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Tracking the Bad Guys: Toxic Algal Blooms
September 25 | United States Geological Survey

An aerial view of Lake Okeechobee in Florida shows an algal bloom. A third of all lakes studied by the USGS contained toxins produced by similar blooms. Photograph credit: Nicholas Aumen, USGS.

USGS Continues Response to Four Hurricanes
September 25 | United States Geological Survey
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USGS scientist Steve Hannes marks high water marks along the Colorado River after flooding from Harvey in Matagorda County, Texas.(Credit: Scott Green, USGS. Public domain.)

Tanzania Orders a Wall Build Around Tanzanite Mining Area
September 25 | Mining.com
Tanzanite: What You Need to Know About Color, Rarity, Value
September 25 | Geology.com
This violetish blue tanzanite is an exceptional faceted oval weighing 8.14 carats and measuring 14.4 x 10.5 x 7.6 millimeters in size. On the basis of its color and clarity, it would be rated in the top 1% of the tanzanite produced. It is easy to see why Tiffany's called tanzanite "the most beautiful blue stone to be discovered in 2000 years." Photo copyright by Richland Gemstones and used here with permission.

A TransAtlantic SubSea Cable - 6600 Kilometers Long and at Depths to 3352 Meters
September 25 | IT Wire
Small Earthquake Rattles North Korea, and the World*s Nerves
September 25 | The New York Times
Retired L.A. Sheriff*s Deputy Is Now an Earthquake Preparation Evangelist
September 25 | Los Angeles Times
Hurricane Maria Threatens to Brush Coastal North Carolina and Virginia Tidewater Areas
September 25 | Weather.com
Mexico City Quake Jolts Complacency Over Code Enforcement
September 24 | The New York Times
Hurricane Maria Expected to Pass Close to the Carolinas Next Week
September 24 | The Washington Post
Hurricane Maria expected path
Harvey. Irma. Maria. Why Is This Hurricane Season So Bad?
September 24 | The Washington Post
The Human Side of Volcanology
September 24 | Magma Cum Laude

Mount Hood in the distance as viewed from Portland Oregon. USGS photo by Ed Ruttledge.

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico Reels as Storm Turns Towards U.S. East Coast
September 24 | CNN
Hurricane Maria track map
Exceptionally Preserved Ancient Ships Discovered in the Black Sea
September 24 | Smithsonian.com
Brazilians Toil for Gold in Illegal Amazon Mines
September 23 | Reuters
Mexico City Apartment Block Was Built Only Months Ago. Why Did It Collapse?
September 23 | Time
IU Freshman Rescued After Surviving Three Days in a Cave
September 23 | Indiana Daily Student
The Latest on Synthetic Diamonds
September 23 | Gemological Institute of America
Quiet Volcanic Activity Changes Speed of Ambient Seismic Waves
September 23 | EOS Earth & Space Science News
Caribbean Sediment Traced to 1755 Portuguese Quake and Tsunami
September 23 | EOS Earth & Space Science News
M 6.2 - Mexico Hit By Another Strong Earthquake
September 23 | United States Geological Survey
Are Overly Optimistic Production Forecasts Throttling the Price of Oil?
September 22 | Bloomberg
Intact WWI German U-Boat Found Off the Coast of Belgium
September 22 | Smithsonian.com
NASA-Produced Damage Maps May Aid Mexico Quake Response
September 22 | NASA
Geologists Sound Alarm Over Future Landslides In Columbia Gorge
September 22 | KUOW.com
Why Seattle Geology Makes Earthquakes Worse
September 22 | King5.com
Hurricane Maria: Torrential Rainfall in Puerto Rico
September 22 | NASA Earth Observatory
rainfall map for Hurricane Maria
Changing Quality Mix is Affecting Crude Oil Price Differentials and Refining Decisions
September 21 | Energy Information Administration
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Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes
September 21 | National Public Radio
Wind and Warm Water Revved Up Melting Antarctic Glaciers
September 21 | NASA
Puerto Rico Entirely Without Power After Hurricane Maria Passes
September 21 | The Washington Post
Earthquake Death Toll in Mexico Passes 200
September 21 | ABC News
Satellite View: Maria and Jose Menace the Caribbean and North Atlantic
September 21 | NASA Earth Observatory
hurricanes Maria and Jose
Can You Tell Which Sapphire Is More $$$$$?
September 20 | JCK Online
Size Matters When it Comes to Extinction Risk
September 21 | BBC
Why Mexico Had Two Major Earthquakes This Month
September 21 | CNN
U.S. Forest Service Spent $2B on Fighting Wildfires in this Fire Season Alone
September 21 | Oregon Live
Hurricane Maria Does *Mind-Boggling* Damage to Dominica
September 21 | The New York Times
Hurricane Maria Anticipated Track Map
September 21 | NOAA: National Weather Service
Hurricane Maria Track Map
Hurricane Maria Hammered Puerto Rico With Force Not Seen in *Modern History*
September 21 | The Washington Post
Hurricane Irma Cut Power to Nearly 2/3 of Florida Electricity Customers
September 21 | Energy Information Administration
Florida power outages
Haynesville Shale Gas Production Hits 4-Year High
September 20 | Platts
After Brief Disruption Of Hurricanes, Oil and Gas Industry Seems Set for More Stability
September 21 | Forbes
Google Map of the San Andreas Fault - Zoom In On the Fault
September 20 | Geology.com
san andreas fault
The World Has Millions of Colors. Why Do We Only Name a Few?
September 20 | Smithsonian.com
Another Earthquake in Mexico - Kills Over 100, Topples Buildings
September 20 | CNN
Category 5 Hurricane Maria Closes in on Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
September 20 | CNN
Where Are the Virgin Islands ?
September 20 | Geology.com
Virgin Islands Map
The Weird, Wonderful Science Behind Titan*s Atmosphere
September 19 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Changes in Non-Extreme Precipitation May Have Not-So-Subtle Consequences
September 19 | National Science Foundation
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Hurricane Maria Approaches Puerto Rico
September 19 | National Hurricane Center
Hurricane Maria
Lawsuit Blames Earthquakes In Oklahoma On Natural Gas Industry
September 19 | Forbes
What is Hydraulic Fracturing?
September 19 | Geology.com
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Australia: Nationals Call on Federal Government to End Renewable Energy Subsidies
September 19 | ABC News
An American Aerosol in Paris
September 19 | NASA Earth Observatory
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On September 5, 2017, residents of the Pacific Northwest awoke to ash falling from the sky like snow. But even as ash hit the ground, wildfires burning across the western United States and Canada lofted smoke high into the atmosphere. Some of it drifted all the way to Europe. Image by NASA.

Do You Expect Me to Just Give Away My Data?
September 19 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Alberta Anticipates an Oil Sands Production Boom
September 19 | United Press International
Where Is Alberta?
September 19 | Geology.com
map of Alberta
Monitoring Ocean Change in the 21st Century
September 19 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Botswana Government Wants First Option to Buy *Exceptional* Diamonds
September 18 | Mining.com
Taking the Pulse of the Planet
September 18 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
North Korea Has Mineral Resources Valued at $10 Trillion
September 18 | Mining.com
Gold Miners Discover the Political Risk of Mining in Greece
September 18 | Mining.com
Where Is Greece?
September 18 | Geology.com
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Ancient Text Reveals New Clues to the Origin of Zero
September 18 | National Geographic
Indonesia Raises Alert Level for Gunung Agung Volcano
September 18 | Stuff.co.nz
Mexico*s Cataclysmic History of Earthquakes
September 18 | The Washington Post
Hurricane Jose Could Batter the East Coast with Tropical-Storm-Force Winds
September 18 | The Washington Post
Maria Is Now a Category 1 Hurricane
September 17 | CNN
Hurricane Maria About to Hit the Windward and Leeward Islands
September 17 | National Hurricane Center
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Map of Leeward and Windward Islands
September 17 | Geology.com
Windward and Leeward Islands
NASA*s Curiosity Mars Rover Climbing Toward Ridge Top
September 15 | NASA
Oil Sands Projects Started in 2014 About to Begin Operation
September 15 | Mining.com
Australia*s Newcrest Restarts Output at Part of Quake-Damaged Gold Mine
September 15 | Mining.com
NSF Awards $18.7 Million in Natural Hazards Research Grants
September 15 | National Science Foundation

Is It Time to Loosen Planetary Protection Rules for Mars
September 15 | Air and Space Magazine
Why Bacteria in Space Are Surprisingly Tough to Kill
September 15 | Smithsonian.com
Emerging Asian Economies Will Drive the Future Increase in World Energy Consumption
September 14 | Energy Information Administration

United States Is Now Shipping LNG to The Netherlands
September 14 | Reuters
In 2018 Canada Could Become the World*s 4th Largest Oil Producer at 5 MBPD
September 14 | Financial Post