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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. 

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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.