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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.

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August 3, 2005

This month’s Science Picks can help you cover ongoing earth and natural science research and investigations, as well as, technology at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) — photos and Web links are provided to enhance your story.

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July 1, 2005

Fire season is upon us, and in the Southwest thousands of acres are burning. In honor of Independence Day, this month’s Science Picks are dedicated to fire — find out what happens after the smoke clears; learn about new techniques scientists are using to handle some hot topics; and discover what gives firecrackers the bang for your buck.

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June 2, 2005

June Highlights:

What Will Hurricane Season Bring?

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish...Snakehead Fish!

Affairs of the Flock...A Father’s Day Tale

Big Rock Candy Mountain Does Exist!

USGS Maps the Spread of West Nile During 2005 Season

Getting to the Core of the Issue: Drilling deep into the Nation’s Largest Known Impact Crater

Finding Slippery Slopes in Alaska

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May 6, 2005

May Highlights:

How the Advanced National Seismic System is Reducing America’s Earthquake Risk

Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer? Larger Earthquakes at Mount St. Helens

The Parkfield Earthquake: USGS Findings Help Unravel Clues about Earthquake Processes

Memories Flood Back as USGS Science Rushes Forward

USGS Scientists Document Widespread Increases in Streamflow

 

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April 8, 2005

Another Great Earthquake in the Indian Ocean, but What About the Tsunami?

Steam Explosions, Earthquakes, and Volcanic Eruptions--What’s in Yellowstone’s Future?

Radio-Monitored Salmon Shed Light on Snake River for Water Managers

Itching to Know More About America’s Modern Gold Rush?

Hazards and Cooperation Spawn New Uses for Geospatial Information

 

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March 3, 2005

Included this month:

Landslide Hazards Pile Up in Southern California

Will the December 26th Indian Ocean Tsunami Prove to be the Most Powerful Tsunami Ever

Will the Earth Move in March?

USGS Finds New Survivor in Palau Islands

Super Sleuths of Soil

Landslide Report Details Danger and Complexity of Future Landslides for California Coast

Having Good Geographic Data is Essential to Critical Decision Making

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February 16, 2005

2004 deadliest year

Illustrate with us -- New Geologic Map of North America

A real-time treat -- USGS Water Data Served

Getting to the Heart of Geography

"Duck" the winter

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November 15, 2004

November Science Picks take a look at wildfires, debris flows, and earthquakes in California; water quality across the nation [is it getting better or worse?]; and the unexpectedly sensitive Gulf sturgeon, along with a host of other timely tips on earth and natural science research and investigations at USGS. 

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October 8, 2004

October Science Picks look at living safely on a restless planet, celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a water education site now available in Spanish, examine the science behind baseball bats in preparation for the World Series, and provide a host of other timely tips on earth and natural science research and investigations at USGS.

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September 2, 2004

Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, came ashore on the southwest coast of Florida on August 13 and carved a 450-m breach in North Captiva Island. On August 15, scientists at the USGS photographed the new breach through North Captiva Island where the eye wall came ashore. Will Captiva Island be forever cut in two? With time, USGS oceanographer Abby Sallenger says, the island will likely heal

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August 9, 2004

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