One of the first Black USGS geophysicists, pioneers research
USGS geophysicist Dr. Rufus Catchings, brings insights to the importance of diversity and perseverance in the earth science field.Read Story
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Note to reporters: A list of compounds analyzed and their uses can be found in tables in Appendix B (pp 28-36) of the Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5173.
That morning cup of coffee, the medicines we take, the soaps and shampoos we use, household cleaners, pesticides and a host of chemicals.... What do they have in common? They all eventually end up in the environment.
In this October edition of Science Picks, crack the mystery of freaky frog fungus, sneaky iguanas, a "Halloween" fish and what’s lurking in our drinking water. Glaciers and sea otters are disappearing, while deep-sea corals and devilishly hot geothermal energy are thriving. Don’t be spooked — read on for clues to these mysteries and more!
Winter can be cold and dreary...but these hot science leads and festive science facts will warm your readers' hearts! December Science Picks take a look at holiday place names, mysterious mistletoe and the USGS ice core laboratory along with a host of other tips (some timely, some evergreen) on earth and natural science research and investigations. P
Brighten your readers’ minds with a few festive science facts. The December edition of Science Picks looks at holiday place names, mysterious mistletoe, and many seasonal science issues.
November isn’t just about giving thanks and passing the stuffing—it’s also about becoming aware that geography matters! Mark your calendars because Geography Awareness Week (GAW) runs from November 12-18 and geographic information systems (GIS) Day is November 15th.
Leaves are changing and pumpkins are peeking from every corner. October hosts a multitude of story possibilities and an opportunity to "Be a Citizen Scientist" with this year's Earth Science Week, Oct. 8-14, an annual event sponsored by the American Geological Institute and its member organizations.
Fall is fast upon us and with it comes a harvest of science story ideas. Science Picks provide the most current USGS science news and information. Science Picks help you cover ongoing earth and natural science research, investigations and technology.
It's August and school is in session — get the 411 — curriculum, data, maps and more...need a story, tool or image to tantalize the most avid student or stimulate the science buff.
Want to cover hot topics...Volcanoes, Wildfire, Earthquakes and Flood? The July Science Picks provide the most current USGS science news and information. Science Picks helps you cover ongoing earth and natural science research, investigations and technology.
Last year, hurricane season took its toll on coastal and wetland communities. Right now, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is preparing for the 2006 Hurricane Season. The June Science Picks is dedicated to hurricane studies and planning. It's full of the most current USGS science news and information.
This summer boaters and anglers may notice a few foreign objects in some of the backwaters of Navigation Pool 8 of the Upper Mississippi River. Water quality and weather monitoring equipment has been set up by river scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Far Away Earthquakes Ripple Virginia Well
See Changes From Sea Ice
How Vulnerable are Our Communities to Tsunamis and Other Hazards?
Looking at the U.S.-Mexico Border From a New Height-Satellite
Lead-Based Wheel Weights and the Environment
Forego Flu Fiction