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Eruptions at Etna

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 05:54 AM PDT

An eruption at Mount Etna, Italy’s most active volcano, is interrupting flights into and out of Catania.

Related: Mount Etna Volcano

Energy Flow Interruptions by Hurricanes

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 05:52 AM PDT

Hurricanes often interrupt the production of oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico. The Energy Information Administration published a graph of some outages on page 3 of their STEO 2014 Hurricane Outlook.

Earthquake Insurance in Oklahoma

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 05:45 AM PDT

Swarms of earthquakes have motivated many people in Oklahoma to seek earthquake insurance.

Related: Homeowners insurance usually does not cover most geologic hazards

The Austin Coal-Tar Sealant Ban

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 05:34 AM PDT

“The 2006 prohibition on the use of coal-tar-based pavement sealants in Austin, Texas, has resulted in a substantial reduction in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons” in nearby lake sediments. Quote from the USGS press release.

Natural Gas by Rail ?

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 05:32 AM PDT

“Buoyed by the unexpected success of crude by rail, companies are beginning to consider transporting natural gas as remote drilling frontiers emerge beyond the reach of pipelines.” Quoted from the Reuters article.

The Movement of Carbon in Large Rivers

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 05:30 AM PDT

“A recent study conducted by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey […] found that a combination of climate and human activities (diversion and reservoirs) controls the movement of carbon in two large western river basins, the Colorado and the Missouri Rivers.” Quoted from the USGS press release.

Gasoline Tax Map

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 05:17 AM PDT

ExxonMobil Perspectives has a map of the United States that shows the amount of taxes collected on each gallon of gasoline. Tax differences are one of the main reasons that gasoline prices vary from state to state.

Cave Rescue in Southern Germany

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 04:55 AM PDT

Over 100 cave rescue workers are trying to bring a person injured in a rock fall to the surface .

Canadian Professor Killed in Landslide

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 04:52 AM PDT

A Canadian professor was killed when a landslide occurred on Reunion Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Drilling Enters Long-Standing Dispute Between Vietnam and China.

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 04:41 AM PDT

“Tensions in the South China Sea reignited last month, when China deployed a government-owned oil drilling rig in an area also claimed by Vietnam.”

Gold Pans

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 04:30 AM PDT

If you are looking for gold, heavy minerals or gemstones in the field, the Geology.com store has a selection of gold pans, classifiers, guzzler bottles and books that can be helpful in your work.

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