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Date published: October 5, 2016

USGS Installs Storm-Tide Sensors along Atlantic Coast prior to Hurricane Matthew’s Arrival

Media interested in going out with USGS field crews deploying sensors please contact:

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

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

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

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

Date published: October 5, 2016

Chronic Wasting Disease in White-Tailed Deer

Chronic wasting disease may have long-term negative effects on white-tailed deer, a highly visible and economically valuable keystone species, according to a new study from the USGS and published in Ecology. 

Date published: October 4, 2016

New High-Definition Video of Active Hawaiian Volcano Lava Lake Available for Free

Video release: New video footage of Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake is now available as b-roll to news media outlets.

Date published: October 4, 2016

USGS Assesses Mineral Potential for Sagebrush Habitats in Six Western States

At the request of the Bureau of Land Management, USGS has released an assessment of mineral resources in six Western states.

Date published: October 3, 2016

Rising Sea Levels, Coastal Development’s Effect on Gulf Coast Wetlands

As coastal development along the Gulf Coast continues to expand, tidal saline wetlands could have difficulty adjusting to rising sea levels.

Date published: September 28, 2016

Fifty Years of Glacier Change Research in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the longest continuous glacier research efforts in North America.

Date published: September 28, 2016

Local Wind Energy Development Has Broad Consequences for Golden Eagles

Roughly over a quarter of the golden eagles killed at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area in Northern California from 2012-2014 were recent immigrants to the local population, according to research led by the U.S. Geological Survey. 

Date published: September 28, 2016

Fragmented Patterns Seen in the Recent History of U.S. Floods

Some regional trends; no widespread national pattern

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: September 26, 2016

USGS Crews Continue to Measure Flooding in Eastern Iowa

Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they measure flooding? Please contact Jason McVay at 319-430-6962.

Date published: September 26, 2016

Gulls in Alaska Found to Carry Antibiotic Resistant E. coli

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Some gulls in southcentral Alaska are carriers of antibiotic resistant strains of E. coli, according to a new study co-authored by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: September 23, 2016

USGS Crews Measure Flooding in Northeast Iowa

Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they measure flooding? Please contact Jason McVay at 319-430-6962.