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Geology

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  • Message in a bottle found 54 years later in Arctic

    Message in a bottle found 54 years later in Arctic
    A message in a bottle, buried 54 years ago under a rock cairn in a remote Arctic valley on Canada’s northernmost island, could well be the last written words from a promising young glaciologist and explorer from Pasadena. The words from Paul T....
  • Former Scout leaders charged in destruction of Utah rock formation

    Former Scout leaders charged in destruction of Utah rock formation
    It took 20 million years of wind and water erosion to form an eye-catching, mushroom-shaped boulder in a Utah state park. Heaving the stone off its perch took a man just 10 seconds, and the action sparked international disgust. A pair of former Boy...
  • For sale (soon): 8 Corvettes; must be able to remove from sinkhole

    For sale (soon): 8 Corvettes; must be able to remove from sinkhole
    It gives a whole new meaning to the question, “Dude, where’s my car?”: Eight rare Corvettes were swallowed by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., on Wednesday. It was news that hit the Corvette community...
  • Water drainage around home requires understanding of gravity

    Water drainage around home requires understanding of gravity
    DEAR TIM: Spring is here, and so are the incessant heavy rains. I have several places near my house where water ponds. This can't be a good thing for my house, as I constantly am battling water in my basement and part of the house that has a crawlspace...
  • Scientists identify oldest crystal on Earth -- 4.4 billion years old

    Scientists identify oldest crystal on Earth -- 4.4 billion years old
    The oldest known material on Earth is a tiny bit of zircon crystal that has remained intact for an incredible 4.4 billion years, a study confirms. The ancient remnant of the early Earth may change the way we think about how our planet first formed. ...
  • Ohio earthquakes rattle up concerns about fracking

    A fracking operation at the eastern border of Ohio remained closed Wednesday, two days after a string of earthquakes stirred some people from their sleep and prompted state regulators to investigate whether the shale-drilling may have been a cause....
  • Public hearing set on proposed Hollywood quake-zone restrictions

    Public hearing set on proposed Hollywood quake-zone restrictions
    California geology officials will hold a public hearing Thursday on a proposed earthquake zone in Hollywood that would lead to restricted development in the rapidly growing area.  The public hearing for the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning...
  • Developer wants changes to Hollywood fault quake map

    Developer wants changes to Hollywood fault quake map
    An earthquake fault line should not be drawn underneath Blvd6200, one of Hollywood’s largest residential and commercial projects, a lawyer for the developer said Thursday. The lawyer, John M. Bowman, told the state Mining and Geology Board that...
  • Hollywood developer fights quake fault designation

    Hollywood developer fights quake fault designation
    An earthquake fault line should not be drawn underneath Blvd6200, one of Hollywood's largest residential and commercial projects, a lawyer for the developer said Thursday. The lawyer, John M. Bowman, told the state Mining and Geology Board that the...
  • L.A., Santa Monica buildings may sit atop quake faults

    L.A., Santa Monica buildings may sit atop quake faults
    The cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica in the last decade have approved more than a dozen construction projects on or near two well-known faults without requiring seismic studies to determine if the buildings could be destroyed in an earthquake,...
  • NASA's MAVEN mission blasts off to solve major Martian mystery

    NASA's MAVEN mission blasts off to solve major Martian mystery
    A rocket carrying NASA's MAVEN spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 1:28 p.m. ET Monday, on a mission to answer a profound mystery about Mars' planetary evolution: What happened to the atmosphere? The agency’s latest robotic explorer will...
  • Landscape committee hears public input

    Landscape committee hears public input
    Landscape architects and Laguna Beach planning commissioners are working to give the city's landscape-related policies teeth. The Landscape and Scenic Highways Element Committee's goal is to consolidate two existing documents that focus on landscape and...