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Date published: May 27, 1997

The Bay’s Attic is in the Basement... Scientists Seek Clues to Past and Future of the Chesapeake Bay

Several dozen scientists will gather in Baltimore on Tuesday and Wednesday (May 27-28) to compare results on efforts to better understand environmental change in the Chesapeake Bay by looking at both current trends and geologic evidence of past changes.

Date published: May 20, 1997

Portland, Ore., Rail Tunnel Serves as Science Lab

A light-rail tunnel under construction in Portland, Ore., is doing double duty as a site to help scientists learn more about earthquake hazards in the area, according to one of the scientists who worked on the project.

Date published: May 20, 1997

New Fed/Private Partnership... Putting Every Backyard on the Internet

The Nation’s largest civilian mapping agency and one of the world’s largest software companies have joined in a partnership to make detailed images of local neighborhoods available free to the public via the Internet.

Date published: May 15, 1997

Striking USGS Image Shows Alaska In A New Light

A computer-generated map published by the U.S. Geological Survey provides a striking portrayal of Alaska’s varied landscape.

Attribution: Region 11: Alaska
Date published: May 14, 1997

MEDIA ADVISORY: USGS Director To Speak at Johnston Ridge Ceremony

Dr. Gordon Eaton, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va., will be one of the featured speakers at the Saturday, May 17, dedication of the Johnston Ridge Observatory in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

Date published: May 14, 1997

Who Was David Johnston?

On Saturday, May 17, 1997, representatives of the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Geological Survey and the State of Washington will gather on a ridge on the north slope of Mount St. Helens to dedicate the "Johnston Ridge Observatory of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument."

Date published: May 14, 1997

NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY—Scanning the Sea Floor off Manhattan

Observe sidescan sonar images of the sea floor being collected and processed by U.S. Geological Survey oceanographer Dr. William Schwab and colleagues on board the "Diane G," tomorrow (Thurs., May 15, 1997).

Date published: May 6, 1997

As The Red River Floodwaters Recede, USGS Continues Measuring Flood Effects With Cooperation of State Agencies

Even as the floodwaters of the Red River of the North continue to recede, and residents begin to deal with the aftermath of the unprecedented nature of this rare flood, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with several bi-state agencies, is making additional streamflow and water-quality measurements to assess the overall impact of the flood.

Date published: May 1, 1997

Mexico Earthquake

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 occurred off the coast of Mexico, Thurs., May 1, 1997, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: April 28, 1997

Fish Hormones Affected By Contaminants in Streams Across the Country

Levels of fish sex hormones -- estrogen and testosterone -- may be affected by contaminants in some U.S. streams, according to a report released today by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: April 25, 1997

Scientists to Dye River Red to Study Fish Loss

The lower San Joaquin River and south delta will take on a slight blush Monday afternoon, April 28, as scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey tint the river with a dye tracer. The non-toxic red dye, Rhodamine WT, will help USGS scientists track the movements of fish in the river and determine the effects of a fish barrier at the head of the Old River near Tracy.

Date published: April 25, 1997

Tracking The Red River Northward

As the unprecedented floodwaters of the Red River slowly begin to subside in Grand Forks, N. Dak., crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are tracking the northward movement of the water, taking measurements to help improve forecasts of the flood for evacuations upstream.