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Date published: November 21, 1997

Try The USGS And USFS For Alternative Holiday Shopping (and free wrapping paper!)

Want to give someone special an unusual gift this holiday season? Then you should visit the Earth Science and National Forest Information Center (ESNFIC) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) in Spokane.

Date published: November 13, 1997

USGS Expands Hormone Research

The U.S. Geological Survey is expanding its capabilities in hormone research, studying the role contaminants may play in the reproductive development of amphibian, fish and mussel species.

Date published: November 7, 1997

Snake Barrier On Rota is Important Step Toward Preventing Future Spread of Brown Tree Snake

A new way to prevent brown tree snakes from invading was unveiled yesterday by scientists working for the U.S. Department of the Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey and Ohio State University.

Date published: November 4, 1997

From Floods and Landslides to Ecosystems...USGS Scientists Gear Up for El Nino

From the West Coast to South Florida, the U.S. Geological Survey is gearing up as part of the scientific front line in studying and reducing the impact of El Nino.

Date published: November 4, 1997

William V. (Bill) Sliter, USGS Geologist (Obituary)

Bill Sliter, a research geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, died of a heart attack at his USGS office in Menlo Park, Friday afternoon, Oct. 31, 1997. Sliter, 62, was a resident of Palo Alto, and is survived by his wife, Trish Sliter, also an employee of the USGS.

Date published: October 29, 1997

USGS To Coordinate On-Line Scientific Database for Tahoe Basin

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) today joined forces with other federal and state agencies to announce specific efforts to implement recommendations of this summer’s Lake Tahoe Presidential Forum, including creation of an Internet-based clearinghouse of scientific information for the Lake Tahoe area.

Date published: October 28, 1997

Peru Earthquake - Tues., Oct. 28, 1997

A preliminary magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred in northern Peru on Tues., Oct. 28, 1997, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: October 24, 1997

Earthquake Shakes Up More Than Alabama

"This morning’s earthquake in southern Alabama was a wake-up call in more ways than one," said Dr. Mark Schaefer, Acting Director of the U.S. Geological Survey. "It serves to remind all of us that earthquakes are not restricted to California, Washington, and Alaska. The East is earthquake country, too."

Date published: October 22, 1997

Models Show Regional-Scale Impacts of Climate Change

How can climate change modify the appearance of society and the environment?

Date published: October 21, 1997

Ancient, Tiny Fossils Contribute to Retrofit of San Francisco-Oakland Bridge

The presence of 125,000-year-old microfossils in the muds of San Francisco Bay may help engineers decide where and how to rebuild the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, according to a U.S. Geological Survey(USGS)scientist in Menlo Park, Calif.

Date published: October 21, 1997

USGS Launches New Electronic Clearinghouse For Biological Data

Dr. Dennis B. Fenn, Chief Biologist, today announced that the U.S. Geological Survey’s Biological Resources Divisionhas initiated a new Internet-based clearinghouse that can be used to search for and locate existing sources of biological data and information from a variety of sources.

Date published: October 20, 1997

Comet Struck Southern Nevada 370 Million Years Ago

An extraterrestrial object, theorized to be a comet at least one kilometer in diameter, impacted what is now southern Nevada about 370 million years ago.