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USGS
August 25, 1995

Greenland’s inland glacier ice -- covering a combined area larger than Alaska and Oregon and the largest remnant of the last "Ice Age" in North America -- is described and illustrated in the latest chapter in the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) "Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World."

USGS
August 23, 1995

Volcanic ash clouds can threaten the lives and safety of airline pilots and passengers. In the past 15 years, more than 80 jet aircraft have been damaged by drifting clouds of volcanic ash, and more than 1,500 people put at risk when engines failed temporarily on 7 airliners. 

USGS
August 22, 1995

Increased volcanic activity at Castle Peak vent of Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean has led to voluntary relocation of Volcano Crisis Assistance Team of the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
August 22, 1995

A new satellite image map of south Florida that will aid resource managers planning a $2-3 billion restoration effort in the Everglades and Florida Bay will be presented to the Governor’s office Wednesday (August 23, 1995).

USGS
August 11, 1995

For the first time in a decade, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is changing the prices of its maps. Effective August 12, 1995, the price of the standard topographic quadrangle map series is increasing to $4.00. The price for most other maps produced by the USGS is being standardized to $4 per map. The USGS has also initiated a handling fee of $3.50 per mail order for all product lines.

USGS
August 7, 1995

Dr. Richard E. Witmer has been named Acting Chief of the National Mapping Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, the nation’s largest civilian mapping agency. Witmer, who previously served as Associate Chief for Programs and Finances, will manage the bureau’s mapping programs while a nationwide search is conducted to select a replacement for Chief Allen H. Watkins, who is retiring after 33 years

USGS
August 3, 1995

Reservoirs in the Delaware River basin and flow of the Hudson River continue to decline, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, an agency of the Department of the Interior.

USGS
August 3, 1995

Streamflows in the Northeastern U.S. continue to decline, despite some scattered showers in the region, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey, an agency of the Department of the Interior.

USGS
August 1, 1995

Flow of the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., was well above normal for the second consecutive month in July, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
July 28, 1995

"Communication: Technology for Independence" is the theme for the annual "Accessible Technology for People With Disabilities" conference to be held at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, Va., on August 16-17, 1995.

USGS
July 27, 1995

Reservoirs which supply New York City and flow of the Hudson River are below normal, and are a part of drought conditions that persist in many parts of the Northeastern United States, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
July 26, 1995

Streamflows are below normal throughout the Northeastern United States, contributing to widespread drought conditions, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.