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February 21, 2001

U.S. output of mineral-based materials contributed nearly $429 billion to support the nation’s economy in 2000, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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February 20, 2001

A twin-engine airplane, operated under contract to the U.S. Geological Survey, will be flying low-altitude geophysical surveys over an area west of San Antonio beginning around February 24, 2001. The survey will cover parts of Uvalde, Medina and Bexar counties. The survey should be completed in about four weeks, weather permitting.

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February 19, 2001

Like the Florida Everglades, California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta has been radically transformed by human activities. In the past three decades, monitoring programs have documented remarkable declines in living resources from primary producers to fish. 

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February 13, 2001

 

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has named Donna Myers to be its Great Lakes Coordinator. Ms. Myers filled this newly created position beginning in January 2001. The goal of the position is to promote the integration of the biological sciences, geology, mapping, and water programs in the Great Lakes Basin to better serve the needs of natural resource managers.

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February 5, 2001

Aerial photographs supplied to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team, by the U.S. Geological Survey, are being used to search for the remains of Xiana Fairchild. A child’s skull, which was found near Lexington Reservoir on January 19, has been identified through dental records and DNA tests, as that of the missing 7-year-old Vallejo girl who disappeared in December 1999.

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January 29, 2001

Environmental clean-up crews are working this morning to determine the size of an oil release that occurred at the U.S. Geological Survey Headquarters in Reston, Va., early this morning.

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January 25, 2001

If the aquarium of brightly colored exotic fish with interesting names like angelfish, swordtail, glow-light tetra, hatchet fish and tire track eel that Aunt Tillie gave you for Christmas is rapidly becoming a burden, think twice before you dump the tank and destroy the evidence.

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January 22, 2001

A new geologic map of surficial deposits in the nine-county San Francisco Bay region that can be used to evaluate earthquake hazards has been released in digital form by the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park.

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January 19, 2001

Estimating streamflows in areas where there are no gages once took days but now only takes minutes, thanks to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, who have developed a user-friendly streamflow-estimating system called "Streamstats."

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January 19, 2001

The U.S. Geological Survey presented the first-ever James R.Balsley Awards for Excellence in Technology Transfer to two teams of USGS scientists who have made pioneering advances in the study of ground water.

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January 17, 2001

A small earthquake, preliminary magnitude 2.5 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred between the southern tip of Manhattan and Queens, near Newark, New Jersey, at 7:34 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 17. Shaking was felt in New York City. The USGS has received no reports of damage at this time.

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January 17, 2001

Metal concentrations were found to be elevated in riverbed sediments and fish tissue samples at sites downstream from significant natural mineral sources associated with hard-rock mining activities in the Clark Fork and Spokane River basins, according to scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior.