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Date published: July 27, 2015

Breeding Bird Distribution Affected by Wind Turbines in the Dakotas

New wind energy facilities placed in prime wildlife habitat in North and South Dakota can influence the distribution of several species of grassland birds for years after construction, including species whose populations are in serious decline.

Date published: July 27, 2015

Media Advisory: Cascadia Quake and Orphan Tsunami — Public Lecture

One winter's night in the year 1700, a mysterious tsunami flooded fields and washed away houses in Japan. It arrived without the warning that a nearby earthquake usually provides.

Date published: July 23, 2015

New Groundwater Model Provides Better Understanding of Edwards Aquifer

Scientists have a better understanding of how water flows throughout the San Antonio, Texas, segment of the Edwards aquifer because of a new U.S. Geological Survey groundwater flow model, developed in cooperation with San Antonio Water System.

Date published: July 15, 2015

Drainage of Prairie Pothole Wetlands Can Increase Flooding and Degrade Ecosystems

The drainage of small wetlands can decrease wildlife habitat and may contribute to flooding in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR), according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study.

Date published: July 13, 2015

Pollution Reduced in Rapid City Stormwater Runoff

Wetland channels constructed in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota, effectively reduced many pollutants in stormwater runoff, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey report.

Date published: July 9, 2015

Snail Trail for Parasites Expands

The invasive giant African land snail is expanding its range in Miami, and with it, the range of the parasitic rat lungworm, according to new U.S. Geological Survey led research.

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.

Date published: June 29, 2015

Declining Water Levels Pose Challenges for Eastern Idaho Aquifer Monitoring

Last summer, water levels reached all-time lows in 177 wells used to monitor the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer at and near the Idaho National Laboratory.

Date published: June 29, 2015

Interior’s Northeast Climate Science Center Releases Report to Help State Wildlife Managers in the Northeast and Midwest Alleviate Impacts of Climate Change on Species and Ecosystems

Interior Department’s Northeast Climate Science Center has released a report today synthesizing the latest information on the vulnerability of species and ecosystems to climate change in a 22-state region in the Northeast and Midwest U.S.

Date published: June 29, 2015

New Screening Tool Protects Streams, Wetlands, and Residences From Landfill Risks

A new screening tool to assess the potential risk posed by contaminated groundwater moving from landfills to nearby streams, wetlands and residences has been developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.

Date published: June 23, 2015

Media Advisory: Accompany a USGS Field Crew as they Evaluate the Health of Washington Streams

How do urbanization and agriculture affect the health of Puget Low­lands and Willamette Valley streams? Journalists are invited to meet up with U.S. Geological Survey field crews as they work to find answers by assessing aquatic life in 88 streams in 10 days.

Date published: June 23, 2015

Some Coastal Plain Streams Influenced by Animal Feeding Operations

Animal feeding operations have measureable effects on stream water quality in many agricultural watersheds in the North Carolina Coastal Plain, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.