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May 3, 2016

Apr. 28, 2016 — Normally, it takes weeks to repair the cracking or spalling of columns on just one bridge damaged in an earthquake. Now a team of researchers has developed a new process of fixing damaged bridge ... read more

Induced Earthquakes Come Under Closer Scrutiny

Apr. 20, 2016 — On March 28, the US Geological Survey issued a one-year seismic forecast for the United States that for the first time includes ground-shaking hazards from both natural and human-induced ... read more

Natural Disasters Since 1900: Over 8 Million Deaths, 7 Trillion US Dollars

Apr. 18, 2016 — More than seven trillion US dollars economic damage and eight million deaths via natural disasters since the start of the 20th century. These figures have been calculated using a database called ... read more

Threat of Climate Change Found to Be Key Psychological and Emotional Stressor

Apr. 5, 2016 — Climate change is a significant threat to the health of Americans, creating unprecedented health problems in areas where they might not have previously occurred, according to a report released April ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a way to forecast earthquakes based on slow fault movements caused by moving sub-layers of the Earth. The study may have major significance on the prediction of ... read more

Shifting Sands on Mars

Apr. 4, 2016 — Researchers are traveling to Iceland to better understand sand dunes found all over the planet Mars. They hope the Iceland site will show how Martian sands have changed, which could yield more clues ... read more

Disaster Plans Often Neglect Historic Preservation

Apr. 4, 2016 — Many communities fail to take historic preservation into account when planning for natural disasters, risking a loss of heritage and critical engines of the local economy in the event of catastrophe, ... read more

Researchers Reproduce Mechanism of Slow Earthquakes

Mar. 31, 2016 — Up until now, catching lightning in a bottle has been easier than reproducing a range of earthquakes in the laboratory, according to a team of seismologists who can now duplicate the range of fault ... read more

Fracking -- Not Wastewater Disposal -- Linked to Most Induced Earthquakes in Western Canada

Mar. 29, 2016 — A survey of a major oil and natural gas-producing region in Western Canada suggests a link between hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' and induced earthquakes in the ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — Researchers report 12 giant eruptions around the Snake River Plain in the United States between 8 and 12 million years ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Researchers have mapped the risk from wildfires close to cities across Europe. Cities and tourist areas such as Catalonia, Madrid and Valencia are among those most at risk of catastrophic damage from ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — The best way to figure out how something is made is to take it apart and put it back together again. That is what researchers have focused on in order to understand active volcanoes in ... read more

Speeding Up Accuracy of Flood Risk Assessment

Mar. 18, 2016 — Researchers hope to provide advances in the planning for flood risk, thanks to a new, faster method of assessing the highly complex factors that cause floods in a specific ... read more

Adaptation to Increasing Flood Risk in Europe Should Aim to Reduce Impact

Mar. 17, 2016 — Scientists investigated the benefits of four adaptation measures to reduce the increasing flood risk in Europe under state-of-the-art global warming projections under a high-end climate scenario. ... read more

Aviation and Volcanic Ash: Don't Build Model on Sand

Mar. 14, 2016 — Volcanic ash can damage jet engines, and volcanologists have developed a new empirical model for assessment of the risk. Their results show that tests using sand do not reflect the behavior of ash in ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — How does the ice on the polar caps change? And which are the geological characteristics of the Earth's crust beneath? Geophysicists will be able to answer these questions in the future using ... read more

Using Statistics to Predict Rogue Waves

Mar. 10, 2016 — Scientists have developed a mathematical model to derive the probability of extreme waves. This model uses multi-point statistics, the joint statistics of multiple points in time or space, to predict ... read more

News Coverage of Fukushima Disaster Found Lacking

Mar. 10, 2016 — A new analysis finds that US news media coverage following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan minimized health risks to the general ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — A recent study of past disturbance of the oyster beds in New York Harbor led by geoscientists is the first to link Europeans' overharvesting and disturbance of the ancient shellfish beds to loss ... read more

Faults Control the Amount of Water Flowing Into the Earth During Continental Breakup

Mar. 7, 2016 — New light has been shed on the processes by which ocean water enters the solid Earth during continental breakup. New research shows a direct link on geological timescales between fault activity and ... read more

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