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January 16, 2009

In this edition of USGS Science Picks, look back on 2008 and discover earthquake impacts to our society, view stunning photographs of glaciers and learn about their response to climate change and uncover new discoveries that help protect endangered and at-risk species.

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December 12, 2008

You are invited to join our scientists and learn more about climate change, floods, volcanoes, ground water and more at the American Geophysical Union Conference in California! 

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December 2, 2008

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.

 

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October 28, 2008

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!

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December 17, 2007

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

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December 20, 2006

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. 

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November 14, 2006

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. 

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October 20, 2006

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.

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September 29, 2006

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.

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August 24, 2006

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.

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July 24, 2006

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.

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June 13, 2006

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.