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Searching to Study the Remaining Few

An extremely rare Mojave River western pond turtle was recently observed by U.S. Geological Survey scientists and staff from The Living Desert Zoo and...

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EarthWord–Strike-Slip Fault

This EarthWord isn’t a new dance-move; it’s been around since we’ve had tectonic plates...

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EarthWord–Vog

Just like smog and fog, this EarthWord is not what you want to see while driving...

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EarthWord–Phreatic Eruption

This EarthWord is straight up steampunk...

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EarthWord–Lahar

Which sounds more dangerous, lava or mud? The answer may surprise you...

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EarthWord–Hazard

It’s not just something you run into on a golf course-it’s this week’s EarthWord!

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Magmas to Metals

No one wants to have an active volcano in their backyard (just ask Dionisio Pulido), but ancient eroded volcanoes can sometimes be literal goldmines...

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Plumbing the Depths of the Great Basin

Vast mineral wealth has been discovered in the Great Basin since the 1800s. As each new generation of prospectors and geologists brings their cutting...

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Bon Anniversaire, Louisiane!

On its 205th anniversary, Louisiana still rocks.

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Hazard a Guess? The riskiest science quiz you will ever take!

Which U.S. State or territory has more large earthquakes than the rest of the United States combined?

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Happy 229th Birthday, Maryland!

On its 229th birthday, Maryland still rocks.

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EarthWord–Placer

Whether you pan for gold or rare earths, you’ll get a lot of sand...and this EarthWord!

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