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Digging up Boston
The “Big Dig,” more than 14 years in planning and $14 billion in cost, is just a snapshot of a long history in a city that is an ideal laboratory for geological engineering.
Bradford A. Miller

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Urban Fill: Everything Including the Kitchen Sink

The Urban Evolution of U.S. Earthquake Monitoring
The U.S. Geological Survey is populating the United States with networks of seismic monitors as part of a new approach to earthquake mitigation: Warning instead of prediction.
Lisa M. Pinsker
When Cities Face Geologic Forces
Snapshots of urban hazards: earthquakes in Kobe, subsidence in Las Vegas, lava in Goma, landslides in Colorado Springs.
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Dinosaurs were bugged too
October 11
Earthscope closer to a reality
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Seismologist wins 'Genius Grant'

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Slim chance of volcanic disaster equals notable risk
North Sea petroleum search uncovers unique crater
Monitoring the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Evidence for early impacts
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Comment
Sustainability and the End of History
All the usual geological processes have been joined by a new and immensely significant one never before seen on the planet, and one without which civilization would not exist: agriculture.
Ward Chesworth


Political Scene
The Time Has Come for a USGS Coalition
We need to break the cycle of administration-requested budget cuts if the U.S. Geological Survey is to prosper.
David Applegate


Geophenomena
Coal Fires: A Burning Global Recipe for Catastrophe

Few realize how many fires burn from the world’s coal mines, or the dangers those fires pose.
Glenn B. Stracher

Geomedia
Louis Jacobs reviews
Time Traveler
Aggregates map helps save Quecreek miners

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The Leonard P. Zakin Bunker Hill Bridge, with the Storrow Drive Connector Bridge running alongside it. Paul Revere Park is on the left. Photo courtesy of CA/T Project, Boston.
 
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