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Powerful Quake Strikes Off Coast Of El Salvador

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

A powerful earthquake hit late Monday off the Pacific coast of El Salvador, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The temblor was recorded about 66 ...

35-Year 'Megadrought' May Threaten Southwest Within Century, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

Thanks to the expected effects of climate change, there's at least an 80 percent chance of a decade-long drought occurring in the Southwest over the n...

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...

Strong Quake Strikes Near Papua New Guinea

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 04.11.2014 | World

A strong earthquake struck off the western coast of Papua New Guinea on Friday, the USGS reported. The 7.3-magnitude temblor hit about 32 miles wes...

The Danger of MIS-Reasoning About Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Fluoride causes cancer. Childhood vaccines cause autism. Climate change is a hoax. Where do all these patent mistruths come from?

A Great New Tool That Makes Global Climate Change Local

David Ropeik | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Is this news dire? No. Does it make me feel much more alarmed about climate change? No. Not by itself. But it starts to make an abstract problem concrete, and it starts to put a global problem into terms that are local, relevant, and familiar.

There's No Funding For Potentially Life-Saving Earthquake Tech

Ventura County Star | Teresa Rochester | Posted 03.12.2014 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- After the Northridge earthquake struck in January 1994, creating a map showing the epicenter, magnitude and shaking took two months. T...

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...

Survey: Alaskan Earthquake Could Destroy California

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.05.2013 | Green

A large earthquake off the coast of Alaska could send a devastating tsunami towards California, causing the evacuation of nearly 1 million people and ...

Deadly Earthquake Hits China

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 09.20.2013 | Green

BEIJING — Rescuers with shovels and sniffer dogs combed through collapsed hillsides Tuesday as the death toll rose to 89 from a strong earthquak...

Strong Earthquake Hits Off Coast Of Chile

AP | Posted 07.20.2013 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but Chilean officials sai...

NYC Suspends Funds for Water Monitoring

Robin Madel | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Robin Madel

Taking away the ability to understand current groundwater conditions in areas prone to flooding problems seems counterproductive to providing remedies for the problems.

Earthquake Shakes Mexico City

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY, April 21 (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck western Mexico on Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital, but there were no repo...

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...

Why We Must Put Nature Back to Work, Part 1

William S. Becker | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

Ecosystems perform a wide variety of important services for free. But many of these ecosystems have been degraded or destroyed by human development. Now, communities need to put nature back to work.

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...

USGS: Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake Detected In North Korea

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 04.13.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea apparently conducted a widely anticipated nuclear test Tuesday, strongly indicated by an "explosion-like" earth...

NASA Has Become the Earth's Protector

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

NASA is famous for lots of things. Monkeys. Mercury. Gemini. Apollo. Space Station(s). Space Shuttles.

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...

New Study Reveals Terrifying Findings About Big Earthquakes

| Posted 11.28.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust A large earthquake in one part of the globe can trigger earthquakes elsew...

Jacob Soboroff

WATCH: Dr. Lucy Jones On The New Earthquake Technology | Jacob Soboroff | Posted 08.21.2012 | Science

Dr. Lucy Jones joined HuffPost Live and HuffPost Science Senior Correspondent Cara Santa Maria today to give the inside scoop on the new earthquake wa...

Got Shale? What Marylanders Should Expect Without a Permanent Ban on Fracking for Shale Gas

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 09.28.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

From start to finish, fracking is too risky for Maryland -- it threatens the air we breathe, the water we drink, the communities we love and the climate we depend on. Marylanders should urge their representatives to support a ban on fracking.

PHOTO: This Is What All The Water In The World Looks Like

Posted 05.22.2012 | Green

What would it look like if all of Earth's water was brought together in a single sphere? It might be smaller than you would imagine. The image...

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. ...