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March 11, 2004

Despite growing population and increasing electricity production, water use in the United States remains fairly stable, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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March 9, 2004

Large-scale, long-lasting droughts in the United States — such as the present one in the West — tend to be linked to warmer than normal sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean, and not just cooling in the tropical Pacific, according to a USGS study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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March 3, 2004

Having served the Nation for 125 years with earth and natural science information, the U.S. Geological Survey invites you to check out the innovative online resources that are available to provide the public with access to its wealth of science for a changing world.

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March 2, 2004

Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) celebrates its 125th anniversary.

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February 24, 2004

Migrating fall-run Chinook salmon can hit a stretch of the San Joaquin River in Central California with oxygen levels so low, the fish are forced to either wait around until conditions improve or to go elsewhere to spawn, thereby negatively affecting their spawning success.

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February 20, 2004

USGS Eastern Regional Director Bonnie McGregor has announced the selection of Ione L. Taylor as Deputy Regional Director for the Eastern Region. She will begin her new duties on February 22, 2004.

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February 20, 2004

The devastating Christmas Day mudslides, known to scientists as debris flows, were more widespread than most people realize, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Immediately following the December 25 event, USGS scientists mounted a scientific reconnaissance to trek up 66 canyons impacted by the Old and Grand Prix Fires in Southern California.

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February 18, 2004

Slow-moving ground water slows down water-quality improvements in Chesapeake Bay Ground water supplies about half of the water and nitrogen to streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and is therefore an important pathway for nitrogen to reach the bay, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study. Too many nutrients, most of all nitrogen, are the principal cause for poor water-quality.

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February 13, 2004

Dr. Leslie Dierauf, a wildlife veterinarian and conservation biologist, has been selected as Director of the USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) in Madison, WI.

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February 13, 2004

Traditional Native knowledge can inform and document the effects of climate change and other ecosystem changes, providing valuable additions to scientific investigations, according to Geological Survey scientist Margaret Hiza. Her research is being presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meetings in Seattle, Wash, on Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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February 13, 2004

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently signed separate Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) to further enhance development of The National Map and to improve collaboration among all levels of government.

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February 13, 2004

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will co-sponsor two symposia at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Seattle, WA, February 12-16, 2004. This year’s theme is "Science at the Leading Edge," and the USGS-sponsored symposia will address how today’s technology is creating new ways to preserve and share knowledge.