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USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution Link

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.

03/04/2015

The USGS says the quake was centered 32 miles west of Richmond at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday and had a preliminary magnitude of 3.2. (Getty Images)

Small Earthquake Shudders Through Virginia

The USGS says the quake was centered 32 miles west of Richmond at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday and had a preliminary magnitude of 3.2.

05/21/2014

People flee the "Costa Verde" bay after a tsunami alert in Lima on April 1, 2014. (credit: ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

300 Inmates Escape From Chilean Prison Following Deadly 8.2 Quake

Authorities kept hundreds of thousands of people out of their beds early Wednesday after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile’s northern coast. Five people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth’s crust.

04/02/2014