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Date published: June 16, 1997

Low-Level Aircraft Part Of USGS Earthquake Hazards Research

Residents of the Puget Sound area should not be alarmed when they see a small airplane flying low, back and forth over their communities during the next few weeks, according to scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: June 9, 1997

Antarctica Visits Colorado for the Summer

The 1996/97 austral summer season marked the beginning of the newest deep ice core drilling project sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs.

Date published: June 6, 1997

Beaver, Pa., 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 Michael Baker Jr., Inc., of Beaver, Pa., to produce special images of aerial photographs called digital orthophoto quadrangles.

Date published: June 6, 1997

Gaithersburg, Md., 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 Photo Science, Inc., of Gaithersburg, MD., to produce special images of aerial photographs called digital orthophoto quadrangles.

Date published: June 6, 1997

Huntsville, Ala., 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 Atlantic Technologies, Ltd., of Huntsville, Ala., to produce special images of aerial photographs called digital orthophoto quadrangles.

Date published: June 2, 1997

USGS Releases La Plata County Natural Gas-Seep Study Findings

The U. S. Geological Survey has released Open-File Report 97-59 entitled: Geology and Structure of the Pine River, Florida River, Carbon Junction, and Basin Creek Gas Seeps, La Plata County, Colorado.

Date published: May 30, 1997

New Studies Aim to Protect Both Biodiversity and Landowner Needs

Through a competitive process, approximately two dozen scientists across the Nation received funding from the Biological Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey to gather data on sensitive species to provide information that may prevent their addition to threatened and endangered species lists.

Date published: May 29, 1997

USGS Maps Available at National Trails Day Festival in Alameda

Selected, local editions of U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps will be available for purchase at the USGS exhibit that will be part of the San Francisco Bay Trail Project’s National Trails Day Festival, Saturday, June 7, at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach and Crab Cove Visitor’s Center in Alameda.

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Date published: May 27, 1997

Midwest Earthquakes, High-Flying Fault Finders and the Health of the Chesapeake Bay...

Highlights of Some U.S. Geological Survey papers at the:
Spring Meeting, American Geophysical Union

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Date published: May 27, 1997

Scientists Describe Upcoming Earthquake Research Project Set for Puget Sound

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, the Geological Survey of Canada and several universities in both countries are preparing for a 1998 scientific project that will greatly advance the understanding of hazards from shallow earthquakes in the region of Puget Sound and Georgia Strait.

Date published: May 27, 1997

Media Advisory: News Conference to Outline Earthquake Research Project

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, the Canadian Geological Survey, the University of Washington, Oregon State University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria and the University of Texas, El Paso, will hold a news conference Thursday, May 29, 1997, to describe a seismic-imaging research project planned for the Puget Sound area in March 1998.

Date published: May 27, 1997

The Bay’s Attic is in the Basement... Scientists Seek Clues to Past and Future of the Chesapeake Bay

Several dozen scientists will gather in Baltimore on Tuesday and Wednesday (May 27-28) to compare results on efforts to better understand environmental change in the Chesapeake Bay by looking at both current trends and geologic evidence of past changes.

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