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Date published: October 20, 2016

Water Detected on Largest Metallic Asteroid in Solar System

Scientists have discovered possible evidence for water-rich minerals on the surface of the largest metallic asteroid in the solar system, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA. 

Date published: October 18, 2016

Increase in Domestic Energy Production Contributing to Sage-grouse Population Declines

Greater sage-grouse populations in Wyoming declined 2.5 percent annually between 1984 and 2008, with oil and gas development being associated with the decline.

Date published: October 17, 2016

Scientists Assess 100 years of Los Angeles Groundwater Replenishment

A new study offers the most sophisticated analyses to date on how Los Angeles-area groundwater supplies are replenished. The analyses provide water managers with a clearer understanding of the sources and amount of available groundwater in the region – information that is important for planning and management of the vital resource.

Date published: October 14, 2016

New water-quality station is a step forward for Baltimore water pollution clean-up

Online sites will provide the first real-time, user-friendly Inner Harbor water information

Date published: October 12, 2016

Blotched Foxface Fish Found in Florida Waters

Fish Marks 36th Non-Native Marine Fish Species Found in State

Date published: October 11, 2016

Large Precipitation Events are Critical in Replenishing Groundwater Resources

Large precipitation events that occur about every 10 years are a critical source of recharge for replenishing groundwater resources, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Reclamation.

Date published: October 9, 2016

USGS Crews Measure Flooding in NC, SC, GA and FL

Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they measure flooding or retrieve storm-tide sensors?

- In North Carolina, contact Jeanne Robbins, jrobbins@usgs.gov, 919-571-4017 

- In South Carolina, contact John Shelton, jmshelto@usgs.gov, 803-767-5542

- In Georgia contact Brian McCallum, bemccall@usgs.gov, 678- 924-6672

- In Florida contact Richard Kane, rkane@usgs.gov, 813-918-1275

Date published: October 6, 2016

FL, GA, SC Beaches Face 80-95 Percent Chance of Erosion from Hurricane Matthew

As the east coast prepares for Hurricane Matthew's arrival, the U.S. Geological Survey uses advanced models to forecast the coastal impacts Matthew could bring.