Geology 300: Physical Geology

Geology 301: Physical Geology Lab

Geology 305: Earth Science

Geology 306: Earth Science Lab

 

Instructor: Arthur Reed

 

2015 Earth Sciences topics/events making news…

 ...with emphasis on California news

 

Remember the principles of the scientific method when evaluating news stories!

 

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·            December 2015

·        Finish line could finally be in sight for Cemex 12-30-15

·        First earthquake zone maps released for Lake Tahoe Basin 12-29-15

·        No end in sight as repair work on Ca's sinking land costs billions 12-26-15

·        SoCal Gas pinpoints the site of a leaking well near Porter Ranch 12-27-15

·        Solar is in, biomass energy is out 12-31-15

·        US rig count down 2 this week to 698 12-31-15

·        California snowpack exceeds average for first time in years 12-23-15

·        Climate change scientists exchange verbal punches over all 12-21-15

·        High-speed rail The next step 12-25-15

·        San Andreas May Be a 'Zipper' Fault 12-21-15

·        Calif. draws fire for offering $2.7B to storage projects 12-18-15

·        Court Rejects Motion by Environmental Groups in BLM Fracking Rule Case 12-18-15

·        110-year record of Greenland shows ice loss accelerating 12-17-15

·        How unchecked pumping is sucking aquifers dry in India 12-14-15

·        State's biggest desal plant to open What it means 12-13-15

·        Battle Continues Against Fracking Near Schools 12-18-15

·        The Hidden Climate Threat That Gas Companies Noticed, But Rarely Fixed 12-14-15

·        (editorial) US rig count declines by 28 this week to 709 12-11-15

·        Sierra Nevada confirmed to be 40 million years old 12-14-15

·        Glimmers of climate deal emerge, backed by nontraditional coalition 12-10-15

·        5 things to know about uranium found in Central Ca drinking water 12-8-15

·        Uranium contaminates water in Central California 12-8-15

·        State closes 17 abandoned mines near Moab 12-9-15

·        Mining sector in turmoil as Anglo American sheds 85,000 jobs 12-8-15

·        Fracking poses problems for Central Valley farming, study says 12-9-15

·        The Invisible Spill Spewing the Gases of a Half-Million Cars 12-4-15

·        Signatures being collected for SOAR measures 12-7-15

·        Archaeologists unearth slice of pre-1906 earthquake Chinatown 12-11-15

·        More Fukushima radiation detected off West Coast 12-8-15

·        State demands plan to stop huge gas leak in Porter Ranch 12-10-15

·        City efforts to cut rowdy behavior around Cal Poly show results 12-3-15

·        (blog) Who’s behind big, bad Delta island water grab 12-4-15

·        Marcellus researchers expand focus to other fracking hot spots 12-3-15

·        Ca Regulators Cite Subsidence in Clamping Down on Freeport 12-2-15

·        NE Valley residents still ballistic over bullet train routes 12-3-15

·        High Speed Rail Authority Tests Rock for Tunnel 12-3-15

·        Italy’s supreme court clears L’Aquila earthquake scientists for good 12-1-15

 

·            November 2015

·        Scientists Unlock Mysteries Of World's Most Massive Volcano 11-27-15

·        EPA questions downplaying fracking's impact on drinking water 11-30-15

·        Leader of state’s embattled oil agency resigns 11-30-15

·        What happened to regulators' vows to make steam injections safe 11-28-15

·        US rig count declines by 13 this week to 744 11-25-15

·        Ca farmland could vanish as water shortages loom 11-26-15

·        Discovery of faults delays draining Bay Area's Anderson Reservoir 11-28-15

·        Ca Major fault near reactors links to 2nd crack 11-28-15

·        App tracks risks, ranks hazards of nearby earthquake faults 11-25-15

·        Calif, a climate model for the world, has work to do at home 11-19-15

·        Chemical Leak May Have Contaminated Alameda Co Water 11-25-15

·        Colorado area open to Superfund cleanup after mine spill 11-21-15

·        Despite oil bust, Texas prepares more students for oil jobs 11-21-15

·        El Niño bringing California a big snow season 11-25-15

·        Gas company criticized for uncontrolled methane leak in SoCal 11-25-15

·        Pelosi calls 'robust' RFS key to curbing climate change 11-21-15

·        SoCal Water agency's land purchase rattles California farmers 11-22-15

·        US rig count declines by 10 this week to 757, 11-21-15

·        Warped Vasquez Canyon Road turns into temporary tourist stop 11-22-15

·        What Chemicals Are Used in Fracking 11-25-15

·        LA Metropolitan WD will try to buy delta islands for water storage 11-11-15

·        California's first offshore wind farm proposed near Hearst Castle 11-9-15

·        Mine Disasters Seen Showing Cost of Cheap Waste Solutions 11-19-15

·        Planning Commission approves new wells at Price Canyon oil field 11-14-15

·        Santa Barbara County Receives $60,000 in Grants to Strengthen Oil Spill Readiness 11-19-15

·        US rig count declines by 4 this week to 767, 11-14-15

·        Melting Greenland glacier heightens fears of rising seas 11-14-15

·        Health officials order gas company to help residents impacted by leaking well 11-20-15

·        How Moderate Regulation Can Appease Both Sides of the Fracking Debate 11-17-15

·        Law angers suction dredge miners; Enviros say needed to keep mercury out of food 11-14-15

·        CO2 -- Earth Passes Into ‘Uncharted Territory’ 11-20-15

·        Colorado officials dispute EPA's claim they played a role in toxic mine spill 11-15-15

·        Earthquakes Could Trigger Massive Supervolcano Eruptions 11-15-15

·        Enviros sue Calif. county over oil wells 11-18-15

·        EPA Finding on Fracking's Water Pollution Disputed by Its Own Scientists 11-20-15

·        Groundwater study -- the tap could run dry 11-16-15

·        (column) What's behind a bid to shift dollars from the bullet train to water projects 11-19-15

·        (Q and A) Massive El Niño gains strength 11-20-15

·        1,000 California homeowners to get funds to protect homes from earthquakes 11-19-15

·        3 states work to share the Colorado's waters 11-14-15

·        California crews working to stop natural gas leak outside Los Angeles 11-14-15

·        Catalina Island unlocking clues to sea-level rises 11-14-15

·        Dong Energy Planning Biggest Offshore Wind Farm for U.S. Waters 11-11-15

·        (comment) Dueling drought relief bills reveal stark differences 11-8-15

·        (column) What are Met's intentions as new Delta dweller 11-12-15

·        UC scientists test inexpensive way to capture El Niño rains 11-12-15

·        El Niño is here, and it'll be 'one storm after another like a conveyor belt' 11-13-15

·        Crews making progress in stopping gas leak near Porter Ranch 11-10-15

·        (comment) Focus on the message, not the messenger, in anti-oil activities 11-13-15

·        Ballot proposal would divert high-speed rail money to water 11-13-15

·        Nevada County Board of Sups delays action on appeal of N Star Mine 11-11-15

·        La Conchita residents say 'affordability' makes landslides worth risking 11-7-15

·        MBARI scientists study underwater avalanches 11-9-15

·        Big lava reservoirs found, but Mount St. Helens not set to explode 11-11-15

·        (comment) Ivanpah's benefits only starting to be felt 11-1-15

·        Groups press federal appeals court to block large Calif. wind farm 11-3-15

·        Ice, a moderator of climate, will change Arctic and planet when it leaves 11-4-15

·        Scientists Study Links Between Climate Change and Extreme Weather 11-6-15

·        Why a UCR economist says there is no drought 11-1-15

·        Fracking Injection Wells Not Causing Texas Earthquakes, Says Commission 11-5-15

·        Gov.  takes heat for asking state officials to research oil and gas on ranch 11-6-15

·        (column) Drought transforms Valley, right in our own backyards 11-1-15

·        State Depart of Toxic Substance Control Begins Work on Faulty 11-3-15

·        Bay Area to test landslide early-warning system during El Niño 11-4-15

 

·            October 2015

·        More trouble for governor's rail project 10-31-15

·        (editorial) Blueprint for harvesting California’s sun and wind 10-25-15

·        Mathematicians, Physicist, Expert Throw Wrenches Climate Summit 10-30-15

·        Egypt finds way to make salt water drinkable with half the energy 10-28-15

·        Stanford maps underground water - taking guesswork out of well drilling 10-30-15

·        Levee breach transforms Sears Point farmland back into wetlands 10-26-15

·        House GOP revives bill protecting firms that clean up mines 10-30-15

·        For Two Weeks, California Town Has Averaged One Earthquake Per Hour 10-28-15

·        400-plus small quakes jolt East Bay city in recent weeks 10-28-15

·        Fewer plants need in-depth earthquake risk analyses -- NRC 10-29-15

·        State closes 33 more oil field injection wells 10-17-15

·        USGS slams study's claim of 99.9 percent chance of large L.A. quake 10-22-15

·        Triggered earthquakes give insight into below Earth’s surface 10-20-15

·        Why a 99.9 percent earthquake prediction is 100 percent controversial 10-23-15

·        How Rain Turns Dirt into Disaster 10-23-15

·        California’s next worry -- mudslides from El Niño rains 10-23-15

·        Company aims to sell groundwater from Mojave Desert 10-23-15

·        Fracking can cause nearby abandoned wells to leak methane 10-21-15

·        Gov. Brown's link between climate change and wildfires unsupported, experts say 10-18-15

·        Desert solar power plant has a pollution problem 10-19-15

·        Eagle Mountain hydroelectric project gets state approval 10-20-15

·        Some say there's gold in them thar tunnels 10-21-15

·        Entrepreneurs Find Innovative New Uses for Old Mines 10-22-15

·        Probe finds EPA error caused mine spill it hoped to avoid 10-23-15

·        Ca bullet train project is attracting interest but not funding 10-9-15

·        California Leads a Quiet Revolution 10-5-15

·        Solar and wind just passed another big turning point 10-5-15

·        El Niño -- when will it start raining in California 10-9-15

·        As monster El Niño looms, the world rushes to get ready 10-9-15

·        Massive El Niño is now 'too big to fail,' scientist says 10-9-15

·        Enviro Activists Call for End to Fracking Plans at Long Beach 10-8-15

·        Senators want drilling ban on outer continental shelf 10-8-15

·        El Nino rains could aggravate earthquake fissures 10-2-15

·        CSUSB hike to San Andreas fault shakes up earthquake myths 10-16-15

·        Mapping 100 Years of Earthquakes, in 3-D, 10-15-15

·        Hayward Fault Overdue for Destruction 10-14-15

·        Eagle Mountain mine site hydropower project clears another hurdle 10-16-15

·        Alien landscape may hold clues to life out there 10-15-15

·        State bumps high-speed rail bid deadline into November 10-13-15

·        Fracking Studies Overwhelmingly Indicate Threats To Health 10-16-15

·        Fracking Study Ties Water Contamination To Surface Spills 10-13-15

·        Freeman Dyson on climate change, interstellar travel, fusion, more 10-12-15

·        El Niño -- wet winter likely across Ca, not just in south 10-16-15

·        Lawmaker looks at proposal to ship water from Alaska to Ca 10-14-15

·        Groundwater -- resource remains vast but difficult to define 10-13-15

·        Drill to tap into Peninsula aquifer 10-13-15

·        Why the Earth’s past has scientists so worried about Atlantic’s circulation 10-13-15

·        N Atlantic Drift Change Oct 2015

 

·            September 2015

·        Are Solar Power Towers Doomed in California 9-26-15

·        US rig count declines by 4 this week to 838 9-26-15

·        (comment) Ca reaps bitter harvest of environmental extremism 9-20-15

·        Ca seeks to build one of world's largest recycled water programs 9-22-15

·        (column) Past tsunami strikes wreaked havoc on California 9-26-15

·        The Struggle to Keep the Ocean out of California’s Coastal Aquifers 9-24-15

·        New California water bond seeks to plug funding holes 9-25-15

·        (comment) What the Nepal earthquakes mean to California 9-27-15

·        China to launch cap-and-trade system to work with US 9-25-15

·        Oil company operating in Price Canyon applies for aquifer exemption 9-24-15

·        Amid acrimony over abandoned mines

·        Bill would require water board permit for suction dredge mining 9-22-15

·        Scientists see a future of El Niño-fueled coastal erosion 9-22-15

·        Deepest earthquakes seem to be seasonal but we don’t know why 9-24-15

·        UCSD wins $5.2 million for earthquake simulator 9-25-15

·        Mayan steps above Azusa gone as mining company reshapes hillside 9-15-15

·        State legislature passes bill to continue Diablo Canyon oversight 9-17-15

·        This new technology converts sea water into drinking water in minutes 9-15-15

·        Weekly US oil and natural gas rig count falls by 16 to 848, 9-12-15

·        Chile confronts major quake with fortified buildings 9-18-15

·        Chile earthquake -- disaster planning pays off 9-17-15

·        Companies working on oil wastewater plant facility in Bakersfield 9-12-15

·        Northern Calif Valley fire damages part of huge geothermal power generator 9-15-15

·        Public Responds to ERG Cyclic Steam Project 9-18-15

·        Sierra snowpack bleakest in 500 years, scientists say 9-14-15

·        State legislation could lift gold mining ban 9-18-15

·        The Mothers of All Disasters 9-2-15

·        Slide in gold price brings an end to mining operations near Trona 9-1-15

·        Oil interests mislead about vehicle monitoring 9-1-15

·        Earth has 3 trillion trees but they're falling at alarming rate 9-2-15

·        Drought and heat waves are much more likely to mix, researchers say 9-1-15

·        (column) More oilfield water to irrigate Kern crops 9-2-15

·        (editorial) California's desert deserves permanent protection 9-10-15

·        Drought is killing California’s hydroelectric power 9-9-15

·        Assemblyman Gray introduces water storage bill 9-5-15

·        Purified wastewater triggers release of arsenic within aquifer 9-5-15

·        (editorial) Drip, drip goes the desalination plant permit process 9-9-15

·        A monster El Niño is likely, but there are 'no guarantees' 9-11-15

·        Interior defends plan for drilling on Calif. public lands 9-9-15

·        Oil and Gas Companies Aren’t Reporting Water Use 9-10-15

·        (sidebar to story above) Q and A about damaging oilfield wastewater 9-6-15

·        Farm flooding could address overdraft 9-10-15

·        Ca citrus farmers pull up trees, dig reservoirs to survive drought 9-11-15

·        Showdown on Syar quarry expansion planned for October 9-5-15

·        Congress reviewing toxic mine spill cause by EPA

·        Dry wells linked to mining areas 9-8-15

·        Ca Faces Threat of Earthquake-Triggered Tsunamis 9-6-15

·        Threat of strong El Niño raises concern of countywide disasters 9-10-15

·        (Q and A) For a New Culture of Water in California 9-18-15

·        8.3 Chile quake and tsunami recalls stronger 1960 quake 9-17-15

·        Arabia squandered its groundwater and agriculture collapsed; Ca, take note 9-14-15

·        As farmers switch from flood irrigation to drip, Calif’s water tables are falling 9-15-15

·        Future of Water -- technology to help California farms stretch every drop 9-15-15

·        Future of Water --can California's arcane water rights system change 9-18-15

·        Japan warns tourists on Mount Aso after eruption 9-14-15

·        Jerry Brown warns of mass migration in California if global warming continues 9-15-15

 

·            August 2015

·        Seismic Engineer Develops `Showcase' for Isolators 8-31-15

·        Molycorp Rare Earth Mine to cease mining operation 8-29-15

·        Lobbyists pile on greenhouse-gas reduction bill 8-29-15

·        Earth's Moving Mantle Leads to Earthquakes in Unusual Places 8-31-15

·        (column) Physicists Say Late 20th Century Warming “Nothing Unusual” 8-30-15

·        Growers fear expected groundwater rules 8-26-15

·        (blog) Waiting, worrying and preparing for the ‘Big One’ 8-22-15

·        Molycorp Rare-earths mine puts much-touted facility on standby 8-27-15

·        (Q and A) New documents raise questions about Colorado mine spill 8-25-15

·        NASA satellites confirm sea levels are on the rise 8-27-15

·        NASA -- rising sea levels more dangerous than thought 8-27-15

·        (column) Dude, Where’s My Earthquake Warning System 8-23-15

·        High-speed rail continues to gobble up Fresno buildings 8-25-15

·        (column) We don't need more misinformation about fracking 8-23-15

·        State proposes an expanded area for oil injection wells in SLO County 8-20-15

·        Making Ocean Water Drinkable Is Much Harder Than You Think 8-24-15

·        Another desert megasolar project approved 8-25-15

·        There's no drought of cash for California farmers 8-27-15

·        Troubled California oil field regulator faces major overhaul 8-25-15

·        State is slow to approve water projects 8-27-15

·        One Year After Napa Quake, Scientists Still Puzzled by Mysterious Fault 8-24-15

·        What will happen when the floods hit drought-parched California 8-17-15

·        Valley land sinking fast in drought, NASA study shows 8-19-15

·        Valley citrus growers ripping out, selling trees in hopes of saving water 8-17-15

·        State plans taking farmland for water tunnels 8-18-15

·        State grant to preserve Petaluma ranch 8-21-15

·        Oakland quake ruptures water mains 8-18-15

·        Lawmaker Wants Label On Food Made With 'Fracking Water' 8-19-15

·        LA Looks to Stormwater to Secure Water Sustainability 8-21-15

·        July was Earth's hottest month on record 8-21-15

·        Greater tsunami risk from Southern California quake, study finds 8-19-15

·        California drought -- climate change plays a role, study says 8-21-15

·        Big Bay Area quake -- when and where is it most likely to happen 8-21-15

·        Appeal to stop ‘excessive’ sand mining in SF Bay scheduled for next week 8-18-15

·        Another toll of the drought Land is sinking fast in San Joaquin Valley, study shows 8-20-15

·        (editorial) Twin tunnels plan sounds worse each day 8-21-15

·        (comment) Support for Offshore Oil Production 8-18-15

·        Workshops look at water bond storage spending 8-5-15

·        Trickle-down politics Drought could force change among govt leaders 8-2-15

·        Trial date set in Prop. 1A lawsuit over high-speed train plans 8-4-15

·        State declares thousands of oil field injection wells safe 8-4-15

·        Speed of glacier retreat worldwide 'historically unprecedented', says report 8-5-15

·        Schiff calls for states to match USGS funding of quake early warning system 8-6-15

·        Researchers Replenish aquifers by flooding fields in winter 8-4-15

·        PG & E proposes far-reaching changes for solar power 8-4-15

·        Oklahoma regulators impose water injection cut to stem earthquakes 8-5-15

·        Oil sheen off Goleta Beach was natural seepage, Coast Guard says 8-3-15

·        Monterey County group launches initiative drive to ban fracking 8-5-15

·        Major S.F. Bayfront Developments Advance Despite Sea Rise Warnings 8-6-15

·        Locals take a look at future of California water 8-3-15

·        Landowners lose bid to join annexation effort for Elk Grove sports complex 8-6-15

·        El Niño signals are still iffy for northern reaches of state 8-7-15

·        California drought renews push for water storage projects 8-6-15

·        Brown’s climate message -'California’s burning; what are you going to do about it’ 8-7-15

·        Balancing rocks trace history of 'jumping' earthquakes 8-4-15

·        (column) More local decisions usurped by ideological regulators 8-2-15

 

·            July 2015

·        UC Berkeley awarded earthquake early warning grant 7-30-15

·        Sen. Feinstein introduces $1.3-billion California drought-relief bill 7-30-15

·        Scientist -- Oil Slick Likely From Natural Seafloor Seepage 7-30-15

·        Santa Barbara to spend $55 million on desalination plant 7-23-15

·        Salt worries building in Delta waters 7-24-15

·        Massive 'carbon sinks' detected beneath world's deserts 7-29-15

·        Group Sues California Over ‘Fundamentally Flawed’ Fracking Report 7-31-15

·        Chevron offers rare look at controversial practice of fracking 7-26-15

·        Drought in California -- how farmers are coping 7-28-15

·        Board allows wastewater disposal to continue despite contamination 7-31-15

·        (editorial) Developers shouldn't be in control of hiring geologists 7-24-15

·        (comment) State science panel assesses fracking risks 7-29-15

 

·            June (missed this month!)

 

·            May 2015

·        (editorial) Jerry Brown limits Delta restoration goals, while promising more 5-1-15

·        The end of California 5-2-15

·        The Craziest Ways to Give Earth Its Water Supply 5-6-15

·        Nepal quake could have been much worse -- here's why 5-2-15

·        Tapping the ocean for drinking water -- state lays down the law 5-7-15

·        Series of small East Bay quakes signals rising stress on faults 5-7-15

·        One in six species could be wiped out by climate change, study says 5-2-15

·        Nepal quake death toll hits 6,260 as government plans to compensate families 5-1-15

·        Lots of earthquakes across California - is there a connection 5-7-15

·        Judge halts Millennium Hollywood skyscraper project 5-1-15

·        If climate negotiators fail to slow warming, animal extinctions will accelerate 5-1-15

·        Drought forces California farms to stop pumping river water 5-2-15

·        California's budget surplus soars to new heights; schools to benefit 5-6-15

·        Amount of carbon dioxide in air keeps rising 5-7-15

·        3,500 birds died at Ivanpah 'power towers' in 1st year -- report 5-2-15

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·            April 2015

·        Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures 4-25-15

·        Three Places Where the Next Big Earthquake Could Hit 4-28-15

·        Poll says majority of Americans back fracking bans by cities 4-29-15

·        Cupertino cement quarry to pay $7.5 million to settle water pollution violations 4-29-15

·        California drought tests strength of Gold Rush 4-28-15

·        (comment) Stop Counting on Individuals To Solve California’s Water Crisis 4-21-15

·        Bigger earthquake coming on Nepal's terrifying faults 4-29-15

·        Assembly panel kills Republican bill to speed dam construction 4-27-15

·        (Q and A) Nepal-size quake in California could kill 1,800, study finds 4-27-15

·        (comment) Why California’s Drought Was Completely Preventable 4-30-15

·        (column) Import our water from wetter climes -- it's a pipe dream 4-27-15

·        U.S. will be a net natural gas exporter by 2040, 4-28-15

·        (comment) Let’s try balanced fixes for environmental challenges 4-21-15

·        USGS drafting new hazard maps as oil and gas boom causes quakes 4-23-15

·        Solar Plant Likely Killed 3,500 Birds in 1st Year 4-23-15

·        Sacramento Valley rice farmers say they will grow less due to drought 4-18-15

·        Planning Commission to consider allowing acid in red-tagged South County oil well 4-23-15

·        Oklahomans Feel Way More Earthquakes Than Californians; Now They Know Why 4-23-15

·        New normal’ -- scientists predict less rain from here on out 4-19-15

·        Moorpark expresses concerns about proposed expansion of gravel company 4-24-15

·        Monterey County supes facing the ire of ag 4-24-15

·        Mining operation slowed by snail 4-18-15

·        Man-Made Earthquakes Rising in US, New Maps Show 4-23-15

·        Giant magma reservoir mapped deep beneath Yellowstone supervolcano 4-24-15

·        Farm water use comes under scrutiny 4-21-15

·        EPA Chief Defends Forthcoming Fracking Study Says It Will 'Add To' Dialogue 4-22-15

·        Desalination could provide O.C. an infinite water supply, but at a steep cost 4-18-15

·        (editorial) Now we see real goal of Delta plan 4-22-15

·        CA’s Environmental Water Use Scrutinized 4-18-15

·        Little known Concord fault poses big threat, 4-11-15

·        New report, public tour on tap at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park in Nevada County, 4-17-15

·        U.S. crude oil output to soar till 2020 despite price rout, EIA forecasts, 4-15-15

·        US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 40 to 988, 4-11-15

·        What environmentalists get wrong when they use the California drought to attack fracking, 4-14-15

·        Oil and gas industry surges past cows as top U.S. methane emitter -- EPA, 4-17-15

·        Critics say California drought caused by misguided environment policies, 4-16-15

·        Despite drought, water flowing freely in Imperial Valley, 4-13-15

·        Three crippling droughts that changed California, 4-13-15

·        California’s Cycles of Drought, 4-13-15

·        California delta's water mysteriously missing amid drought, 4-12-15

·        Will a volcanic eruption destroy humanity, 4-16-15

·        Californians with century-old water rights face restrictions, 4-4-15

·        California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth, 4-4-15

·        California warns of deep water rights curtailments amid drought, 4-8-15

·        (comment) Gov. Brown has a long-term water plan, 4-10-15

·        Amid Drought, California Water Virtually Draining Away, 4-10-15

·        Steyer group forecasts rising tide of natural, economic misery in Calif, 4-3-15

·        Driller drops suit over Calif. county fracking ban, 4-8-15

·        Parties await decision in Medicine Lake geothermal appeal, 4-4-15

·        Rattled daily, Oklahomans ponder a 'big one' 4-6-15

·        Eight facts about almonds, agriculture, and the drought, 4-9-15

·        Toxic mine water in Nevada County to be treated in proposed massive Newmont project, 4-4-15

·        Is the Drought Triggering Earthquakes, 4-9-15

·        (editorial) California paying for its neglect of water infrastructure, 4-3-15

·        (editorial) Where is your long-term water plan, Gov. Brown, 4-3-15

·        California agriculture, largely spared in new water restrictions, wields huge clout, 4-3-15

·        California's mandatory water reductions -- why exempt the farmers, 4-3-15

·        Oceans might take 1,000 years to recover from climate change, study suggests, 4-1-15

·        California used 70 million gallons of water in fracking in 2014, 4-3-15

·        Calif. issues emergency rules for wastewater injection, 4-3-15

·        West Sacramento port leaders optimistic after docking first cement ship since 2010, 4-3-15

·        Links in Hayward, Calaveras faults a big danger, scientists warn, 4-3-15

 

·            March 2015

·        Sierra Nevada snowpack hits historic low, 3-28-15

·        Berkeley researchers lead effort to better understand earthquakes, 3-28-15

·        Methane in drinking water unrelated to Pa. fracking, study suggests, 3-30-15

·        Oil Council foresees the end of fracking, proposes the worst possible alternative, 3-27-15

·        (column) California bullet train High cost, tiny impact, 3-28-15

·        The deadly war for sand, 3-26-15

·        In 20 years, the world may run out of minable gold, 3-31-15

·        One man's quest to quake-proof LA's water supply, 3-28-15

·        Ancient global warming a warning for modern era, 3-30-15

·        Pacific Coast Energy Company installs New Seep 3-25-15

·        (comment) We deserve both sides of debate on Delta tunnels 3-25-15

·        (comment) Why almond growers aren't the water enemy 3-26-15

·        Growth in coastal areas exposes 1B people to sea-level rise by 2060, 3-20-15

·        Solar Power Inc. to develop floating solar projects 3-23-15

·        Antarctic ice shelves melting 70 percent faster, study shows 3-27-15

·        State lawmakers slam oil regulators after lapses 3-26-15

·        New 'Tsunami Playbooks' to help counties avoid disaster 3-22-15

·        As drought worsens, L.A. water agency offers cash to Sacto Valley farmers 3-17-15

·        (column) California Targets Wrong Water Wasters 3-18-15

·        No, California won't run out of water in a year 3-20-15

·        Sierra snowpack smallest on record, officials tell Fresno meeting 3-20-15

·        (comment) Fossil Fuels Will Save the World (Really) 3-13-15

·        DOE says wind could supply 35 percent of power by midcentury 3-17-15

·        Obama announces order to cut greenhouse gas by 40 percent 3-20-15

·        Temporary fracking ban rejected by Monterey supervisors 3-18-15

·        Obama Administration Unveils Federal Fracking Regulations 3-20-15

·        Should oil companies be liable for earthquake-related damage 3-20-15

·        Ready to fight -- growers unwilling to lose land for bullet train 3-14-15

·        Molycorp set to fall after auditor flags going concern risk 3-17-15

·        (column) Ho-hum, a new warning about earthquakes 3-14-15

·        L.A.  investigating groundwater seepage at Point Fermin cliffs 3-15-15

·        Napa quake provides clues to which structures are at risk 3-17-15

·        California oil regulator under fire for aquifer injections 3-10-15

·        Drones are latest tool in conservation science 3-7-15

·        Will California De-Salt the Pacific to Alleviate Its Drought 3-5-15

·        (editorial) Calif water users must get serious about conservation 3-10-15

·        BLM evaluating another big Calif. project in crowded 3-9-15

·        Record year for solar, with California leading the pack 3-13-15

·        (column) Don’t freak out about fracking ban’s defeat 3-6-15

·        Oil regulators defend  injection wells at contentious hearing 3-10-15

·        Calif Resources is pulling back spending amid oil price plunge 3-9-15

·        Supervisors direct staff to study benzene levels in drilling wastewater 3-11-15

·        Chance of earthquake 8.0-magnitude increases in California 3-10-15

·        Risk of 8.0 earthquake in Calif leaps; still, it's business as usual 3-11-15

·        Terrifying New Prediction for Killer Earthquake 3-11-15

·        PGE confirms Diablo Canyon can withstand major quake 3-10-15

·        Mixed Messages on Diablo Canyon 3-11-15

·        Fremont tunnel latest in Hetch Hetchy water system improvements 3-6-15

·        Calif. City Owes $17.5M After Voters Reject Drilling Plan 3-6-15

·        Calif. Shuts Oil Field Wells Amid Groundwater Probe 3-5-15

·        Chevron, Linn Told to Halt California Wells on Water Concern 3-4-15

·        High Desert residents weigh-in on county renewable energy policy 3-6-15

·        Democrats on ‘witch hunt’ for doomsday-denying climate scientists 3-5-15

·        El Niño arrives, too late and too weak to give drought-stricken Calif. relief 3-6-15

·        Climate change didn't cause Calif. drought, experts say 3-3-15

 

·            February 2015

·        California Farmers Face Another Year Without Federal Water 2-28-15

·        Scientists Tackle a Dual Threat More Acid, Less Oxygen in the Ocean 2-28-15

·        Drought lingers, perhaps intensifies in 2015_2-21-15

·        Feds -- zero water for Central Valley farms 2-27-15

·        California to spend $20 million on building part of 'hydrogen highway' 2-22-15

·        U.S. states at economic risk from ocean acidification, study warns 2-24-15

·        Calif must adapt to climate change, state officials tell Senate panel 2-26-15

·        Berkeley study directly IDs climate change culprit 2-26-15

·        Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty 2-27-15

·        (comment) How the word ‘fracking’ is used as a political scare tactic 2-22-15

·        Texas legislators look for ways to boost frack-water recycling 2-24-15

·        (comment) Fracking, Benzene, and Public Health -- A Calif Nightmare 2-25-15

·        New technology could make treatment of oil and gas wastewater simpler 2-27-15

·        Managing Growing Risk of Human-Made Earthquakes 2-20-15

·        US oil rig count decreases 48 to 1,310_2-21-15

·        (comment) Correcting High Speed Rail misinformation from senator 2-24-15

·        Biggs man sentenced to prison for Shasta gold mine’s illegal dumping 2-27-15

·        Marin County Geol Map MS_62_release_statement 2-24-15

·        Geology Prof Publishes Definitive Geologic Maps of Marin County 2-27-15

·        State board authorizes more land condemnation for high-speed rail, 2-14-15

·        State’s population growth expected to outstrip water conservation, 2-15-15

·        Scientists go high and low for data on drought-fighting 'sky rivers' 2-17-15

·        (editorial) State needs to deliver on water storage promise, 2-20-15

·        State water chief admits mistakes in management, 2-20-15

·        Scientists target mercury in Cache Creek, 2-15-15

·        Are earthquakes triggered by oil and gas production becoming deadlier, 2-13-15

·        Statistical realism --  unpopular numbers for the shale oil boom, 2-16-15

·        In Calif’s Oil Patch, Activists Fight New Crude-By-Rail Terminal, 2-18-15

·        New report confirms seismic safety at Diablo Canyon, 2-10-15

·        California Turns to the Ocean for Drinking Water, 2-17-15

·        Ag emissions surge above those from deforestation, 2-12-15

·        Newmont, State Parks reach $15M settlement in Empire Mine cleanup, 2-7-15

·        Fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever, 2-7-15

·        Valley hopeful about high-speed rail economic effects, 2-12-15

·        Ventura hillside proposal met with questions, 2-13-15

·        Motives behind state’s plan for Delta dams are questioned, 2-12-15

·        Storm not nearly enough to bust California drought, 2-10-15

·        Butte fracking ban fails, 2-12-15

·        Ca Says Changes Coming For Aquifer Injection Wells, 2-10-15

·        California Legislature Wants Oversight On Water Bond Money, 2-9-15

·        (column) Warm rains dictate new reservoirs, 2-10-15

·        (comment) Is solar poised for shale-like breakthrough, 2-8-15

·        (editorial)  Solar -- not everyone is on board, 2-12-15

·        'We are changing the planet now,' but by how much, 2-5-15

·        Gov. Jerry Brown's fracking problem, 2-6-15

·        Obama proposes $5 million for earthquake early warning system, 2-4-15

·        Answers to questions about oil waste in California aquifers, 2-5-15

·        Calif cut water use more than 20 percent in December, 2-4-15

·        Skyscraper Team To Fight Brown's Geologist Over Hollywood Fault, 2-3-15

·        Calif. Seems Set To Solve Split On Oil Rail Shipments, 2-5-15

·        (blog) People can't drink studies -- they need water, 2-2-15

·        Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Rock, and Burying It, 2-9-15

·        US oil rig count plunges 87 to 1,456, 2-7-15

 

 

·            January 2015

·        Chevron guts spending as profit takes a dive, 1-30-15

·        Major Benicia water pipeline damaged in quake repaired, 1-29-15

·        State revives plan for Delta barriers to fight seawater intrusion, 1-27-15

·        SoCal's Water Supply Threatened By Next Major Quake, 1-27-15

·        Living on a landslide near Clearlake, 1-28-15

·        Sierra snowpack dismal for Jan; 4th year of drought looks likely, 1-30-15

·        Wasco project would treat oil wastewater for reuse, 1-23-15

·        2nd CCSF campus closes due to seismic safety concerns, 1-30-15

·        (comment) Oceans face higher acidity levels as more CO2 absorbed, 1-26-15

·        ‘Ridiculous Ridge’ May Be Back to Prolong California Drought, 1-24-15

·        NY official says state could revisit fracking ban, 1-28-15

·        (comment) Debate about high-speed rail should be based on facts, 1-27-15

·        New solar plant is second largest of its kind, 1-17-15

·        Ca drought could end with storms known as atmospheric rivers, 1-18-15

·        Tough Season For Ca Wine Grape Growers Relying on Groundwater, 1-22-15

·        Climate change is causing Calif.'s forests to shrink, 1-20-15

·        How fracking changes everything, 1-16-15

·        Could Fracking Cause a Major Earthquake, 1-16-15

·        Oil fields may water farms, 1-20-15

·        Kern oil producer partners on wastewater treatment project, 1-21-15

·        County to pay $262K in attorneys' fees over oil lawsuit, 1-20-15

·        Questions and answers about oil and gas wastewater spills, 1-21-15

·        Lucy Jones (USGS) reflects on aftershocks of 1994 Northridge quake, 1-16-15

·        Ca not ready for big quakes, and they're coming, 1-21-15

·        World's Biggest Landslide Floated Like a Hovercraft, 1-21-15

·        (column) Logic loses in California carbon war, 1-1-15

·        Eagle Mountain iron mine legal battle settled after 15 years, 1-1-15

·        U.S. Oil Producers Cut Rigs as Price Declines, 1-8-15

·        Oil driller laying off 700 in California, 1-2-15

·        Former farmland near Vallejo returned to marshland roots, 1-7-15

·        Brown, officials gather in Fresno to launch high-speed rail, 1-7-15

·        2014 was California’s Warmest Year on Record, 1-9-15

·        10 years after fatal mudslide, tiny La Conchita accepts risks, 1-3-15

·        (editorial) California's bold attack on climate change, 1-9-15

·        (editorial)  Californians need a new mindset about water, 1-3-15

·        (blog) Ca has no future without sustainable water, 1-8-15

·        US rig count plummets 35 to 1,840, 12-27-14

·        Valley’s powerhouse rice crop one step closer to cap and trade, 12-29-14

·        Lost California rangeland is said to pose greenhouse gas risk, 12-27-14

·        (blog) Ten Years After Indian Ocean Tsunami, 12-24-14

·        Sierra snowpack one third of normal despite wet December 12-31-14

·        Fiscal analyst offers early take on ‘prudent’ Brown's budget, 1-14-15

·        Brown unveils how to start spending $7.5 billion water bond, 1-10-15

·        Climate change is laying waste to water supplies, warns Farm Bureau, 1-14-15

·        Supreme Court isn’t biting on California’s Delta smelt case, 1-13-15

·        Study says sea level rise accelerating more than once thought, 1-14-15

·        L.A. Basin methane emissions found up to 61 percent higher than estimates, 1-14-15

·        Report -- offshore wind holds twice the promise of offshore drilling, 1-15-15

·        (comment) California’s bullet train threatened by newer tech, 1-14-15

·        High-speed rail board awards $1.4b contract for construction south of Fresno, 1-14-15

·        (editorial) Make Eagle Mountain Mine part of Joshua Tree, 1-10-15

·        California gold miners score another win over state, 1-15-15

·        Fracking can be done safely, report says; green groups howl, 1-15-15

·        California using hydraulic fracturing in up to half of new wells, 1-15-15

·        (comment) Fracking New York, Ca and the perils of ignoring science, 1-10-15

·        Senate bill would let states regulate fracking on federal land, 1-13-15

·        Political uproar over oil permitting resurfaces, 1-10-15

·        We burn 2.7 million gallons a minute, so why's oil so cheap, 1-15-15

·        La Conchita's hill remains a ‘loaded gun' a decade later, 1-10-15

·        L.A. City Council embraces Mayor Eric Garcetti's quake retrofit plan, 1-15-15

 

 

 

 

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