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Date published: November 30, 2016

Around 600 Non-Native Mountain Goats Now Roam the Olympic Mountains

Population has Increased 8 Percent a Year Since 2004

Date published: November 17, 2016

USGS, NASA Study Finds Widespread Coastal Land Losses from Gulf Oil Spill

A new USGS-NASA study found widespread shoreline loss along heavily oiled areas of Louisiana's coast after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and compared the erosion from the spill with coastal changes Hurricane Isaac caused in 2012.

Date published: November 17, 2016

Location Matters: Sandy’s Tides Hit Some Parts of the New Jersey Coast Harder Than Others

USGS researchers ground-truthed Hurricane Sandy's October 2012 storm tides in New Jersey and found northern coastal communities had significantly higher storm tides than southern ones did, though flood damage was widespread in both areas. The findings suggest that some southern New Jersey communities may be underestimating their future flood risks.

Date published: November 16, 2016

Small Alpine Insects are Big Messengers of Climate Change

West Glacier, Mont. – Two rare alpine insects – native to the northern Rocky Mountains and dependent on cold waters of glacier and snowmelt-fed alpine streams – are imperiled due to climate warming induced glacier and snow loss according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners.

Date published: November 16, 2016

USGS Study Reveals Interactive Effects of Climate Change, Invasive Species on Native Fish

A new USGS study shows non-native Brown Trout can place a burden on native Brook Trout under the increased water temperatures climate change can cause.

Date published: November 15, 2016

SF Bay-Delta Conference: Science for Solutions

Successfully resolving California’s long-standing water supply and ecosystem restoration conflicts in the Delta requires developing sound policy solutions based on data derived from the best available science.

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Date published: November 15, 2016

USGS Estimates 20 Billion Barrels of Oil in Texas’ Wolfcamp Shale Formation

This is the largest estimate of continuous oil that USGS has ever assessed in the United States.

Date published: November 14, 2016

Media Advisory: Helicopter to Make Low-Level Flights Over Parts of eastern Mojave Desert, California

Residents should not be alarmed to witness a low-flying helicopter over the eastern Mojave Desert starting around November 14.

Date published: November 9, 2016

Opportunity to Interview USGS Volcano Disaster Assistance Program Scientists

On November 14, 2016, the news media are invited to visit CVO and interview VDAP scientists about their work assisting foreign counterparts—responding to volcano eruptions and promoting volcano hazard awareness and preparedness.

Date published: November 9, 2016

Media Advisory: SF Bay-Delta Conference - Science for Solutions

Scientists, engineers and resource managers meet in Sacramento to explore the theme of “Science for Solutions: Linking Data and Decisions” at the 9th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference.

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Date published: November 4, 2016

Imagery Reveals More Landslides in Western Columbia Gorge

New mapping in the western portion of the Columbia Gorge in Skamania County, Washington, shows previously unrecognized landslides beneath dense forest cover.