Bigger Earthquake Coming on Nepal's Terrifying Faults
Boudha Stupa
April 27th, 2015
Nepal still faces more deadly earthquakes in the near future, even after the magnitude-7.8 temblor that killed more than 3,000 people on Saturday.
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LA's Island Playground Could Trigger Tsunamis
Catalina Island
April 27th, 2015
Landslides coming off Catalina Island's steep slopes could send tsunamis racing toward popular Los Angeles and Orange County beaches.
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Half the US Faces Earthquake Risk
This hazard map by the U.S. Geological Survey reveals earthquake ground motions for various probability levels across the United States.
April 24th, 2015
Earthquakes threaten roughly half the U.S. population, or more than 143 million people, a new study finds. That number rises when Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico are included.
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Climate Deniers to Pope Francis: 'There Is No Global Warming Crisis'
pope francis
April 27th, 2015
As Pope Francis prepares a historic document to make environmental issues a priority for Catholics, a group of climate-change deniers is trying to convince the pontiff this week that global warming is nothing to worry about.
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In Photos: Beautiful Cactus Flowers Signal Spring Is Here
Saguaro cactus bloom, spring
April 26th, 2015
When the cacti found in the deserts of North American begin to bloom in late March and April, spring has once again returned to these arid lands.
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Titanic Blob of Magma Found Beneath Yellowstone Supervolcano
Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic hot spring is one of the many hydrothermal features that are created by the Yellowstone supervolcano.
April 23rd, 2015
A giant blob-shaped reservoir of searing hot rock has been discovered far below the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park, one that could fill the Grand Canyon more than 11 times over.
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Washington Earthquake's Mysterious Source Discovered
Lake Entiat on the Columbia River is near a newfound fault that is the source of a mysterious 1872 earthquake. The lake is a reservoir formed by a hydroelectric dam.
April 23rd, 2015
Geologists have finally found the source of an 1872 earthquake that rattled windows from Washington state to Montana.
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Nepal Earthquake Toll Only Just Beginning
The initial USGS shake map of the Nepal earthquake, which predicted extreme shaking in Kathmandu, was later revised to reflect less shaking.
April 27th, 2015
Terrible as Saturday's earthquake was in Kathmandu, geologists fear more bad news to come as information filters in from the surrounding mountainous countryside which has been cut off from the world by the disaster.
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Learning from Earth's Smallest Ecosystems (Kavli Hangout)
April 24th, 2015
Peering into the planet's tiniest ecosystems, under rocks and in our guts.
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