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Date published: April 15, 1997

USGS Research Projects Featured at CSUS Open House

Peat soils in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and their relationship to water quality; the history and consequences of long-term groundwater use in the Mojave Desert; the hydrology, biology and geology of San Francisco Bay; 

Date published: April 15, 1997

Low Levels of Gasoline Additive in Urban Stormwater and Ground Water a Key Topic at Chemical Society Meeting in San Francisco

Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and its potential effects on air and water quality were the focus of a session Wed. and Thurs, April 16-17, 1997, at the American Chemical Society annual meeting in San Francisco, California. U.S. Geological Survey scientists will report on several studies of the occurrence and distribution of this compound in surface water and ground water during the session.

Date published: April 11, 1997

Bellevue, Wash., Firm to Make Digital Maps for USGS

As part of a continuing expanded partnership with private industry, the U.S. Geological Survey has contracted with NIES Mapping Group, Inc., of Bellevue, Wash., to produce digital orthophoto quadrangles.

Date published: April 10, 1997

Scientists Locate Faults Possibly Related to Shaking From Northridge, California Eathquake

U.S. Geological Survey scientists are encouraged because they now know that they have the capability to explain the blind thrust faults of the Los Angeles region with seismic reflection methods, according to USGS researcher Dr. Rufus Catchings. 

Date published: April 8, 1997

Large Earthquakes Are Hazards to be Reckoned With in Hawaii; Could Affect Building Codes, According to USGS Researcher

The term "geologic hazards" in Hawaii generally means volcanic eruptions and lava flows. A hazard that might not come to mind is the possibility of earthquakes, as large as magnitude-eight, under the flanks of the active volcanoes, according to Fred Klein, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif.

Date published: April 1, 1997

Aluminum to Zirconium... New Report Card On Nation’s $400 Billion Minerals Industry

U.S. output of mineral-based materials contributed nearly $400 billion to the nation’s economy in 1996, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: March 18, 1997

Public Invited to Tour New Science Building at U of A

Following the official dedication Friday morning, March 21, 1997, of the University of Arizona’s new Environment and Natural Resources Building, the public is invited to tour the facility on the campus at the northeast corner of Sixth Street and Park Avenue.

Date published: March 18, 1997

Media Advisory: USGS To Dedicate New Offices of U of A Campus

You no doubt are already aware of the March 21, 1997 dedication ceremony for the University of Arizona’s new Environmental and Natural Resources building at 520 North Park Avenue in Tucson. The building will be occupied by the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Weather Service, and U of A students.

Date published: March 18, 1997

USGS Has Deep and Diverse Roots in Arizona

The presence of the U.S. Geological Survey in the University of Arizona’s Environment and Natural Resources Building marks the latest chapter in the USGS’s long association with the University and the study of earth sciences in Arizona.

Date published: March 17, 1997

USGS Renews Cooperative Agreement With USC

A cooperative agreement with the University of Southern California (USC) for the operation of the Southern California Earthquake Center has been renewed by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: March 7, 1997

Value, Status and Function of Nation’s Wetlands Detailed in State-by-State Report

The role of wetlands in providing habitat for wildlife, reducing floods and erosion and improving water quality is documented as part of a comprehensive state-by-state assessment of the nation’s wetlands compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: March 5, 1997

World’s Earthquake Toll Already Exceeds All of Last Year

Earthquakes in Iran and Pakistan have already pushed the death toll for this year higher than all of 1996, according to Patrick Leahy, Chief Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey.