Topic: Michigan Technological University
Demand for metals on the world market is prompting a mining boom in Michigan's rural Upper Peninsula, where jobs are scarce. But possible environmental damage to forests, lakes, and rivers alarms some locals.
Rocks of the East Coast conduct earthquakes much better than rocks in the West. It means a moderate quake in rural Virginia can travel far and damage the Washington Monument.
08/24/2011 08:49 pm
An invasive mussel is devouring Lake Michigan's phytoplankton, the basis for the lake's food chain.
09/08/2010 03:14 pm
BP is leading the Gulf oil spill cleanup because it has a majority share in the well. Other companies connected to the Deepwater Horizon operation are helping, but not at their own expense – yet.
06/15/2010 02:45 pm
A scientist in Norway has developed an infrared volcanic ash detector that allows aircraft to see and avoid the Iceland volcanic ash clouds invisible to radar.
04/20/2010 03:50 pm
A long-running resource issue finally trickles down to more consumers.
06/10/2009 01:00 am