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Seismometers to Measure DC Shaking

Released: 10/14/2014 11:00:00 AM
Thirty seismometers are being installed in the Nation’s capital this winter to monitor ground tremors to better estimate the intensity of ground shaking that can be expected during future earthquakes in the area.

Wind Turbine or Tree? Certain Bats Might Not Know

Released: 9/29/2014 3:17:01 PM
Certain bats may be approaching wind turbines after mistaking them for trees, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Past, Present and Future Climates Go Hand in Hand with Tribes

Released: 9/25/2014 2:38:54 PM
Collaboration between federal Climate Science Centers, partner agencies and tribes is vital for minimizing and adapting to potential harmful effects of climate change on human society and surrounding ecosystems, according to a newly-released U.S. Geological Survey circular.

Captive Whooping Cranes Released Into the Wild

Released: 9/23/2014 2:18:19 PM
Four whooping crane chicks raised in captivity began their integration into the wild Saturday as part of the continuing effort to increase the wild population of this endangered species.

We Will Rock You - Geologic Map Day

Released: 9/23/2014 9:00:00 AM
Celebrate the third annual Geologic Map Day! On October 17, as a part of the Earth Science Week 2014 activities, join leading geoscience organizations in promoting awareness of the importance of geologic mapping to society.


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