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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From Crisis to Myth: The Packaging Waste Problem (Op-Ed)
Trash truck at landfill
April 22nd, 2015
While trash bags floating down streams still cause environmental headaches, packaging has not become the landfill headache Americans once feared.
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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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Man-Made Earthquakes Rising in US, New Maps Show
Shaking Risk Map
April 23rd, 2015
New earthquake hazard maps released today highlight 17 hotspots where communities face a significantly higher risk of earthquakes.
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Traces of Ancient Earthquakes Hidden in Cave Rocks
A cave in Indiana where scientists sampled for a study on ancient earthquakes.
April 22nd, 2015
Shattered cave formations in the central and eastern United States preserve one of the longest records of powerful earthquakes in these regions.
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Happy Earth Day! 5 Ways to Get Kids to Help the Planet
Girl with shovel on Earth Day
April 22nd, 2015
From conserving natural resources to fighting food waste, here are five ways to get kids involved in Earth Day.
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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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Flawless 100-Carat Diamond Sells for Whopping $22 Million
a giant flawless 100 carat diamond
April 22nd, 2015
A flawless, 100-carat diamond sold for $22.1 million at an auction at Sotheby's in April.
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