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Originating along riverbanks in Brazil a plant called Christmasberry, or Brazilian peppertree, is used to deck halls and homes in this holiday time of year. Earlier this month, Christmasberry was even offered for sale at a "swap-meet" in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii, where it was labeled "Maui mistletoe."
Nitrogen in rain and airborne particles contributes as much as 15 to 35 percent of the nitrogen in the coastal streams that flow into U.S. estuaries, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Blackland Research Center at Texas A&M University.
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.
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
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.
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.
Scientists have confirmed that agricultural contaminants may be an important factor in amphibian declines in California.
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