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New Insight on Ground Shaking from Man-Made Earthquakes



Released: 4/23/2015 9:00:00 AM
Significant strides in science have been made to better understand potential ground shaking from induced earthquakes, which are earthquakes triggered by man-made practices.

Model Offers More Ease, Precision for Managing Invasive Asian Carp



Released: 4/16/2015 3:30:00 PM
The likelihood of Asian carp eggs being kept in suspension and hatching in the St. Joseph River in Michigan has been further evaluated using a model that examines a range of multiple flow and water temperature scenarios.

Coal-Tar-Sealant Runoff Causes Toxicity and DNA Damage



Released: 4/13/2015 8:00:00 AM
Runoff from pavement with coal-tar-based sealant is toxic to aquatic life, damages DNA, and impairs DNA repair, according to two studies by the U.S. Geological Survey published in the journals Environmental Science and Technology and Science of the Total Environment.

Researchers Test Smartphones for Earthquake Warning



Released: 4/10/2015 2:15:00 PM
Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes according to newly reported research.

Científicos ponen a prueba los teléfonos móviles inteligentes para la advertencia de terremotos



Released: 4/10/2015 2:00:00 PM
Los teléfonos móviles y otros dispositivos electrónicos personales podrían ayudar en las regiones donde se encuentran en uso generalizado, y pueden funcionar como sistemas de alerta para terremotos mayor según la nueva investigación científica recien publicada.

Climate Change May Pose Substantial Future Risk to Sagebrush Habitat in Southwestern Wyoming



Released: 4/10/2015 10:00:00 AM
Climate change may pose a substantial future risk for sagebrush habitat in southwestern Wyoming, and thus adversely affect the regional summer habitat and nesting areas of sage-grouse, according to a new study by the United States Geological Survey.

Multiple Satellite Eyes to Track Algal Threat to U.S. Freshwater



Released: 4/7/2015 10:00:00 AM
Four federal agencies including the U.S. Geological Survey have joined forces in an effort to transform satellite data into vital information to protect the American public from freshwater contaminated by harmful algal blooms.

Seeing into Water in New Ways: The Visualizing Nutrients Challenge



Released: 4/7/2015 9:59:38 AM
The U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Blue Legacy International (a nonprofit organization) announce the Visualizing Nutrients Challenge, an innovation competition with $15,000 in cash prizes.

Quick-Action Helps Maintain Key Mining Industries during Ebola Outbreak



Released: 4/7/2015 9:07:23 AM
The important mining industries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were able to largely maintain their operations during the deadly 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Circulation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu in North American Birds



Released: 4/2/2015 11:45:00 AM
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 viruses of Eurasian origin continue to circulate and evolve in North American wild birds.

Polar Bears Unlikely to Thrive on Land-based Foods



Released: 4/1/2015 1:00:00 PM
A team of scientists led by the U.S. Geological Survey found that polar bears, increasingly forced on shore due to sea ice loss, may be eating terrestrial foods including berries, birds and eggs, but any nutritional gains are limited to a few individuals and likely cannot compensate for lost opportunities to consume their traditional, lipid-rich prey—ice seals.

Golden State Quads Add Trails



Released: 4/1/2015 9:30:00 AM
Several of the 2,798 new US Topo quadrangles for California now display public trails along with segments of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.

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.

 

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