNAWATI | Posted 10.13.2011 | Travel

BALI, Indonesia — A powerful earthquake struck off Indonesia's popular resort island of Bali on Thursday, sending people fleeing from their home...