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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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Tuesday Midday Update on South Napa Earthquake

Released: 8/26/2014 7:52:37 PM
This release of information serves as an updated summary of U.S. Geological Survey information as it relates to the current understanding of the South Napa earthquake. Yesterday’s more comprehensive news release can be found here.

Update on the Magnitude 6 South Napa Earthquake of August 24, 2014

Released: 8/25/2014 3:03:16 PM
Yesterday at 3:20 AM local time, the northern San Francisco Bay Area was struck by the largest earthquake to impact the Bay Area since the 1989 M6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake.

Natural Methane Seepage on U.S. Atlantic Ocean Margin Widespread

Released: 8/25/2014 9:10:45 AM
Natural methane leakage from the seafloor is far more widespread on the U.S. Atlantic margin than previously thought, according to a study by researchers from Mississippi State University, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other institutions.

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.


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