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Date published: March 18, 2002

Fresh Water Under the Sea?

By using electrical measurements, USGS scientists have detected fresh groundwater in submarine environments in Mid-Atlantic coastal waters. The new data will help define sources and quantities of nutrients entering the coastal bays of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia and refine groundwater flow models.

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Date published: March 14, 2002

New National Atlas Map Reveals Old Voting Patterns

The Presidential elections of 2000 rekindled America’s fascination with the history and geography of other closely contested elections. A new map illustrating how citizens have voted in every Presidential election since 1789 is now available from the National Atlas of the United States® at http://nationalatlas.gov/whatsnew.html

Date published: March 14, 2002

New National Atlas Map Reveals Old Voting Patterns

The Presidential elections of 2000 rekindled America’s fascination with the history and geography of other closely contested elections. A new map illustrating how citizens have voted in every Presidential election since 1789 is now available from the National Atlas of the United States® 

Date published: March 13, 2002

What's in that Water? - USGS Releases First Nationwide Look At Pharmaceuticals, Hormones And Other Organic Contaminants In U.S. Streams

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), today, unveiled the first-ever study of pharmaceuticals, hormones and other organic waste water-related chemicals in streams across the nation. And while the findings are significant in their own right, the work points to the need for more research in the future.

Date published: March 13, 2002

What’s in that Water?

USGS Releases First Nationwide Look At Pharmaceuticals, Hormones And Other Organic Contaminants In U.S. Streams
 

Date published: March 7, 2002

USGS Partners with ATDI to Serve Geographic Data

The USGS and Advanced Topographic Development and Images(ATDI) (Sterling, VA) have formed a partnership to distribute USGS geographic data to make more public domain data available at no charge while enabling the private sector to have a greater role in the distribution of USGS data.

Date published: March 7, 2002

USGS Partners with ATDI to Serve Geographic Data

The USGS and Advanced Topographic Development and Images(ATDI) (Sterling, VA) have formed a partnership to distribute USGS geographic data to make more public domain data available at no charge while enabling the private sector to have a greater role in the distribution of USGS data.

Date published: February 25, 2002

Beauty and the Beasts - Beyond the Golden Gate

Above the water it’s a rugged shoreline and a few jagged rocks adorned with bird droppings. Below the surface, however, the Gulf of the Farallones, west of the Golden Gate Bridge, encompasses an area of 4,000 square miles of sea floor, marine life and mysterious objects that may be affecting the area’s environment.

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Date published: February 25, 2002

Beauty and the Beasts — Beyond the Golden Gate

Above the water it’s a rugged shoreline and a few jagged rocks adorned with bird droppings. Below the surface, however, the Gulf of the Farallones, west of the Golden Gate Bridge, encompasses an area of 4,000 square miles of sea floor, marine life and mysterious objects that may be affecting the area’s environment.

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Date published: February 20, 2002

U.S. Output of Mineral-based Materials Declines

U.S. output of mineral-based materials dropped to $374 billion in 2001, down 8% from the previous year, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. recession led to the reduction in output. Especially hard hit were the aluminum, copper, and steel producers, who faced strong foreign competition, higher energy costs, and lower prices for their products. 

Date published: February 20, 2002

U.S. Output of Mineral-based Materials Declines

U.S. output of mineral-based materials dropped to $374 billion in 2001, down 8% from the previous year, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: February 12, 2002

USGS Planetary Geologist Named AAAS Fellow

 

Dr. Michael H. Carr, a planetary geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) who has participated in almost every U.S., Russian and European mission to Mars, will be installed as a "Fellow" in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), on Saturday, February 16, at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Mass.