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  • Tips: Take September to learn about natural disasters, hazards

    Tips: Take September to learn about natural disasters, hazards
    Over the last 30 years, U.S. floods have caused on average $8.2 billion in damages annually.
  • 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...

    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. According to the USGS, the epicenter...

    Media: Radical Shift In Control Of The News

    Media: Radical Shift In Control Of The News
    In the era of status updates, Instagram filters and 140-character news alerts on Twitter, awareness in our current technological age orbits around our mobile devices. We check our screens more than 150 times a day, on average, motivated by the never-...

    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...