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Date published: June 12, 2001

Radon in Blue Ridge Ground Water Among Highest In Nation

Radon concentrations in ground water from homeowners’ wells in the Blue Ridge area of the New River watershed, in parts of North Carolina and Virginia, were among the highest measured in the nation in a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. Radon is a radioactive gas, and radon in air is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

Date published: June 6, 2001

Large Spring Snowpack on Gulkana Glacier, Alaska

The third largest spring snowpack in 36 years on Gulkana Glacier won’t necessarily reverse the current slow retreat of the glacier and usher in a new growth cycle, according to U.S. Geological Survey hydrologists who measured the glacier’s snowpack in late April.

Attribution: Region 11: Alaska
Date published: June 6, 2001

USGS Finds Mixing Between California Spotted Owls and Northern Spotted Owls

A newly released United States Geological Survey paper indicates that a significant zone of genetic mixing is occurring between northern spotted owls and California spotted owls, particularly in extreme northern California and southern Oregon.

Date published: June 1, 2001

New Maps/Report by USGS Scientists Show Underwater Features of Crater Lake in Unprecedented Detail

New Maps/Report by USGS Scientists Show Underwater Features of Crater Lake in Unprecedented Detail Ancient lava flows, volcanic cones and landslides are some of the features below the surface of Crater Lake that are depicted and explained in a report available from the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.

Date published: May 29, 2001

USGS Science Presented at AGU in Boston

USGS Science Presented at AGU in Boston

Date published: May 25, 2001

Science on the Beach in North Carolina

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey are drilling a core hole at Kure Beach near the Ft. Fisher Historical Site that will be the first step in a statewide program to document and describe the subsurface geology of the North Carolina Coastal Plain.

Date published: May 15, 2001

USGS Breaks Ground For Volcano Observatory

Ground breaking for a new home for the U.S. Geological Survey’s David A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) will take place at 9 a.m., May 18, 2001, exactly 21 years after the climactic 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption that took the life of USGS geologist Dave Johnston.

Date published: May 14, 2001

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory Established


May 14, 2001 – The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), Yellowstone National Park and the University of Utah have signed an agreement to establish the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory to strengthen long-term monitoring of earthquakes and the slumbering volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park. 

Date published: May 11, 2001

Recumbent Pedalling Beats Car Commute For USGS Mapper

While some folks may make a special effort to ride their bikes to work on the appointed day, May 17, it will be just another day to sit back and take it easy for John Fisher, who lives in Fremont and works as a cartographer at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park.

Date published: May 8, 2001

Three Sisters Show Ground Deformation

There has been a slight swelling, or uplift, of the ground surface over a broad area of central Oregon, centered five kilometers, or three miles, west of the South Sister volcano in Three Sisters region of the Oregon Cascade Range, according to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey. 

Date published: May 8, 2001

Coalbed Methane Development and Impacts to be Discussed at USGS Field Conference

 Federal, state and local policy makers will gather in Casper, Wyoming, on May 9-10 to examine science issues associated with the development of coalbed methane. 

Date published: April 30, 2001

Northeastern U.S. Not Immune from Earthquake Dangers, New USGS Map Reveals

BOSTON - California and Seattle aren’t the only places in the United States prone to earthquake danger. Over 1,000 earthquakes have hit the Northeast over the last 360 years according to a new map and fact sheet released today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC).