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Date published: March 19, 1996

U.S. Geological Survey FY 97 Budget Expands Scientific Mission

The fiscal year 1997 budget request for the U.S. Geological Survey of $746.4 million provides a net increase of $15.9 million over the FY 1996 Conference level approved under the Continuing Resolution.

Date published: March 17, 1996

Popular Irish Names

By a score of 917 to 706, "Kelly" beats out "Murphy" as the most popular Irish placename in the United States.

Date published: March 15, 1996

Dr. Phillip Slater Wins Pecora Award

Dr. Philip N. Slater, a remote sensing scientist at the University of Arizona, received the 1995 William T. Pecora Award during ceremonies held on February 27, 1996, at the Eleventh Thematic Conference on Applied Geologic Remote Sensing, in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Date published: March 7, 1996

Citizen Achievement Award Goes to William R. Walker, Virginia Water Expert

William R. Walker, of Blacksburg, Va., internationally recognized water-resources engineer and educator, will be presented the U.S. Geological Survey’s John Wesley Powell Award for Citizen Achievement at the Ninth Annual Virginia Water Conference, at the Ingleside Resort, in Staunton, Va., Tues., Mar. 12, 1996.

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Date published: March 5, 1996

Potomac River Flow Above Normal In February

Flow of the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., was above normal in February, continuing the trend of above normal flow that began in January in response to snow and rain, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey. 

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Date published: March 5, 1996

First Report Card On Mineral Industry, 1995

U.S. output of processed mineral-based materials contributed nearly $400 billion to the Nation’s economy in 1995, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: March 3, 1996

Nicaragua Earthquake

A preliminary magnitude 6.6 earthquake occcurred off the coast of Nicaragua, Sun., Mar. 3, 1996, at 11:37 a.m. EST (10:37 a.m. local time in Nicaragua), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.