Geologists Test Bay Area Soil For High-Speed Rail ProjectTesting is underway in the Bay Area to see if the ground can handle high-speed trains.
Iceland Volcano Museum Focuses on Spectacular Eruptions – Past and FutureSix volcanos in Iceland show signs of erupting but, since 2010, tourism has increased five-fold.
Yearlong Mars Simulation On Slopes Of Hawaii Volcano Nears EndSix scientists are close to wrapping up a year of near-isolation in a Mars simulation on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano.
Drought-Dry, Sinking California Land Costs State BillionsFour years of drought and heavy reliance on pumping of groundwater have made the land sink faster than ever up and down the Central Valley, requiring repairs to infrastructure that experts say are costing billions of dollars.
San Andreas May Be A "Zipper" FaultA new explanation for colliding faults could help explain mysterious fault lines that have mystified geologists for decades.
Fault Threatening Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Possibly Linked To 2nd, Larger FaultThe Hosgri fault has long been considered the greatest seismic threat to Diablo Canyon nuclear plant; scientists think Hosgri may be linked to a longer, more dangerous fault to the north.
Undersea Volcano Apparently Erupts Off Oregon Coast, No Tsunami ThreatAn active undersea volcano off the Oregon Coast has apparently begun a new eruption -- an event which was predicted by two scientists months ago.
Aftershocks Rattle Napa Valley 1 Week After Destructive Magnitude 6 QuakeA significant aftershock from last weekend's magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled the Napa Valley.
Caught On Camera: Mystery Of Death Valley's 'Sailing Rocks' Solved, Mother Nature Is A Fan Of CurlingUsing GPS-fitted boulders in the flat, parched desert of Death Valley, and tying in the data to a weather station, researchers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego have confirmed that rocks weighing hundreds of pounds are pushed along on a thin sheet of ice by light winds, in a sort of natural display of truly Olympic "curling."
Mars Rover Curiosity Ordered To Drive In Reverse To Spare Damaged WheelsTranscript of a discussion with Mars rover scientist who reveals that Curiosity's latest mission has been slowed by suprisingly rough terrain.
Lassen Peak Began Years Of Eruptions 100 Years Ago, Building To Massive Blasts And A National ParkIt quietly built up magma for 27,000 years before beginning years-long series of eruptions on May 30th, 1914 and today the national park around Lassen Peak remains a closely observed volcanic hot spot.
SoCal Fault May Bring Quakes Worse Than San Andreas 'Big One'Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.