News Briefs - July 2018

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Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

    This article is part of the July 2018 issue of the Sound Waves newsletter.

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    Date published: July 18, 2018

    Time-lapse view of California Highway 1 reconstruction after 2017 landslide

    USGS scientists produced an animated GIF in coordination with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) re-opening of State Highway 1 through Big Sur on July 18, 2018.

    Date published: July 10, 2018

    Ospreys Benefit as Contaminants Decrease in Delaware Estuary

    Lower levels of environmental contaminants—including pesticides, flame retardants and other pollutants—were recently found in osprey eggs in the Delaware Estuary compared to those tested from the 1970s through the early 2000s. 

    Date published: July 9, 2018

    Collaborative Species Conservation

    Science in support of management and conservation of threatened and endangered species

    Date published: July 9, 2018

    Sea Level Rise Could Double Erosion Rates of Southern California Coastal Cliffs

    Coastal cliffs from Santa Barbara to San Diego might crumble at more than twice the historical rate by the year 2100 as sea levels rise.

    Date published: July 9, 2018

    Post-Harvey Report Provides Inundation Maps and Flood Details on “Largest Rainfall Event Recorded in US History”

    Nineteen inundation maps and detailed flood information from Hurricane Harvey are now available from the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Hurricane Harvey was the most significant rainfall event in U.S. history, both in scope and peak rainfall amounts, since records began in the 1880s.

    Date published: June 29, 2018

    USGS Researcher interviewed on Public Radio's Science Friday

    Research marine biologist Ilsa B. Kuffner was interviewed live by Ira Flatow on Public Radio’s Science Friday.