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Geothermal in Utah

Posted: 03 May 2014 07:03 AM PDT

“A recent industry report by the Geothermal Energy Association shows 13 potential geothermal projects in varying stages of development in the state, mostly concentrated in a central Utah cluster.” Quoted from the Deseret News article.

Element 117

Posted: 03 May 2014 06:57 AM PDT

A team of chemists and physicists created and briefly observed four atoms of Element 117 – which transformed into daughter isotopes. It was first created in 2010 and the current experiment was confirmation.

2000 Dead in Afghan Landslide

Posted: 03 May 2014 06:29 AM PDT

A Reuters article reports that at least 2000 people died in the recent landslide in Afghanistan. Many survivors and people evacuated from dangerous nearby areas now are without shelter.

Afghanistan Landslide in Loess?

Posted: 03 May 2014 06:19 AM PDT

The Landslide Blog has photos and commentary on the recent landslide in Afghanistan that has killed at least hundreds of people. The slide occurred in very fine material with no boulders that may have been loess.

Recent Landslides in Baltimore

Posted: 03 May 2014 05:14 AM PDT

The Landslide Blog has several photos and videos of recent landslides in Baltimore, Maryland.

Streambed Sediments Near Oil and Gas Development

Posted: 03 May 2014 05:00 AM PDT

“During 2011–13, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the San Antonio River Authority and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, analyzed surface-water and streambed-sediment samples collected from 10 sites in the San Antonio River Basin to provide data for a broad range of constituents that might be associated with hydraulic fracturing and the produced waters that are a consequence of hydraulic fracturing.” Quoted from the USGS publication release.

Join America’s PrepareAthon!

Posted: 03 May 2014 04:52 AM PDT

“America’s PrepareAthon! is a campaign encouraging people across the nation to practice preparedness actions before a disaster or emergency strikes.” Quoted from the USGS press release.

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