Could this have been an, "Oops, we messed up" moment for

On June 18, posted a story claiming that global seismic activity on Earth is now five times more energetic than it was just 20 years ago because of global warming. [see related NB story by D.S. Hube here]

The story had no byline, but was attributed to the Associated Press. The story was identical to a June 17 Market Wire press release attributed to Tom Chalko, the scientist that made the claim of the earthquake/global warming link.

However, as of 3 p.m. on June 19, the story was no longer available and was engaging in a blame game of sorts. (Hat tip: Marc Morano, Inhofe EPW Press Blog)