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December 13, 2000

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today signed an agreement to facilitate partnership activities on Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities, a major natural-disaster initiative.

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December 13, 2000

The National Atlas of the United States® has received the Hammer Award for putting digital geospatial data such as soils, county boundaries, volcanoes, and watersheds and geostatistical data such as crime patterns, population distribution, and incidence of disease at America’s fingertips. Using this information, children and adults can better understand the complex relationships between the places

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December 7, 2000

Neither a tree-dweller nor a night bird, and roughly the size of a chicken, the Gunnison sage-grouse is not a particularly secretive bird yet just recently has it been identified as a new species of bird. 

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December 7, 2000

A minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 3.9 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred about 5 miles west of Evansville, Indiana at 8:08 am local time (Central Standard Time). The earthquake was felt in parts of southern Indiana and western Kentucky. The USGS has received no reports of damage at this time.

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December 7, 2000

Scientists have confirmed that agricultural contaminants may be an important factor in amphibian declines in California.

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December 31, 1999

Web-archive copies of all 1999 National news releases.

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December 31, 1998

Web-archive copies of all 1998 National news releases.

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December 31, 1997

Web-archive copies of all 1997 National news releases.

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December 31, 1996

Web-archive copies of all 1996 National news releases.

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December 31, 1995

Web-archive copies of all 1995 National news releases.