Topic: U.S. Geological Survey
Federal officials began to survey the damage caused by hurricane Irene – from continued power outages to communities still stranded by floodwaters.
08/30/2011 08:49 pm
Hurricane Irene continued on a path early Friday to lash much of the East Coast – and not just coastal areas. Inland areas of the mid-Atlantic and New England are at risk of flash floods.
08/26/2011 10:33 am
First came an earthquake in Colorado. Then Virginia's quake shook the US from South Carolina to New England. Finally, San Francisco had a rattler as well. Are they connected?
08/24/2011 04:48 pm
Peru earthquake: The US Geological Survey reports that a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has occurred in northern Peru, near the Brazilian border.
08/24/2011 04:09 pm
Fault lines in the East are not as apparent or as active as in the West, but certain stresses can lead to a rupture. Tuesday's East Coast Earthquake was the biggest in 100 years.
08/23/2011 07:37 pm
Virginia quake: A 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook much of Washington, D.C. and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City.
08/23/2011 03:45 pm
Colorado earthquake: A magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook the state late Monday, with an epicenter about 180 miles south of Denver, Colorado.
08/23/2011 10:28 am
This month the US approved four wells for drilling by Shell Oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska, an energy frontier. But Shell's plan to recover after an oil spill is completely inadequate, given the region's remoteness and weather.
08/17/2011 10:28 am
The failure of a recent expedition to find any invasive Asian carp near Lake Michigan – though DNA traces say they are there – has shipping interests claiming victory and others calling foul.
08/05/2011 08:01 pm
A timeline of the precious metal's effects on the world – from gold rush to gold standard.
07/16/2011 11:53 am