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New Technology Helps Identify Dispersal of Avian Flu Virus between Asia and Alaska



Released: 3/31/2015 1:00:00 PM
In a new study published today, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service harnessed a new type of DNA technology to investigate avian influenza viruses in Alaska.

Updated Information on Cuba Mineral and Petroleum Resources Released



Released: 3/31/2015 10:40:22 AM
Cuba is among the top 10 producers of cobalt and nickel and has significant other mineral and petroleum resources, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey publication.

Laboratory Study Shows Future Generations of Fish Affected by Endocrine Disruptor Exposure



Released: 3/24/2015 11:00:00 AM
Fish exposed to the endocrine-disrupting chemicals bisphenol A (BPA) or 17a-ethinylestradiol (EE2) in a laboratory have been found to pass adverse reproductive effects onto their offspring up to three generations later, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Missouri.

New Study Sheds Light on Mammal Declines in Everglades National Park



Released: 3/20/2015 4:10:08 PM
Nearly 80 percent of radio-tracked marsh rabbits that died in Everglades National Park in a recent study were eaten by Burmese pythons, according to a new publication by University of Florida and U.S. Geological Survey researchers.

Frozen Heat Features USGS Science



Released: 3/16/2015 10:00:00 AM
The Gas Hydrates Project at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) contributed to a four-year international effort by multiple partners, including the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), to formulate a just-released report entitled, “Frozen Heat: A Global Outlook on Methane Gas Hydrates.”

International Bat Monitoring Research Group Receives



Released: 3/9/2015 10:00:00 AM
USGS bat conservation researchers and their partners are being recognized today with the U.S. Forest Service Wings Across the Americas Research Award for their contributions to the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat).

What Happens to the Water? Assessing Water Quality in Areas with Hydraulically Fractured Oil and Gas Wells



Released: 3/3/2015 1:25:54 PM
More data and research are necessary to best understand the potential risks to water quality associated with unconventional oil and gas development in the United States, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study.

Wildlife Researchers to Give Public Close-Up, Real-Time View of Big Game Fieldwork



Released: 3/2/2015 1:00:00 PM
Seeking insights to help moose, elk, mule deer and bighorn sheep populations, researchers from the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the U.S. Geological Survey and other partners will spend much of March capturing animals on their winter ranges in western and southern Wyoming.

 

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