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Date published: May 5, 2010

May Science Picks - Hot News about Cool Science

In this edition of Science Picks, learn why it seems like the world is experiencing more earthquakes than normal. Also, see how easy it is to become a citizen scientist, and watch a new USGS movie to learn why the Mojave Desert tortoise is endangered. You’ll also find information about major flooding this spring, dust from Africa that is potentially harming coral in the Caribbean...

Date published: December 23, 2009

December Science Picks - Hot News about Cool Science

In this edition of Science Picks, learn how scientists are forecasting hazards like volcanoes and landslides, and read about a wolf named Brutus, who emails scientists from the North Pole! Also check out research on ancient salt mines, scientists using high tech remote controlled airplanes to survey dangerous areas, and why the call of the yellow-billed cuckoo is getting quieter and quieter.

Date published: November 4, 2009

November Science Picks -- Hot News about Cool Science

Did you know that that the United States uses less water today than 35 years ago and that there might be caves on Mars? In this edition of Science Picks, learn more about these stories, as well as the latest on carbon storage in the Arctic and faulty wallboard from China that may be making Florida residents sick.

Date published: October 2, 2009

October Science Picks -- Hot News about Cool Science

Do you want to know more about the recent Samoa and Sumatra earthquakes? What's the latest climate change news? Did they really find water on the moon? And can male fish have female features? The answers are in this edition of Science Picks. Also, the nation's earthquake monitoring system is getting a facelift, and Halloween is coming up, making it the perfect time to read up on bats!

Date published: September 2, 2009

September Science Picks - Hot News about Cool Science

Want the cold facts about melting glaciers? How about details on a recent study finding mercury contamination in fish nationwide? Or how you can wander New York on September 11 and help find the city's lost crickets? The answers are in this edition of USGS Science Picks.

Date published: August 4, 2009

August Science Picks -- Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

Want to join U.S. and Canadian scientists as they map the Arctic seafloor and gather data to help define the outer limits of the continental shelf? Discover how in this edition of USGS Science Picks. You can also find out about large trees declining in Yosemite and join USGS scientists at the Ecological Society of America Conference.

Date published: July 2, 2009

July Science Picks -- Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

Do you want the most current climate change projections and recommendations for future actions? If so, then check out USGS Science Picks! You can also gain insight on the Arctic's energy assets, how a tribal canoe journey is helping improve water resources in the Salish Sea, efforts to weed out alien invaders, and the need to save declining coral ecosystems.

Date published: June 10, 2009

June Science Picks -- Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

Hurricane season is storming down on us, and in this edition of USGS Science Picks, you can learn how science is helping to weather these storms and protect our environment. You can also learn about significant gas resources in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the link between fires and global warming, and how climate change is threatening honeycreepers.

Date published: May 7, 2009

May Science Picks -- Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

In this edition of USGS Science Picks, learn about the rapid disappearance of Antarctica's ice shelves, the hazards posed by sand dunes moving due to climate change and how the USGS is spending its $140 million from the President's Recovery Act.

Date published: April 3, 2009

April Science Picks -- Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

In this edition of USGS Science Picks, find out about explosive eruptions at Alaska's Mount Redoubt Volcano, historic flooding in the upper Midwest and a new way to gauge our potential for mitigating climate change through storing carbon dioxide in rocks below the earth's surface.

Date published: March 6, 2009

March Science Picks -- Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

In this edition of USGS Science Picks, discover how erosion is doubling along part of Alaska's Arctic coast, a variety of chemicals have been found in the waters flowing into Lake Champlain, and you are needed to help take the pulse of our planet.

Date published: February 4, 2009

February Science Picks -- Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

Redoubt Volcano could be on the verge of eruption! Want to watch the volcano in real-time?