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Pair Of Strong Earthquakes Strike Southern Mexico

VERACRUZ, Mexico (CBS/AP) – A strong earthquake shook Mexico’s Gulf Coast early Tuesday, just hours after another moderate tremor hit near the Guatemala border.

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News

USGS: Streamflow Increasing in Eastern #MissouriRiver Basin, Decreasing Elsewhere

Here’s the release from the United States Geological Survey (Parker Norton/Marisa Lubeck):

Video footage of an interview with lead USGS scientist Parker Norton is available…

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Colorado Water

The Most Detailed Map of Mars Yet

Are you angling for a seat aboard Elon Musk’s first mission to Mars?  Or are you content to admire the red planet from the comfort of your home on Earth?   269 more words

Maps

Environment: USGS study shows neonicotinoid pesticide pollution common in Midwest streams

Concentrations in some streams are high enough to kill aquatic organisms

By Summit Voice

FRISCO — Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey studying streams in the Midwest have found levels of neonicotinoid insecticides at up to 20 times the concentrations deemed toxic to aquatic organisms. 553 more words

Environment

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Five Restless and Erupting Alaska Volcanoes Keep Scientists Busy

The following is this week’s edition of “Volcano Watch” from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Do you want to know which volcanoes in the United States are erupting? 812 more words

Travel

July 23 - Bird's Eye View

Today’s factismal: The first Landsat was launched 42 years ago; we are now up to Landsat 8.

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Famous Scientists

Big Data: history to scale

Very detailed blog about a useful online mapping project making available of thousands of historical USGS maps of the US from 1882 to the present in a singel interface: Big Data: history to scale.

Geographical Education