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Date published: January 16, 2009

January Science Picks -- Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

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.

Date published: December 12, 2008

USGS Science Picks: November/December 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! 

Date published: December 2, 2008

Traces of Pharmaceuticals and Household Chemicals Found in Northeast Ohio Streams

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.

 

Date published: October 28, 2008

October Science Picks -- Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

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!

Date published: December 17, 2007

December Science Picks - Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

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

Date published: December 20, 2006

December Science Picks - Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

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. 

Date published: November 14, 2006

November Science Picks - Leads, Feeds, and Story Seeds

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. 

Date published: October 20, 2006

October Science Picks - Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

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.

Date published: September 29, 2006

September Science Picks - Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

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.

Date published: August 24, 2006

August Science Picks - Leads, Feeds, and Story Seeds

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.

Date published: July 24, 2006

July Science Picks - Leads, Feeds, and Story Seeds

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.

Date published: June 13, 2006

June Science Picks - Leads, Feeds, and Story Seeds

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.