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Date published: April 15, 1997

MEDIA ADVISORY: USGS Director to Speak at Sac State

Dr. Gordon Eaton, the national director of the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va., will be one of the speakers at the Friday, April 18, 1997 dedication of Placer Hall on the California State University at Sacramento campus.

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Date published: April 15, 1997

Gasoline Additive in Water Will Be a Key Topic At American Chemical Society Meeting in San Francisco

Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in the nation’s ground waters and surface waters will be the subject of papers and poster presentations by U.S. Geological Survey scientists at the American Chemical Society annual meeting, April 16-17, in San Francisco, Calif.

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Date published: April 15, 1997

USGS Has Deep and Diverse Roots in California

The presence of the U.S. Geological Survey in Placer Hall on the campus of California State University at Sacramento marks the latest chapter in the USGS’s long association with the study of earth sciences in California and cooperation with the state’s Division of Mines and Geology and its higher education system.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.