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Amphibians have one more thing to worry about—mercury—large USGS study shows

Amphibians have one more thing to worry about—mercury—large USGS study shows

RESTON, Va. — The first widescale assessment of methylmercury in adult amphibians in the U.S. to date shows that, in amphibians, this toxic compound...

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PFAS chemicals detected in many rivers and streams across Pennsylvania

PFAS chemicals detected in many rivers and streams across Pennsylvania

Water samples from 161 Pennsylvania rivers and streams were tested for 33 different per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and 76% of the studied streams...

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Tap water study detects PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ across the US

Tap water study detects PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ across the US

At least 45% of the nation’s tap water is estimated to have one or more types of the chemicals known as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, or...

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USGS Works with Partners in 15 Cities to Improve Urban Waterways

USGS Works with Partners in 15 Cities to Improve Urban Waterways

Everyone deserves clean and healthy public waterways. USGS and Urban Waters Federal Partnership are investing ~$4 million to improve our Nation's...

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Increasing radium concentrations in low-pH aquifer potentially related to road salt application

Increasing radium concentrations in low-pH aquifer potentially related to road salt application

A new report connects road salt application (and related increasing salinity in aquifers) to increasing radium concentrations in groundwater through...

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Northeastern U.S. Streams During Tropical Storm Henri

Northeastern U.S. Streams During Tropical Storm Henri

Streamflow and water level changed dramatically as Tropical Storm Henri made landfall in the northeastern U.S. in late August, 2021, as shown by the...

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USGS Crews Work Fast to Capture Critical Flooding Measurements in the Mid-Atlantic

USGS Crews Work Fast to Capture Critical Flooding Measurements in the Mid-Atlantic

To learn more about USGS’s role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Ida, visit https://www.usgs.gov/Ida 

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USGS Unveils Mobile Flood Tool for the Nation

USGS Unveils Mobile Flood Tool for the Nation

The U.S. Geological Survey announced Friday the completion of a new mobile tool that provides real-time information on water levels, weather and flood...

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Get to know a Scientist Emeritus - Thomas Imbrigiotta

Get to know a Scientist Emeritus - Thomas Imbrigiotta

The USGS is highlighting and celebrating the contributions of exemplary Scientists Emeriti, and among them is New Jersey’s own Thomas Imbrigiotta.

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USGS fills a knowledge gap for radionuclide occurrence in groundwater

USGS fills a knowledge gap for radionuclide occurrence in groundwater

Using recently developed and sensitive laboratory methods, the USGS has documented where the radionuclides lead-210 and polonium-210 occur in...

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USGS Responds to Spring Flooding

USGS Responds to Spring Flooding

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding across the country as spring weather is in full swing. Warming temperatures, increased...

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USGS Studies Water Quality and Harmful Algal Bloom on Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey

USGS Studies Water Quality and Harmful Algal Bloom on Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey

On July 9, USGS scientists deployed an advanced monitoring buoy to study water-quality conditions and a harmful algal bloom-HAB-recently detected in...

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