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Date published: February 13, 1997

USGS Scientist Describes Possibilities For Life On Mars

"There is mounting evidence that Mars is a water-rich planet that may have experienced warmer climates, and therefore, life, in the past,"according to Michael Carr, an astrogeologist with the U.S.Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif.

Date published: February 12, 1997

Symposium Highlights The Use of Watershed Ecosystem Studies For Improved Natural Resource Management

A special symposium, "Integrating Watershed Ecosystem Studies for Improved Natural Resource Management" will be presented in Seattle, WA, on February 15 as part of the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Date published: February 11, 1997

"Waters of the Worlds" Is Theme of USGS Presentations At Seattle Science Meeting

Water quality and quantity on Earth and the possibility of water on Mars are the topics of presentations by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey at this week’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) at the Seattle Convention Center.

Date published: February 6, 1997

U.S. Geological Survey 1998 Budget: Increased Support for Drinking Water, Earthquakes and Biological Sciences

The Clinton Administration has proposed a budget of $745.4 million for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Fiscal Year 1998 that calls for increasing the availability of water quality information, for expanding earthquake monitoring to reduce hazards and support the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty, and for increasing biological science in support of federal land managers.

Date published: February 3, 1997

USGS Water Resources Applications Software On The WEB

A suite of 51 software packages and related materials, used by the U.S. Geological Survey for hydrologic analysis and modeling, is now available for electronic retrieval through an on-line repository on the World Wide Web.

Date published: February 1, 1997

Hazards From Erupting Volcanoes Can Be Reduced, According to U.S. Geological Survey Scientists

Movie buffs, who will be bombarded by a series of big-screen and "made for TV" movies about volcanoes during the next few months, may wonder what is being done to reduce the risk of a real-world disaster the next time an eruption threatens local communities or the skies above.

Date published: January 29, 1997

Checking the Nations’s Streams... 1996 Was A Very Wet Year And Early 1997 Continutes The Pace

Streamflow was well above normal in about half the country last year and with the major flooding in California, Nevada and the Pacific Northwest over the New Year and again in late January, the trend seems to be continuing right into 1997, according to scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: January 24, 1997

USGS WEB Earns Award

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Reston’s largest employer, recently received the Reston Web Business Directory award for being the best Reston business site on the World Wide Web.

Date published: January 23, 1997

Multi-Year Contract Awarded For EROS Data Center

A contract valued at $100 million has been awarded to Hughes STX Corporation, of Lanham, Md., for operation of the U.S. Geological Survey’s EROS Data Center, in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Date published: January 19, 1997

USGS Public Lecture: The Colorado River In The Grand Canyon


Date published: January 16, 1997

Earthquake Network Is Hampered By AT&T Satellite Failure

The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center continues to monitor and report seismic activity in the United States and around the world despite a breakdown in satellite communication and the resulting loss of data feeds from the National Seismic Network.

Date published: January 8, 1997

Photo/Interview Opportunity: USGS Scientists Sample Bay Waters For Pesticides

Hydrologists and chemists from the U.S. Geological Survey will be on Mallard Island, near Pittsburg today, Jan. 8, collecting water and sediment samples from Bay-Delta waters to determine the amount of pesticides that are being washed into the Bay by this year’s floods on Bay-Delta rivers.