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Current Congressional Appropriations for FY2017 Keep Geoscience Funding Relatively Flat

By Kasey White, GSA Director for Geoscience Policy

Washington, D.C. – With limited days in session before the election, the House and Senate are moving quickly on appropriations bills. 720 more words

Public Policy

Earthquake Strikes Off Tonga

An earthquake, measuring magnitude 6.4, has struck off the coast of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, deep beneath the earth’s surface. 57 more words

World

3.5 Magnitude Quake Rattles Rancho Cucamonga

RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBSLA.com) — A small earthquake rattled Rancho Cucamonga Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.5 magnitude quake hit at 7:28 p.m., more than four miles northwest of Rancho Cucamonga and five miles north of Upland. 24 more words

News

Preliminary Magnitude-3.5 Quake Strikes Near Rancho Cucamonga

A preliminary magnitude-3.5 earthquake struck Monday evening about 4 miles north-northwest of Rancho Cucamonga, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck at 7:28 p.m. 23 more words

Local News

USGS scientists sound another warning on amphibian extinctions

Focused local conservation efforts needed to stem slow the rapid decline

Staff Report

In an era that’s already being defined by an unprecedented global rate of species extinctions… 603 more words

Environment

Fountain Creek District board meeting recap

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Two projects to improve Fountain Creek will get underway soon after contracts were approved at Friday’s meeting of the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District.

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