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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.

Streamgages Measure Drought, Earthquake Impacts on Water

Released: 9/16/2014 2:00:00 PM
While the national streamflow database is documenting evidence of California’s historic drought, the database is also confirming another recently seen hydrologic phenomenon: earthquake-induced increases in streamflow.

Media Advisory: USGS to Host Congressional Briefing: #StrongAfterSandy--The Science Supporting the Department of the Interior's Response

Released: 9/15/2014 11:06:56 AM
Department of the Interior scientists are generating and sharing critical information to aid the recovery of the areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy, helping to protect our valuable coastal resources and to make communities more resilient against future extreme storms.

New Oregon Maps Feature National Scenic Trails

Released: 9/15/2014 11:00:00 AM
Newly released US Topo maps for Oregon now feature segments of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.

20-Year Study Shows Levels of Pesticides Still a Concern for Aquatic Life in U.S. Rivers and Streams

Released: 9/11/2014 8:30:00 AM
Levels of pesticides continue to be a concern for aquatic life in many of the Nation’s rivers and streams in agricultural and urban areas, according to a new USGS study spanning two decades (1992-2011).

Ocean Warming Affecting Florida Reefs

Released: 9/9/2014 2:22:45 PM
Late-summer water temperatures near the Florida Keys were warmer by nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the last several decades compared to a century earlier, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Research Shows Historic Decline in Pacific Walrus Population

Released: 9/8/2014 1:00:00 PM
The Pacific walrus population roughly halved between 1981 and 1999, the last year for which demographic data are available. A recent study by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey quantifies this historic population decline.

Media Advisory: Earthquake 101: Resources for Reporting on Earthquakes

Released: 9/4/2014 5:32:47 PM
The U.S. Geological Survey will host an educational event for the news media focused on earthquakes on Wednesday September 24, 2014.

Pollutant Risk Changes When Bugs Take Flight

Released: 9/4/2014 1:55:41 PM
Insects feed fish and wildlife higher on the food chain, but they can also transfer harmful contaminants to their predators according to new research conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and published in Environmental Science and Technology.

National Scenic Trails Added to Revised Michigan Maps

Released: 9/4/2014 9:00:00 AM
Newly released US Topo maps for Michigan now feature segments of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Several of the 1,290 new US Topo quadrangles for the state now display parts of the Trail along with other improved data layers.

Media Advisory: Washington Governor Jay Inslee to Speak About Building Resilience at the Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference

Released: 9/3/2014 7:36:19 AM
As part of the Planning Committee for the Fifth Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference, the Department of the Interior’s Northwest Climate Science Center is pleased to invite you to join more than 250 scientists and practitioners from the Northwest to learn the latest on Pacific Northwest climate science and adaptation, including presentations on landslides, wildfires, sea level rise, extreme weather events, natural resource and infrastructure vulnerability, human health and cultural impacts.

Avian Flu in Seals Could Infect People

Released: 9/3/2014 5:00:00 AM
The avian flu virus that caused widespread harbor seal deaths in 2011 can easily spread to and infect other mammals and potentially humans.

Media Advisory: Officials, Scientists to Dedicate Showcase Gage on Rapid Creek

Released: 9/2/2014 11:15:00 AM
A U.S. Geological Survey streamgage will be dedicated by Congressional and city officials on September 3 in Rapid City.


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