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June 2, 2005

As visitors hit Indiana’s Lake Michigan beaches this summer, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will implement a new, more timely method to predict bacterial contamination in the lake that can make swimmers sick, the agency’s Great Lakes Science Center announced today. Preliminary results from last year indicate that the new protocols will protect public health

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June 2, 2005

As visitors hit Indiana’s Lake Michigan beaches this summer, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will implement a new, more timely method to predict bacterial contamination in the lake that can make swimmers sick, the agency’s Great Lakes Science Center announced today.

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May 25, 2005

Infrequent but Deadly Earthquakes Pose Hazard, Show Need for Preparedness

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May 23, 2005

The USGS’s Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC), under the auspices of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program, will conduct scientific overflights in Grand Canyon National Park over Memorial Day weekend.

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May 23, 2005

The USGS’s Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC), under the auspices of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program, will conduct scientific overflights in Grand Canyon National Park over Memorial Day weekend.

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May 18, 2005

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced today the release of new public web pages that show the probability of earthquake shaking in the next 24 hours in California. These maps graphically illustrate the change in earthquake probability during aftershock and possible foreshock sequences.

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May 18, 2005

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced today the release of new public web pages that show the probability of earthquake shaking in the next 24 hours in California. These maps graphically illustrate the change in earthquake probability during aftershock and possible foreshock sequences.

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May 11, 2005

Reston, VA -- A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the central part of the Alaska North Slope and the adjacent state offshore area finds that there is a significant amount of oil and a large amount of gas that remains to be discovered. 

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May 11, 2005

Reston, VA -- A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the central part of the Alaska North Slope and the adjacent state offshore area finds that there is a significant amount of oil and a large amount of gas that remains to be discovered. 

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May 5, 2005

Reston, VA – U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists have identified nationwide trends toward increasing streamflow in many areas of the nation since 1940 based on data collected from long-term USGS streamgages. This conclusion and several more interesting trends in our nation’s streamflows can be found in four new fact sheets recently issued by the agency.

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May 5, 2005

Potential earthquakes on the Puente Hills fault beneath the Los Angeles area could result in 3,000 to 18,000 fatalities, 142,000 to 735,000 displaced households, and more than $250 billion in total damages, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) research.

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May 5, 2005

Reston, VA – U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists have identified nationwide trends toward increasing streamflow in many areas of the nation since 1940 based on data collected from long-term USGS streamgages. This conclusion and several more interesting trends in our nation’s streamflows can be found in four new fact sheets recently issued by the agency.