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Earthquakes? Volcanoes? Not this time, anyway...
The seismometer on our campus was going crazy today. Usually such high levels of seismic activity are cause for great concern, due to the rapid movement of magma in the crust, or an impending [...]
What I found first. I was driving a narrow winding country road looking for small Precambrian outcrops poking through Tertiary fill. I found one and luckily there was a pull-out directly across from it. I stopped to take photos [...]
Drawing by Jake Biewer of CSU Stanislaus
I've got a delightful new project these days. As I've mentioned many times, our region has a wonderful new natural history museum in our Science Community Center. The Great Valley Museum has existed for more [...]
In my line of work, I throw time around a lot. In almost everything I write, I casually
Karachi is the most populated city in Pakistan with around 24,000,000 inhabitants – just as many as Australia. Since many years a nuclear power plant (NPP) is located just a few miles outside the city at the shore. Ongoing work on new reactors [...]
ADOT announced today that US89 will re-open on March 27, more than two years after a landslide tore up a section of the highway causing $45 million in direct costs and uncounted economic losses to the city of Page and commercial traffic routed [...]
Discover the Ice Age Floods on YouTube The city of Seattle and surrounding areas are underlain by faults, glacial sediments and fill placed by humans. This video illustrates why this is important. You might be
Al Jazeera's online podcast, "The Stream" webcast a show recently on the land exchange approved to allow the Resolution Copper mine in Superior, Arizona, to develop one of largest underground copper mines in the world.
The episode is [...]
Thursday to see Der Fledermaus at the Vancouver Opera House. This is Johann Strauss’s classic waltz opera of marital infidelity and mistaken identity. And the prime sponsor is Goldcorp, a Vancouver-based successful mining house. [...]
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Makran Earthquake and Tsunami. On 27 November, 1945, an earthquake of magnitude Mw8.1 occurred at the Makran Subduction Zone offshore Pakistan. A large tsunami was triggered that reached the coasts of [...]