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Date published: April 18, 2016

Five Science Tools to Check Out — Get Prepared

Are you and your family ready for the next disaster or emergency? Get tips by joining America’s PrepareAthon!

Date published: April 1, 2016

Sound Waves, Feb. - Mar. 2016

The stories in the Feb. - Mar. 2016 issue of Sound Waves:

Date published: February 1, 2016

Sound Waves, Dec. 2015 - Jan. 2016

The stories in the Dec. 2015 - Jan. 2016 issue of Sound Waves:

Date published: December 1, 2015

Sound Waves, October - November 2015

The stories in the October - November issue of Sound Waves:

Date published: October 2, 2015

Atlantic Beaches Still Likely to be Affected by Hurricane Joaquin

As the path of Hurricane Joaquin continues to move farther offshore, making landfall in the U.S. less likely, U.S. Geological Survey coastal change experts say there’s still a high probability of dune erosion along parts of the Atlantic coast, from the North Carolina Outer Banks to Cape Cod.

Date published: October 1, 2015

Sound Waves, July - September 2015

The stories in the July - September 2015 issue of Sound Waves:

Date published: September 28, 2015

Join America’s PrepareAthon! Practice what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency.

Join millions of people participating in America’s PrepareAthon! on Sept. 30. This campaign encourages the nation to conduct drills, discussions and exercises to practice what to do before, during and after a disaster or emergency strikes.

Date published: August 27, 2015

New Sea-Level Rise Handbook Highlights Science and Models for Non-Scientists

Coastal managers and planners now have access to a new U.S. Geological Survey handbook that, for the first time, comprehensively describes the various models used to study and predict sea-level rise and its potential impacts on coasts.

Date published: July 22, 2015

Climate Change Reduces Coral Reefs’ Ability to Protect Coasts

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Coral reefs, under pressure from climate change and direct human activity, may have a reduced ability to protect tropical islands against wave attack, erosion and salinization of drinking water resources, which help to sustain life on those islands.

Date published: July 21, 2015

Detailed Flood Information Key to More Reliable Coastal Storm Impact Estimates

CORAM, N.Y. -- A new study that looked in part at how damage estimates evolve following a storm puts the total amount of building damage caused by Hurricane Sandy for all evaluated counties in New York at $23 billion. Estimates of damage by county ranged from $380 million to $5.9 billion.

Date published: July 1, 2015

Sound Waves, March - June 2015

The stories in the March - June 2015 issue of Sound Waves:

Date published: June 30, 2015

USGS Names New Director of St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Cheryl J. Hapke begins work this week as the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey’s St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center.