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May, 2001
Geologists detect bulge in ground
(Environmental News Network 5/9)
A significant bulge in the earth's crust has developed over the past four years near volcanoes in central Oregon, but it's not clear whether it could mean a volcanic eruption any time soon, geologists said Tuesday.

Floyd, Other Major Hurricanes Of '99 Caused Significant Changes In Nation's Largest Lagoonal Estuary
( 5/8)
In as few as six weeks in late summer and early autumn 1999, three major hurricanes -- Dennis, Floyd and Irene -- walloped and partially drowned great swaths of eastern North Carolina under more than three feet of rain. Besides their human toll, the storms powerfully altered the nation's largest lagoonal estuary, Pamlico Sound, new studies show.

Worlds largest offshore windmill park opens
( 5/7)
A string of 20 white windmills spinning at the entrance of Copenhagen1s harbor stand as a symbol of Denmark1s position as the worldwide leader and pioneer in the pollution-free wind energy sector.

Scientists pin down timing of Baja, Mexico split
( 5/4)
Baja California, the 760-mile-long peninsula off the northwestern coast of Mexico, was wrenched from mainland Mexico by a series of earthquakes that began 6.5 million years ago, researchers say.

First Automated Floats For Monitoring Ocean Carbon Launched In North Pacific
( 5/2)
Two SOLO floats, the nation's first "robotic carbon observers" were launched early Tuesday morning, April 10, from the Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star in the northern Pacific Ocean. Both are now transmitting regularly despite temporary interruption by a storm at sea.

Using Unique Seismometer Array, Seismologists Map Mantle Flow
( 5/1)
Seismologists at Washington University in St. Louis and colleagues at Brown University and Scripps Institute of Oceanography have mapped the flow pattern of the earth's mantle in one of the most seismically active regions in the world.

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