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US geologists link small quakes to fracking

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes to the intensely scrutinized drilling method called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas ...

Apr 12, 2014 3.2 / 5 (6) 2

The science of sinkholes

A devastating sinkhole occurred in Florida on February 28, 2013, raising questions and concerns about this incredible phenomenon. Around 20% of the U.S. lies in areas susceptible to sinkhole events, highlighting ...

Mar 06, 2013 3.2 / 5 (5) 0

The first true view of global erosion

Every mountain and hill shall be made low, declared the ancient prophet Isaiah. In other words: erosion happens. But for the modern geologist a vexing question remains: how fast does this erosion happen?

Jul 27, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 0