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  • Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

    Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Monday evening 15 miles from Mammoth Lakes, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:10 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles.
  • Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes near Rio Dell

    Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes near Rio Dell
    A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Sunday morning 20 miles from Rio Dell, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:24 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 13.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 24 miles...

    Amid California's drought, a bruising battle for cheap water

    Amid California's drought, a bruising battle for cheap water
    The signs appear about 200 miles north of Los Angeles, tacked onto old farm wagons parked along quiet two-lane roads and bustling Interstate 5. "Congress Created Dust Bowl." "Stop the Politicians' Water Crisis." "No Water No Jobs." They dot the...

    Dinosaur hunter is making prehistory

    Dinosaur hunter is making prehistory
    Scott Richardson is up at dawn, standing atop a rocky ridgeline near his base camp, a solitary figure in the slanting light. He surveys a primordial wilderness of dry creek beds and stands of juniper and pinyon pine. "This is dinosaur country," he says,...

    Bear's eye view: Study puts cameras, GPS collars on Wekiva bears

    Wildlife biologists are putting tracking collars and cameras on bears near Central Florida neighborhoods. The devices, which rely on GPS technology, beam the animal's location to a computer every half-hour and may help the study team understand where...