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April 26, 2005

Trees in the world’s most productive forests -- forests that add the most new growth each year -- also tend to die young, according to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study published in a recent issue of the journal Ecology Letters. This discovery could help scientists predict how forests will respond to ongoing and future environmental changes.

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April 25, 2005

 

Reston, VA – More Americans are at risk from being severely impacted by natural hazards now than any other time in our nation’s history.

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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 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.