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October 28, 1996

Do buried sediments hold the secrets to a better understanding of what factors -- natural or human -- have triggered changes in the living resources and environment of the Everglades?

USGS
October 17, 1996

A small earthquake, preliminary magnitude 2.5 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred near Rising Sun, northeastern Maryland, at 7:43 a.m. EDT. Rising Sun is in Cecil County, just south of the Maryland-Pennsylvania state line and about 40 miles northeast of Baltimore.

USGS
October 10, 1996

A new satellite image map of the Chesapeake Bay that will aid a multi-state effort to restore and manage the Bay’s resources was unveiled Thursday (October 10, 1996) in Harrisburg, Pa., by the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
October 9, 1996

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 occurred off the coast of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea, Wed., Oct. 9, 1996, at 9:10 a.m EST, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
October 8, 1996

Potomac River flow, near Washington, D.C., set a new record-high of 15.8 billion gallons per day (bgd) in the just-ended 1996 water year, far more than twice the long-term annual average flow of 7.2 bgd. The new record breaks the previous record of 12.3 bgd set in 1972, by 28 percent.

USGS
October 7, 1996

Total freshwater inflow to Chesapeake Bay during the period January to September 1996, was the second highest in 45 years of record, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
October 2, 1996

Dr. Dennis B. Fenn was today appointed the first chief biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
September 27, 1996

Dr. Crofton B. Farmer of Pasadena, California, and Dr. M. Patrick McCormick of Hampton, Virginia, have received the 1996 Pecora Award, one of the top federal awards for contributions in remote sensing. 

USGS
September 26, 1996

How can teachers and parents evoke curiosity and instill a sense of wonder about the Earth?

USGS
September 26, 1996

Partnership projects such as this CRADA allow the federal government and a non-federal partner to combine resources and provide cost-effective products and perform research by sharing the costs of projects.

USGS
September 20, 1996

Scientists will begin collecting sediment cores from the floor of Chesapeake Bay this week in the search for clues that will help explain what factors -- natural and manmade -- trigger changes in the living resources and environment of the Bay.

USGS
September 13, 1996

See the artistic talents of your friends and neighbors who work at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston displayed in an employee art show, Sept. 3-30, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.