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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. 

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May 26, 2006

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. 

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May 17, 2006

May Highlights:

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

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April 11, 2006

April 18 marks the 100th anniversary of the most damaging earthquake in U.S. history, the magnitude-7.8 1906 earthquake in Northern California. The San Andreas Fault ruptured about 300 miles throughout Northern California during this event.

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March 17, 2006

March Highlights:

Mile-long Crust on Display — Tells 35 Million-Year Tale

Big Earthquakes Can Rock Middle America

Famous 1906 Earthquake Shot Recaptured by USGS Scientist

Coral Reefs and Sea-Level Rise Don´t Mix

USGS Grants Available for Earthquake Research

USGS Subscription Makes Science No "Trivial Pursuit"

and more...

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February 1, 2006

February Highlights:

Avian Influenza—A Little Known Fact, or Is It?

Seattle Slides as Seahawks Ride High

Winter Games are Mineral Wonderland

Avoiding a Crash from Volcanic Ash

60 Years — Celebrating an Extraordinary Career

Mr. Earthquake Hangs His USGS Hat; Retires After 51 Years

Shaken Not Stirred — Torino and the Italian Alps

Did you Lose Your Heart in San Francisco?

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December 13, 2005

From icy records to mistletoe romance, December Science Picks bring a host of tips (some timely, some evergreen) on earth and natural science research and investigations. Science Picks bring the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science to you, helping you cover ongoing earth and natural science research, investigations, and technology.

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October 12, 2005

As the nation turns its focus to restoring regions devastated by hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes, this month’s Science Picks will highlight ongoing earth and natural science research and investigations, as well as technology at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), to help you tell the story.

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September 13, 2005

Learn the latest on how U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science is helping victims of Hurricane Katrina and how its scientific research and capabilities will help prevent vulnerabilities to future natural hazards. This special edition of Science Picks can help you cover the science behind Hurricane Katrina. Photos and Web links are provided to enhance your story.