A river cuts a new course, leaving a New Hampshire town high and dry
After recent torrential rains in New England, the Suncook river jumped its banks and cut a new channel. The dry channel left behind concerns affected homeowners and businesses. The question confronting local communities is whether to leave the river in its new channel or return it to the old one. Article at NY Times.
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String of earthquakes unrelated, scientists say
Pacific Rim earthquakes are common but the unusual frequency along the Asia side of recent ones are unrelated. Article at Live Science.
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Giant slab of Earth’s crust found near core
A huge slab of ocean crust has been located near the Earth’s core lending support to the notion that the Earth acts as a huge recycling machine. Article at Live Science.
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China says it’s slowing rate of desertification
Home on the range: A corridor for wildlife.
Photo Courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service