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April 15, 2005

Reston, VA – The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on April 18 will host Chesterbrook Academy middle school students as a way to celebrate Earth Day. The students will receive hands-on demonstrations by USGS employees, including the release of frogs in Nolan Pond in Reston, Va.

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April 14, 2005

The catastrophic damage resulting from the 1906 earthquake proved to be the springboard for a century of advances in the understanding and science of earthquakes. 

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April 14, 2005

Old Maps, even Old Cemeteries, Provide New Clues for Modern Intensity Tool

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April 11, 2005

About 30 % of the CO2 released by human activity in the last several decades has been absorbed by the world’s oceans. The process has removed it from the atmosphere, but at a cost to coral reefs and other marine life, according to Richard Feely, an oceanographer at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.

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April 11, 2005

Workshop overview and discussion with scientists

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April 5, 2005

Dr. Jan van Wagtendonk, a research forester at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), received the 2005 George Melendez Wright (GMW) Award for Excellence, during the conference awards ceremony of the George Wright Society on March 18, 2005, in Philadelphia, Pa.

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April 5, 2005

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are presenting science about our changing world at the 2005 Association of American Geographers conference, April 5-9, in Denver, Colo. Changes to the landscape of the Front Range of Colorado, changes to the way American cities look, and changes to the water, land use, and land cover of our Nation are topics USGS scientists will discuss. 

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April 5, 2005

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are presenting science about our changing world at the 2005 Association of American Geographers conference, April 5-9, in Denver, Colo.

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April 5, 2005

Dr. Jan van Wagtendonk, a research forester at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), received the 2005 George Melendez Wright (GMW) Award for Excellence, during the conference awards ceremony of the George Wright Society on March 18, 2005, in Philadelphia, Pa.

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April 1, 2005

This prestigious award was presented to EROS in recognition of 34 years of continuous and dedicated service of the entire civil service and contractor staff of the Sioux Falls, S.D., National Center for its outstanding leadership and service in enabling access to and use of the Nation’s land remote sensing data.

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April 1, 2005

Dr. Ghassem Asrar, National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Science Deputy Associate Administrator, and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Director, Dr. Charles "Chip" Groat, representing the Department of the Interior (DOI) made the 31st annual presentation of the William T. Pecora Award to the USGS National Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science...

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March 22, 2005

Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have identified new evidence of a hazard posed by the combination of erupting volcanoes and the ocean seawater. Their research will be published by the Geological Society of America’s April edition of Geology.