Topic: U.S. Geological Survey
One in a series of mysterious mass bird deaths in the past month was the product of a USDA avicide program, which began as operation Bye Bye Blackbird in the 1960s.
01/20/2011 03:27 pm
Scientists have detailed a California superstorm scenario that could destroy up to a quarter of homes in the state.
01/19/2011 12:34 am
Wednesday's earthquake in southwest Pakistan is of a magnitude similar to a deadly 2005 temblor in northwest Pakistan. The earthquake was also felt in neighboring countries.
01/18/2011 05:08 pm
Scientists had thought the Haiti earthquake a year ago released stress on a well-known fault. It didn't. Instead, it revealed faults that scientists didn't know existed.
01/12/2011 07:53 pm
A whopping 100-ounce gold nugget found in California last spring will go to auction March 15. The mega-find and high gold prices have triggered a new gold rush in them thar hills.
01/10/2011 06:43 pm
More than 8,000 residents reported shaking from the earthquake. San Francisco is some 60 miles north of the quake's epicenter.
01/08/2011 12:24 pm
Aflockalypse: Despite alarming headlines about dead birds plummeting from the sky, biologists say that mass die-offs happen all the time, and do not necessarily augur catastrophe, either biblical or environmental, or any kind of 'aflockalypse.'
01/07/2011 01:48 pm
It's not unheard of that birds fall from the sky or fish die off en masse – but all at once around the world? Hard cold snaps are emerging as a likely cause of some of the bird deaths and fish die-offs.
01/05/2011 01:06 pm
Just days after more than 1,000 birds fall from the sky over Beebe, Ark., another batch of blackbirds has dropped in Pointe Coupee Parish, La. What's going on?
01/04/2011 12:23 pm
An Indiana earthquake Thursday, measured at a magnitude of 3.8, is the strongest ever recorded in that part of the state, which rarely sees earthquakes. No damage has been reported.
12/30/2010 01:23 pm