Topic: U.S. Geological Survey
Scientists brought 10 Burmese pythons to South Carolina to test the validity of one study that said the snakes could survive as far north as Washington, D.C.
10/24/2010 08:44 pm
Mexico earthquake: The tremor struck about 72 miles south of Los Mochis, a city just inland from the coast in Sinaloa. It was centered at a relatively shallow depth of 5.6 miles.
10/22/2010 12:46 pm
China said Wednesday it will 'continue to provide rare earths to the world,' but it also plans to cut exports. Here's a Q&A on what all the fuss is about.
10/20/2010 12:39 pm
The Oklahoma earthquake that struck at the beginning of the work day, Wednesday, could be felt as far away as Kansas.
10/13/2010 10:39 pm
In Pictures Polar Bears
In 2009, more than 30,000 earthquakes struck an ancient lava field, opening up a five-mile long crevice. Sensors shoow that magma has risen to roughly a mile below the surface of the Earth, and eruptions remain possible.
09/26/2010 11:11 pm
Five Great Lakes states are suing Illinois to force it to close two shipping locks. But US officials are pursuing other ways to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, and even the Chicago mayor has a proposal.
09/17/2010 08:44 pm
For the first time, the extent of the world's mangrove forests have been mapped by satellite, and the results are discouraging.
08/20/2010 04:37 pm
Ecuador earthquake: The epicenter about 100 miles from the capital, Quito, but so far no reports of damage or injuries have been reported.
08/12/2010 01:44 pm
Wrong ribbit? North American Amphibian Monitoring Programs sends volunteers to listen for and count frogs and toads. But a new study shows that even expert observers (or listeners) make errors that may have skewed frog population assessments.
08/11/2010 05:13 pm