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The magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake that struck the South Island of New Zealand last November was the largest on-land recorded earthquake in the country's...

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Researchers have developed a new, automated technology to analyze the potential for rockfalls from cliffs onto roads and areas below, which should speed and...

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When it comes to greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide tends to steal the spotlight -- but new research reveals how scientists have developed a new,...

US streams carry surprisingly extensive mixture of pollutants

Many US waterways carry a variety of pollutants, but not much is known about the composition or health effects of these chemical combinations. A...

New England’s glacial upland soils provide major groundwater storage reservoir

A study of natural groundwater storage reservoirs in New England found that upland aquifer systems dominated by thin deposits of surface till -- a...

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Despite the internet-dependent nature of our world, a thorough understanding of the internet’s physical makeup has only recently emerged.

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