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Calif. lawmakers extend landmark climate change law ten years
Nearly 20 'micro-quakes' hit near the Salton Sea
Earthquake advisory issued for Southern California
Risk of big earthquake on San Andreas fault rises after quake swarm at Salton Sea
The San Andreas Fault Is Definitely Showing Signs Of Large-Scale Movement
06/22/2016, by Jenna Amatulli, Huffington Post
When the fault line starts rockin’... run for the hills!
New observations confirm that the San Andreas Fault System, the massive tectonic boundary underneath much of California, is showing definite signs of movement, according to a post at the University of Hawaii’s website.
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The Three R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
The three R's - reduce, reuse and recycle - all help to cut down on the amount of waste we throw away. They conserve natural resources, landfill space and energy. Plus, the three R's save land and money communities must use to dispose of waste in landfills. Siting a new landfill has become difficult and more expensive due to environmental regulations and public opposition.
Adidas’ limited edition sneakers are made from recycled ocean wasteby James Vincent, June 8, 2016
Last year, Adidas unveiled a prototype 3D-printed sneaker made from recycled plastic ocean waste. The design was a collaboration with Parley for the Oceans, an organization that raises awareness about the environmental destruction of the oceans. Now, Adidas and Parley have launched a competition to give 50 fans the chance to win a pair of the limited edition shoes. The design of the sneakers, says Adidas, the sole doesn't appear to be 3D-printed any more, and while the original prototypes were too stiff to run in, the new shoes are supposed to be as functional as any other sold by the company.
New Insight on Ground Shaking from Man-Made EarthquakesReleased: 4/23/2015
Man-made activities like fracking have triggered a sharp increase in earthquakes since 2009 in the central and eastern U.S., according to a new report from the United States Geological Survey. "The increase has been linked to industrial operations that dispose of wastewater by injecting it into deep wells," the USGS said. Scientists have identified 17 areas within eight states—Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas—with increased levels of man-induced seismicity. “These earthquakes are occurring at a higher rate than ever before and pose a much greater risk to people living nearby,” Mark Petersen of the USGS said.
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Redwood poaching spreads to national forests
Redwood burl poaching spreads from national park to national forests
By Jeff Barnard, Associated Press Writer
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- The poaching of knobby growths on ancient redwood trees has spread to national forests in Northern California and Oregon.The growths, known as burls, appear at the base of redwood trees, where they send out sprouts. Their intricate grain is prized for furniture and decorations.
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Our Year of Extremes: Did Climate Change Just Hit Home?
California's signature initiative to fight global warming will get another decade of life after lawmakers from both parties joined Gov. Jerry Brown in extending the law credited with reducing the state's carbon footprint.
October 31, 2016, by Shelby Grad
A series of small earthquakes struck near the Salton Sea area overnight.
Nearly 20 micro-quakes — the strongest measuring magnitude 3.3, with others much smaller — struck the town of Niland near the eastern shore of the Salton Sea,
according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A magnitude 3.6 quake was recorded near Salton City on the west side of the Salton Sea.
CBS NEWS September 30, 2016
The California Office of Emergency Services (OES) issued an earthquake advisory warning
residents and officials in Ventura, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange,
Los Angeles, Kern and Imperial counties that there was a greater possibility of a
major earthquake through Oct. 4.
9/30/2016, by Rong-Gong Lin II
The rumbling started Monday morning deep under the Salton Sea. A rapid succession of small earthquakes —
three measuring above magnitude 4.0 — began rupturing near Bombay Beach, continuing for more than 24 hours.
Before the swarm started to fade, more than 200 earthquakes had been recorded.