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  • Texas proposes tougher rules on wells after quakes

    DALLAS (AP) — As scientists investigate whether injection wells where the booming oil and gas industry disposes of wastewater cause earthquakes, the Texas agency that oversees oil and gas is proposing a regulatory overhaul. The Texas Railroad Commission is proposing new rules that would require...

  • Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept away broken glass in the rush to get the tourist hotspot...

  • Japan PM visits landslide site as complaints swirl

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Hiroshima on Monday as rescuers expanded their search for 28 people missing in landslides five days ago that killed more than 50 people. Rain showers raised risks for more slides, hampering the search effort and also triggering slides...

  • 36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

    TOKYO (AP) — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said. Public broadcaster NHK showed rescue workers suspended by ropes from police helicopters pulling...

  • Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found. People feeling the ground move from induced quakes — those that are...

  • Work begins on $1.7m flood project in western N.Y.

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Work is underway on a $1.7 million project to remove sand, gravel and silt from a creek in western New York to reduce the risk of flooding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office said Friday that the dredging work in Cayuga Creek in Erie County is a proactive approach to flood control...

  • Wildfire nearly stopped in forest near Los Angeles

    GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burning in a steep, remote area of the Angeles National Forest is 90 percent contained and no flames were showing. Forest spokesman Justin Tyler says crews made good progress Friday against the fire that has charred 190 acres of dry brush and chaparral. He...

  • Mainland helps monitor Hawaii quakes, eruptions

    HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Geographical Service outposts in other states are helping monitor Hawaii's volcanoes and earthquakes while work is done to repair Tropical Storm Iselle's damage to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Violent winds slammed the observatory early Friday, causing power problems...

  • Lakes formed by quake in China threaten flooding

    KUNMING, China (AP) — Rescuers raced Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a strong earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and has left thousands homeless. Rescue teams have freed scores of trapped...

  • 'No chance' of finding 159 Nepal landslide victims

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers recovered two more bodies, taking the death toll to 10 from a massive weekend landslide in northern Nepal, but said there was no chance of finding alive any of the more than 150 people believed still buried under the rubble. Police and army rescuers helped by...

  • Rain hampers search for over 100 missing in Nepal

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Fresh rainfall was hampering a search Sunday for scores of villagers missing after a massive landslide in northern Nepal, where army troops used explosives to blast a river blockage in an attempt to release a dangerous water buildup. Police said eight bodies have been...



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