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U.S. Department of Energy and Geological Survey Release Online Public Dataset...

Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the American...
Earthquake

How Friction Evolves During an Earthquake

By simulating earthquakes in a lab, engineers at Caltech have documented the evolution of friction during an earthquake—measuring what could once only be inferred,...
earthquakes

New Analysis Casts Doubt on Predicted Decrease in Oklahoma Earthquakes

The disposal of wastewater from oil and gas production by injecting it deep into the ground has been linked to a dramatic increase in...
magma

Underground Magma Pulse Triggered End-Permian Extinction

Geologists from the U.S. Geological Survey and MIT have homed in on the precise event that set off the end-Permian extinction, Earth’s most devastating...
fish

Size Not Important for Fish in the Largest Mass Extinction of...

However, researchers from the University of Bristol and the Chengdu Center of the China Geological Survey, have found that size played no role in...
bees

Hot Cities Spell Bad News for Bees

A new study from North Carolina State University finds that common wild bee species decline as urban temperatures increase.“We looked at 15 of the...
climate change

Morelli, Colleagues Map Areas Buffered from Climate Change

In a recent paper in Ecosphere, Toni Lyn Morelli, adjunct assistant professor of environmental conservation and a U.S. Geological Survey research ecologist with the...
earthquakevideo

USGS, Partners Launch a Unified, West Coast-wide Earthquake Early Warning System

The U.S. Geological Survey and university, public and private partners held an event April 10 at the University of Washington to introduce the ShakeAlert...
plate tectonics

Earth Likely Began with a Solid Shell

Today’s Earth is a dynamic planet with an outer layer composed of giant plates that grind together, sliding past or dipping beneath one another,...
Foot-and-mouth epidemics

Foot-and-Mouth Crises To Be Averted With Vaccination Strategy

Foot-and-mouth epidemics could be controlled quickly and effectively by rapidly establishing how many animals can be vaccinated per day of an outbreak. University...
Nitrate

Researchers Develop Novel Approach for Quantifying Nitrate Discharge from Groundwater to...

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new way to determine the rate at which nitrate pollution will make its way from...
Harmful Algae

Harmful Algae Blooms in Their True Colors

Explosive growth of cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, is nothing new. In fact, such cyanobacteria probably produced the original oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere billions...
Bioenergy

Bioenergy Decisions Involve Wildlife Habitat and Land Use Trade-offs

New research from North Carolina State University and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) finds that choosing how to meet bioenergy goals means making trade-offs...
Nitrogen Deposition

Study Finds Wide-Reaching Impact of Nitrogen Deposition on Plants

Scientists study more than 15,000 sites across the United States and find nitrogen deposition exceeded critical loads for loss of plant species richness in 24 percent of them