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USGS Releases New Maps of Mars

The US Geological Survey has released new maps of Mars. “A new set of high-resolution geologic maps reveal complex geologic processes that suggest a dynamic, wet environment once existed on early Mars, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.”

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High-Resolution Maps Indicate a Past Watery Environment in Mars' "Grand Canyon"

If you’ve ever visited the Grand Canyon in the southwestern U.S. you know why it has the name it does—the vistas from the rim of this geological wonder are simply breathtaking, and it’s even more amazing to realize that it was all carved over the course of millions of years through the erosive action of the Colorado River. 264 more words

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4.9 Magnitude Quake Hits Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Earthquake Center reports that a magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit part of the Aleutian Islands chain.

The center says the quake struck about 12:43 p.m. 81 more words

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Wells Test Positive For Arsenic, Uranium

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Water from some private wells in Connecticut has tested positive for high levels of Arsenic and Uranium.

About 600 wells were tested by the U.S. 76 more words

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@USGS Monthly Groundwater News and Highlights: May 1, 2017

Click here to read the news. Here’s an excerpt:

A new USGS assessment suggests that brackish groundwater could help stretch limited freshwater supplies. The amount of fresh or potable groundwater in storage has declined for many areas in the United States and has led to concerns about the future availability of water for drinking-water, agricultural, industrial, and environmental needs.

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Earthquake Confirmed Just South Of City Of Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The United States Geological Survey has confirmed that a Monday morning earthquake shook Tarrant County.

According to the USGS the quake happened just after 11:00 a.m. 26 more words

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