A new GSA Bulletin study shows that uplift rates across the Pacific Coast of the USA and northern Mexico have been overestimated by an average of more than 40%. These lower uplift rates imply that the shorelines of the West Coast are rising at a slower rate than previously thought, and this may have important implications for coastal management, including earthquake hazards and the potential impact of sea-level rise to coastlines across the Pacific Coast.
Reese Johnson, Wide Open Spaces: Thomas Thwaites learned what it means to live as a goat, as least for a little while. Thwaites commissioned prosthetics for his arms and legs so that he could walk, as comfortably as possible, on all fours like his goat herd. He even consulted experts on goat behavior and watched a goat as it was dissected in order to learn more about the creature he wanted to become. ... "I was able to keep up for maybe a kilometer or so on this migration down the side of this kind of rocky mountain, and then they just left me in the dust," Thwaites told a Vice reporter. read more
Rex Ryan has stated he wants to build a bully in Buffalo. Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised he's going to give linebacker IK Enemkpali a second chance in the NFL. The Bills claimed Enemkpali off waivers Wednesday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The team later confirmed Enemkpali's addition to the roster. Enemkpali sucker punched Geno Smith while both were New York Jets teammates this week, causing Smith to need surgery and be out an estimated six to 10 weeks. The linebacker was a sixth round pick in 2014.
A team of U.S. environmental regulators investigating contamination at a Colorado gold mine accidentally released a million gallons of orange-hued waste water containing sediment and metals into a local river system, the Environmental Protection Agency said. The waste water that had been held behind a barrier near the abandoned Gold King Mine spilled on Wednesday into Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River. Photos show kayakers on the river, colored mustard yellow from the sludge. "We're having a real problem getting EPA to tell us what's in this stuff," said Don Cooper, emergency manager for San Juan County, New Mexico. "We're just kind of shooting in the dark and telling people to stay away from it." read more
An Oklahoma man was sentenced late on Thursday to 30 years in prison for asphyxiating his stepfather with an "atomic wedgie" in December 2013. Brad Lee Davis, 35, of McLoud, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in May in the death of his stepfather. Davis said he knocked down his stepfather, Denver Lee St. Clair, 58, and pulled the elastic band of underwear over his head and around his neck. The medical examiner stated the cause of death as blunt force trauma and asphyxiation.