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  • Oklahoma coming to terms with unprecedented surge in earthquakes

    Oklahoma coming to terms with unprecedented surge in earthquakes
    When Austin Holland was being considered for his job as the sole seismologist at the Oklahoma Geological Survey in 2009, his interviewer posed a wry question: "Are you going to be able to entertain yourself as a seismologist in Oklahoma?"
  • Colorado River researchers find signs of ancient, devastating floods

    Colorado River researchers find signs of ancient, devastating floods
    Scientists say it would have been a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions. If the Glen Canyon Dam had failed, it would have changed the lives of millions of people and reshaped the history of the American West. Only a lucky break in the weather...

    Desert discovery: Animals built reefs earlier than has been thought

    Desert discovery: Animals built reefs earlier than has been thought
    At the edge of a desert in southern Namibia, scientists have found the remains of the oldest known animal reef system in the world.  The reef was constructed 548 million years ago in what was once a shallow sea. Prior to its discovery, the oldest...

    Intersex fish found in 3 Pennsylvania river basins

    Intersex fish found in 3 Pennsylvania river basins
    Male fish carrying eggs – intersex fish – have been found in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna, Delaware and Ohio river basins, a sign that the water may be tainted with chemicals, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The research found that...

    Study links Oklahoma earthquake swarm with fracking operations

    Oklahoma has seen a boom in two things in recent years: oil and gas production and earthquakes. To many residents, the timing says it all. Before the oil and gas industry started drilling so many underground injection wells, they say, it was rare to...