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  1. Kilauea volcano
    Earth

    Did heavy rain trigger Kilauea’s eruption? It’s complicated

    A study suggests the Hawaiian volcano’s outpouring of lava was triggered by heavy rainfall in the months preceding. But some scientists are skeptical.

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  2. Michael Moore on stage
    Climate

    What Michael Moore’s new film gets wrong about renewable energy

    Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans challenges renewable energy’s ability to fight climate change, but it’s riddled with errors and old information.

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  3. Fracking well
    Health & Medicine

    Fracking linked to low birth weight in Pennsylvania babies

    Babies born to moms living within one kilometer of a hydraulic fracturing site were more likely to be born underweight, researchers say.

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  4. fracked well
    Earth

    Volume of fracking fluid pumped underground tied to Canada quakes

    Study links volume of fracking fluid injected underground with hundreds of quakes in central Canada, and not the rate at which the fluids were injected.

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  5. Pohang quake damage
    Earth

    Pumping water underground for power may have triggered South Korean quake

    A 2017 South Korean earthquake may have been caused by human activities, two new studies suggest.

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  6. Kircher's map of Earth's core
    Science & Society

    A new map exhibit documents evolving views of Earth’s interior

    "Beneath Our Feet" puts maps on display to show how people have envisioned and explored Earth’s subsurface.

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  7. flamingo lagoon
    Earth

    The search for new geologic sources of lithium could power a clean future

    Futuristic clean-energy visions of electric vehicles are driving the hunt for lithium.

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  8. Gasbuggy device
    Earth

    50 years ago, nuclear blasting for gas boomed. Today it’s a bust.

    50 years ago, scientists made plans to use nuclear explosions to extract natural gas from underground. In one such experiment, the gas was released but turned out to be radioactive.

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  9. earthquake map
    Earth

    Quake risk in parts of central U.S. as high as in fault-filled California

    A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey shows an increased earthquake hazard from human activities such as the disposal of fracking wastewater.

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  10. Earth

    Surface spills near fracking sites implicated in water contamination

    Chemical spills from fracking operations are the likely source of chemicals found in drinking water wells in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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  11. Marion Hubbert
    Earth

    Pioneering geophysicist’s theory of peak oil still debated

    The life of geophysicist Marion King Hubbert, creator of the “peak oil” prediction, was intertwined with the politics and science of the oil industry.

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  12. U.S. oil and gas wells
    Environment

    Fracking doesn’t always go to great depths

    Fracking at shallow depths is unexpectedly common in the United States and raises new concern for drinking water contamination.

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