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U.S. Geological Survey

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  • Ban more snakes, advocate urges: Front & Center

    Ban more snakes, advocate urges: Front & Center
    Two years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned the import and sale of Burmese pythons and three other species of non-native snakes that have disrupted sensitive ecosystems, especially Florida's Everglades. Now the agency is considering banning...
  • Intersex fish found in Pennsylvania rivers spur search for chemicals

    Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection has begun an extensive sampling of chemical contaminants in response to the discovery of intersex fish in three of the state's rivers, a department spokeswoman said. Male fish carrying eggs were...
  • Quake rocks Guatemala, Mexico, newborn baby among three dead

    GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A strong earthquake shook the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Monday, killing at least three people, including a newborn boy, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslides. Much of the damage from the 6.9-...
  • Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Big Bear Lake

    A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Monday morning six miles from Big Bear Lake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:51 a.m. PDT at a depth of 4.3 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from...
  • 4 killed, including baby, after magnitude-7.1 quake strikes Mexico, Guatemala

    4 killed, including baby, after magnitude-7.1 quake strikes Mexico, Guatemala
    A strong earthquake shook the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Monday, killing at least four people, including a newborn boy, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslides. The 6.9 magnitude quake struck near the frontier. Much of the...
  • 6.9 quake hits Mexico and Central America

    6.9 quake hits Mexico and Central America
    A powerful earthquake jolted a wide section of southern Mexico and Central America early Monday, killing at least three people and damaging dozens of buildings in Guatemala.   The 6.9 quake was felt as far north as Mexico City, through central Guatemala...
  • Ban more snakes, advocate urges

    Two years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned the import and sale of Burmese pythons and three other species of non-native snakes that have disrupted sensitive ecosystems, especially Florida's Everglades. Now the agency is considering banning...
  • Earthquake: 4.6 quake strikes near Big Bear Lake

    Earthquake: 4.6 quake strikes near Big Bear Lake
    A shallow magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported Saturday morning six miles from Big Bear Lake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:59 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.0 miles. The quake was originally listed as a 4.8 magnitude but...
  • 4.6 Big Bear earthquake felt across Southern California

    4.6 Big Bear earthquake felt across Southern California
    A 4.6 earthquake that hit the Big Bear area Saturday morning was felt over a large area, but there were no reports of damage. The quake struck at around 10 a.m. and was followed by several aftershocks. U.S. Geological Survey scientists Lucy Jones said...
  • Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Lone Pine, Calif.

    Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Lone Pine, Calif.
    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon 32 miles from Lone Pine, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:05 p.m. PDT time at a depth of 1.9 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 38...
  • Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Calipatria

    Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Calipatria
    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon seven miles from Calipatria according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:50 p.m. at a depth of 0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from...
  • Students join in naming contest for waterway

    During the 2012-2013 school year, the gifted and talented resource teacher at Carrolltowne Elementary School, Caterina Walsh-Manelli, divided her students into three teams and gave each group a project: Devise a name for one of three unnamed, Carroll...