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5.6 Earthquake Shakes Colombia, Ecuador

(CBS SF) — A strong earthquake has shaken an area of South America along the Colombia-Ecuador border region Monday.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake struck at 12:33 Pacific Time with a magnitude of 5.6 and was located about 70 miles northeast of Quito, Ecuador. 191 more words

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Offshore 4.2 Magnitude Quake Shakes North Coast

EUREKA (CBS SF) — An offshore earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 shook the California North Coast region near Fortuna early Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. 285 more words

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25 Years After Loma Prieta Earthquake, Numerous Advances Made In Early Warning Systems

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — In 1989, a gallon of gas was just less than a dollar, the first episode of “The Simpsons” aired on TV, and the first GPS satellites were launched into orbit. 391 more words

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Crawford & Company Ready to Assist Bermuda with Approaching Hurricane

The eye of a powerful Category 3 storm with 125 mph winds and higher gusts is moving toward the British territory of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. 325 more words

Catastrophe

Davis Science Café on November 12th @CityHallTavern: Sea Otters and Ecosystem Health

The next Davis Science Café will feature U.S. Geological Survey geneticist Liz Bowen, who will explain what sea otters can tell us about marine ecosystem health. 87 more words

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2011 US glyphosate (roundup) usage: graphic and statistics

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Glyphosate is the chemical name for “Roundup,” which is now sold in many non-Monsanto, non-Roundup formulations.

Statistics for Glyphosate usage in the USA:

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Food + Ag Politics

Unhealthy mercury levels found in 25 percent of U.S. streams

National assessment by USGS pinpoints regional mercury hotspots

Staff Report

FRISCO — Widespread mercury contamination is one of the many signs of continued global environmental degradation. 492 more words

Environment