Tag Archives: United States Geological Survey

CO2 causes earthquakes, is there anything it can’t do?

From the University of Texas at Austin  and the “if a small earthquake happens in the boonies, does anyone care?” department comes this press release that the anti-frackers will most certainly seize upon. Note the word “probably” in the headline … Continue reading

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Groundwater unaffected by shale gas production in Arkansas

From Duke University , something sure to irritate people like Josh Fox, Joe Romm,  and Bill McKibben who are certain that fracking is terrible. DURHAM, N.C. — A new study by scientists at Duke University and the U.S. Geological Survey … Continue reading

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Saturday Silliness: Tamino aka Grant Foster fracks himself

People send me stuff. This morning my inbox had a forwarded Twitter item about a Tammy post where supposedly none of what McIntyre discovered about the dating problems in Marcott et al hockey stick “matter”, because “Tamino” has proven otherwise, … Continue reading

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M4.1 Earthquake in Los Angeles area

From USGS: Earthquake Details This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

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Part 2 of “On Sallenger et al (2012) – Hotspot of Accelerated Sea Level Rise on the Atlantic Coast of North America”

Guest post by Bob Tisdale This is a follow-up to my recent post On Sallenger et al (2012) – Hotspot of Accelerated Sea Level Rise on the Atlantic Coast of North America. It confirms a comment I made there and … Continue reading

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Earthquake in Acapulco

7.8 preliminary estimated strength Blogging on phone more to follow http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/?region=1&id=pacific.TIBPAC.2012.03.20.1813

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AGU President on Gleick’s “shocking fall from grace”: “His transgression cannot be condoned, regardless of his motives.”

AGU President’s message We must remain committed to scientific integrity 27 February 2012 During the third week of February our global community of Earth and space scientists witnessed the shocking fall from grace of an accomplished AGU member who betrayed … Continue reading

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“Dramatic” response by flora & fauna to climate change

Birds, plants, and animals adapt to changing weather patterns, who knew? News Release Dramatic Links Found Between Climate Change, Elk, Plants, and Birds Missoula, MT – Climate change in the form of reduced snowfall in mountains is causing powerful and cascading shifts … Continue reading

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Dallas earthquake not caused by fracking… And neither was the Ohio quake.

Guest post by David Middleton Wow! I woke up Friday morning to news that a 2.0 Md earthquake struck about a mile and a half from my office. I was sleeping at home, about 7 miles from the epicenter, and … Continue reading

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5.9 Earthquake in Virginia

Note: USGS upgraded to 5.9 from the 5.8 preliminary estimate Between Richmond and Charlottesville (h/t Corey S) More:

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WTF? US Geological Survey studying rice, fungus, & climate

From this USGS Press Release. What, you don’t have enough earthquakes to chase or maps to make? Read your mission statement when you applied to congress for funding: The USGS plays a crucial role in protecting the public from natural … Continue reading

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Now it’s climate change to be killing the Joshua trees

Study based on fossil sloth dung found in desert caves and packrat middens From the US Geological Survey, because doing mapping and boundary lines are sooo yesterday: Uncertain Future for Joshua Trees Projected with Climate Change FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Temperature … Continue reading

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JPL: Japan Quake May Have Shortened Earth Days, Moved Axis

From NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab: The March 11, magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan may have shortened the length of each Earth day and shifted its axis. But don’t worry-you won’t notice the difference. Using a United States Geological Survey estimate … Continue reading

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6.3 quake in Christchurch, NZ, 65 deaths reported

Note aftershocks ranging from  5.6 to 4.5 have also been felt in the last few hours. Here is a list of quakes. We wish our Kiwi friends well, and hope that the quake is not as bad as first reports … Continue reading

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USGS enters the weather porn business with ARkStorm

It used to be enough to push worry about El Niño in the news, now the USGS takes it to whole new level. I don’t dispute the historical evidence of the 1861/62 flooding, but scaring the crap out of the … Continue reading

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Dueling press releases – which is it: dead or weakened?

It’s AGU week in San Francisco, of course that means the annual barrage of science by press release. I was struck by this juxtaposition of two press releases at Eurekalert this morning. Note the headlines of the screencap below: Here … Continue reading

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Arsenic and post-haste: another example of the broken peer review process turned “science by press release”

Did “go fever” push NASA to publicly announce science to the MSM that wasn’t well peer reviewed? WUWT readers may recall that I conjectured about the cryptic press release NASA made last week that set the blogosphere afire. See NASA’s … Continue reading

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