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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.

Date published: February 8, 2002

Keeping Common Species Common in New York

The USGS announced today that species and habitat data profiles have been completed for New York under the Gap Analysis Program (GAP). The GAP is a scientific method of gathering broad geographic information on biological diversity that contributes to keeping common species common.

Date published: February 8, 2002

Keeping Common Species Common in New York

The USGS announced today that species and habitat data profiles have been completed for New York under the Gap Analysis Program (GAP). The GAP is a scientific method of gathering broad geographic information on biological diversity that contributes to keeping common species common.

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Date published: February 6, 2002

Similar Patterns of Ground Water Pollution Found in United States and China

The United States and the People’s Republic of China share a common problem ? elevated nitrate concentrations in water supplies used for drinking water, according to a recently released report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While elevated concentrations of nitrate in water have been known to cause illness in babies, there is also indirect evidence that they can cause cancer. 

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Date published: February 6, 2002

Similar Patterns of Ground Water Pollution Found in United States and China

The United States and the People’s Republic of China share a common problem ? elevated nitrate concentrations in water supplies used for drinking water, according to a recently released report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Date published: February 4, 2002

President's FY 2003 Budget for USGS - Science in Support of Natural Resources and the Nation's Public Lands

 

The President has proposed a budget of $904.0 million for the Interior Department’s U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Fiscal Year 2003. This includes $36.7 million for a government-wide legislative proposal to shift to agencies the full cost of the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal employee health benefits program for current employees.

Date published: February 4, 2002

President’s FY 2003 Budget for USGS — Science in Support of Natural Resources and the Nation’s Public Lands

The President has proposed a budget of $904.0 million for the Interior Department’s U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Fiscal Year 2003.

Date published: January 30, 2002

University of Utah to Monitor Olympic Earthquakes - Thanks to USGS

University of Utah seismologists will be on duty around-the-clock during the Olympics, armed with a new $1.2 million system so they can quickly supply public safety information if any disruptive earthquakes shake the 2002 Winter Games.

Date published: January 30, 2002

University of Utah to Monitor Olympic Earthquakes - Thanks to USGS

University of Utah seismologists will be on duty around-the-clock during the Olympics, armed with a new $1.2 million system so they can quickly supply public safety information if any disruptive earthquakes shake the 2002 Winter Games.

Date published: January 25, 2002

THE "SHIP"ping NEWS - USGS Scientists Launch Earth Shaking Study in the Puget Lowlands

In an effort to understand how future earthquakes will affect the central Puget Sound lowlands, U. S. Geological Survey scientists, working from North Seattle Community College, on January 25 will begin installing 90 seismographs to measure ground shaking throughout the region.

Date published: January 25, 2002

THE "SHIP"ping NEWS — USGS Scientists Launch Earth Shaking Study in the Puget Lowlands

In an effort to understand how future earthquakes will affect the central Puget Sound lowlands, U. S. Geological Survey scientists, working from North Seattle Community College, on January 25 will begin installing 90 seismographs to measure ground shaking throughout the region.

Date published: January 24, 2002

South American Forests Offer Glimpse of U.S. Ecosystems Before Industrial Revolution

A study of ancient and unpolluted South American forests promises to upend longstanding beliefs about ecosystems and the effects of pollution in the Northern Hemisphere.