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Date published: September 21, 2016

World Scientists and Resource Managers Meet to Discuss Desert Surface and Climate

Biocrust 3 Conference Begins Next Week in Moab, Utah.

Date published: September 20, 2016

Changing Times, Changing Stories: Climate Change Perspectives Vary Notably Among Generations in Subarctic Alaska

New research from the U.S. Geological Survey and partners illustrates how climate change is perceived among different generations of indigenous residents in subarctic Alaska. While all subjects agreed climate change is occurring, the older participants observed more overall changes than the younger demographic.

Date published: September 19, 2016

Citizen Scientists to Monitor Treasure Valley Water Quality

Now in its ninth year, Watershed Watch educates children and adults about the health of the Boise River watershed

Date published: September 12, 2016

Scientists and Officials Celebrate 50 Years of Groundbreaking Science in Columbia

Representatives from the offices of Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Claire McCaskill and Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler will join leaders from the U.S. Geological Survey, federal and state partners and city officials for a special 50th anniversary event at the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center in Columbia, Missouri, this Thursday, September 15.

Date published: September 12, 2016

Tsunami Evacuation Plans – One Size Does Not Fit All: A Case Study in Alameda, California

Tsunami evacuation planning in coastal communities is typically based on maximum evacuation zones that reflect a combination of all potential extreme tsunamis. However, in the case of a smaller tsunami, this approach may result in more people being evacuated than need to be, and in doing so, may overly disrupt the local economy, and strain resources needed during emergency response.

Date published: September 7, 2016

Photo Opportunity: Scientists Prepare for Seismic Study in East Bay

MEDIA ADVISORY: Faculty and students from California State University, East Bay, U.S. Geological Survey scientists, and community volunteers are conducting an experiment to visualize the subsurface in and around the Hayward Fault and measure how the ground in different neighborhoods responds to earthquake shaking.

Date published: September 6, 2016

New Study Details Endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Habitat and New Threats

A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey shows, for the first time ever, detailed habitat information on the entire range of a federally listed endangered bird allowing officials to take a scientific approach to helping protect the species.

Date published: September 6, 2016

Study Assesses Threats to Groundwater Availability and Sustainability in Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain

Threats to groundwater availability and sustainability in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain are dependent to a large degree by the type of aquifers used for water supply, according to a new regional assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: September 1, 2016

Menlo Park Map Store Changes Walk-in Policy

Effective September 6, 2016, walk-in sales and services at the California Geological Survey map sales office (located in the U.S. Geological Survey offices) on Middlefield Road in Menlo Park will be discontinued.

Date published: August 25, 2016

Preventing Human-Caused Earthquakes

New research from the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Colorado shows actions taken by drillers and regulators can lessen risk in the case of earthquakes likely caused by the injection of industrial wastewater deep underground.

Date published: August 25, 2016

High Rate of Tumors Found on white sucker in some Wisconsin Rivers

There is an elevated incidence of skin and liver tumors among White Suckers caught in certain Wisconsin rivers that flow into Lake Michigan according to a U.S. Geological Survey study recently published in the Journal of Fish Diseases.

Date published: August 24, 2016

Media Advisory: USGS Crews Measure Flooding in Northeast Iowa

Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they measure flooding? Please contact Jason McVay at 319-430-6962.