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USGS Measures Flooding in Arizona
Released: 8/21/2014 10:27:45 AM

California Water Use Estimates for 2010 Released
Released: 8/20/2014 2:30:00 PM

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A Decade of Water Science: USGS Helps Assess Water Resources in Afghanistan

Released: 8/19/2014 8:37:32 AM
For the past decade, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey have shared their expertise with the Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS) in efforts to build an inventory of Afghanistan’s water resources.

Recent Chilean Earthquakes Signal Potential for Similar Future Events

Released: 8/13/2014 1:30:00 PM
Despite the magnitude 8.2 earthquake that hit northern Chile in April 2014, the plate boundary in that region is still capable of hosting shocks of the same size or even greater in the near future, according to new research presented in Nature.

Arizona's Santa Cruz River Chronicled in New Environmental History

Released: 8/13/2014 9:22:19 AM
The somber ecological consequences of human-caused landscape change and unsustainable water use in a western watershed are carefully examined in the recently published book, Requiem for the Santa Cruz: An Environmental History of an Arizona River (University of Arizona Press).

USGS Science at Ecological Society of America's Conference: From Climate Change to Fire, Drought, and Wind Energy

Released: 8/11/2014 10:27:37 AM
From climate change to wind energy effects on birds and bats to wildlife disease, U.S. Geological Survey research will be presented at the annual Ecological Society of America (ESA) meetings from Aug. 10 to 14, 2014, in Sacramento.

Revised Arkansas and South Carolina Maps Feature New Design

Released: 8/6/2014 9:00:00 AM
US Topo maps now have a crisper, cleaner design - enhancing readability of maps for online and printed use.

Earthquake Plot Thickens in Pacific Northwest

Released: 7/30/2014 3:00:00 PM
Nearly forgotten research from decades ago complicates the task of quantifying earthquake hazards in the Pacific Northwest, according to a new report from scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Washington, and other universities.

Nesting Gulf Sea Turtles Feed in Waters Filled With Threats

Released: 7/30/2014 2:29:57 PM
Nesting loggerhead sea turtles in the northern Gulf of Mexico feed among areas that were oiled by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill and where human activities occur, several of which are known to pose threats to sea turtles, a new U.S Geological study showed.

Take a Trip to the Islands

Released: 7/30/2014 9:00:00 AM
Since August 2013, all 50 states have been available for editing with the USGS The National Map Corps (TNMCorps) volunteered geographic information project. Starting this month, TNMCorps is pleased to add the United States Virgin Islands to that list.

Streamflow Increasing in Eastern Missouri River Basin, Decreasing Elsewhere

Released: 7/28/2014 1:06:44 PM
Streamflow in the eastern portions of the Missouri River watershed has increased over the past 52 years, whereas other parts have seen downward trends.

Scientists Predict Massive Urban Growth, Creation of 'Megalopolis' in Southeast in Next 45 Years

Released: 7/28/2014 10:10:00 AM
Urban areas in the Southeastern United States will double in size by 2060 unless there are significant changes to land development, according to a new study by the Department of Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University.

Climate Change Could Alter Range of Caribou and May Impact Hunters' Access

Released: 7/24/2014 1:00:00 PM
Due to climate change, some communities in rural Alaska and the Yukon Territory of Canada may face a future with fewer caribou according to new research published by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in the recent issue of PLoS ONE.

Insecticides Similar to Nicotine Widespread in Midwest

Released: 7/24/2014 10:00:00 AM
Insecticides similar to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, were found commonly in streams throughout the Midwest, according to a new USGS study.


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