Topic: U.S. Geological Survey
Ash cloud from Iceland's spewing volcano halted air traffic across a wide swath of Europe on Thursday.
04/15/2010 07:49 pm
Global News Blog Ash from Iceland volcano shuts all British airports and affects air travel across northern Europe
A spreading plume of ash from an erupting Iceland volcano shut all British airports and effected air travel across northern Europe. The precautions reflect protocols developed after volcanic ash almost caused two disastrous crashes in 1982.
04/15/2010 11:40 am
The American landscape is becoming less American as plants from Europe and Asia invade open spaces, crowding out native species and lessening the nation's biological diversity.
04/15/2010 09:35 am
A China earthquake left at least 400 people dead and 10,000 injured, as rescue teams rushed to northwestern Qinghai Province.
04/14/2010 01:29 pm
The magnitude 7.2 Mexico earthquake on Sunday, centered in northern Baja California, did not inflict nearly the damage that the 7.0 earthquake did in Haiti. Credit quake-resistant building standards and, perhaps, the distance of population centers from the epicenters.
04/05/2010 06:37 pm
Sunday's 7.2-magnitude Mexicali earthquake killed only two, despite being stronger than the Jan. 12 Haiti quake that killed more than 200,000 and made 1 million homeless. Why?
04/05/2010 06:06 pm
A major 7.2 quake, centered near Mexicali, Mexico, struck Sunday afternoon. At least one person was reported killed. The quake was felt in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Tijuana.
04/04/2010 11:42 pm
Changing rainfall patterns have increased the number and severity of floods. Better forecasts and improved flood management have helped, but planners need to do more to reduce risks and boost community resilience.
04/03/2010 06:28 pm
Since the Chile earthquake, dozens of US engineers have visited Santiago and other affected cities to study the failures and successes of building codes here. They say it provides valuable insights for California.
04/02/2010 11:07 am
USGS scientists want to monitor recent earthquake info through Twitter.
03/19/2010 11:32 am