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Date published: May 26, 2006

Water Monitoring Equipment on the Upper Mississippi

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. 

Date published: May 17, 2006

May Science Picks - Leads, Feeds, and Story Seeds

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

Date published: April 11, 2006

April Science Picks - Leads, Feeds, and Story Seeds

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.

Date published: March 17, 2006

March Science Picks - Leads, Feeds, and Story Seeds

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...

Date published: February 1, 2006

February Science Picks - Leads, Feeds, and Story Seeds

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?

Date published: December 13, 2005

December Science Picks - Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

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.

Date published: November 4, 2005

Science Picks - Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

Time change got you down? Fall back on a few good stories. Science Picks bring the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science to you. Cover ongoing earth and natural science research, investigations, and technology — Photos and Web links are provided to enhance your story.

Date published: October 12, 2005

October Science Picks - Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

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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Date published: September 13, 2005

September Science Picks - Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds - September 2005 Edition on Hurricane Katrina

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.

Date published: August 3, 2005

August Science Picks - Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

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.

Date published: July 1, 2005

Want Fiery News?...July Science Picks

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.

Date published: June 2, 2005

June Science Picks - Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds

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