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Date published: November 26, 1996

Holiday Events At USGS National Center

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) presents its annual HOLIDAY TRAIN exhibit of more than a half-dozen model trains that circle the USGS auditorium. 

Date published: November 22, 1996

High Tech Yearbook: On-Line and CD-ROM

Traditionally a compilation of brief articles on the progress of major research and data-gathering programs of the USGS, the Yearbook also includes a list of key USGS personnel nationwide, partner organizations from across the nation, and budget information.

Date published: November 21, 1996

Gasoline Additive Found In Urban Stormwater Runoff and Ground Water, But Levels Are Low

The gasoline additive MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) was detected in some urban stormwater samples collected in 16 cities and metropolitan areas by the U.S. Geological Survey, but all detections of MTBE were less than the lower limit of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s draft lifetime health advisory for drinking water.

Date published: November 19, 1996

Endocrine Disruptors In Fish Focus Of New USGS Studies

Results of two studies that document a potential link between endocrine disruption in fish and the occurrence of certain contaminants in water, sediments, and fish tissue were released this week by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: November 8, 1996

Attitudes and Accommodation, Fido and Puppets

The fifth conference on "Working with People with Disabilities" will be sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey on November 20-21, 1996. The conference at the USGS National Center (12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Va.) will focus on attitudes and accommodations for successfully working with people with disabilities. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day.

Date published: November 7, 1996

Mountains, Plains, and Plateaus: Map Shows Topography of the U.S.

The complexity and variety of our Nation’s topography are shown on the map, "Landforms of the Conterminous United States," by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: October 28, 1996

Everglades: Secrets of the Two-Thousand-Year-Old Muds

Do buried sediments hold the secrets to a better understanding of what factors -- natural or human -- have triggered changes in the living resources and environment of the Everglades?

Date published: October 17, 1996

Maryland Earthquake

A small earthquake, preliminary magnitude 2.5 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred near Rising Sun, northeastern Maryland, at 7:43 a.m. EDT. Rising Sun is in Cecil County, just south of the Maryland-Pennsylvania state line and about 40 miles northeast of Baltimore.

Date published: October 10, 1996

New Satellite Map of Chesapeake Bay to Aid Management Efforts

A new satellite image map of the Chesapeake Bay that will aid a multi-state effort to restore and manage the Bay’s resources was unveiled Thursday (October 10, 1996) in Harrisburg, Pa., by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: October 9, 1996

Cyprus Earthquake

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 occurred off the coast of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea, Wed., Oct. 9, 1996, at 9:10 a.m EST, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: October 8, 1996

Potomac Flow Sets New Record For Water Year and September

Potomac River flow, near Washington, D.C., set a new record-high of 15.8 billion gallons per day (bgd) in the just-ended 1996 water year, far more than twice the long-term annual average flow of 7.2 bgd. The new record breaks the previous record of 12.3 bgd set in 1972, by 28 percent.

Date published: October 7, 1996

Rivers Carry Near-Record Flow, Pollutants Into Chesapeake Bay

Total freshwater inflow to Chesapeake Bay during the period January to September 1996, was the second highest in 45 years of record, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.