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December 11, 2009

A new collection of selected Landsat earth images worldwide, Global Land Survey 2005 (GLS2005), is now available for free download to any user around the globe. Under a long-term partnership, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) periodically select and process thousands of the best-available Landsat satellite ima

USGS science for a changing world logo
December 11, 2009

A new collection of selected Landsat earth images worldwide, Global Land Survey 2005 (GLS2005), is now available for free download to any user around the globe.

USGS science for a changing world logo
December 11, 2009

A new collection of selected Landsat earth images worldwide, Global Land Survey 2005 (GLS2005), is now available for free download to any user around the globe. Under a long-term partnership, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) periodically select and process thousands of the best-available Landsat satellite ima

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December 8, 2009

Robin O'Malley joined the U.S. Geological Survey this week to serve as the policy and partnership coordinator for the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. O'Malley comes to the USGS from the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economic and the Environment, where he was the Director of Program Development.

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December 3, 2009

Groundwater tested from selected community water systems in 14 states contains low levels of man-made organic chemicals, according to studies conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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November 13, 2009

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in partnership with Spot Image Corporation, has begun to distribute, over the Internet, SPOT (Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre) satellite data collected over parts of North America between 1986 and 1998.

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October 30, 2009

American kestrels are extremely susceptible to highly pathogenic avian influenza, indicating that other endangered and threatened raptors may also be at risk if the virus reaches North America.
In a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study, all kestrels inoculated with highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 died within seven days of inoculation, regardless of the virus dose.

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October 19, 2009

USGS and the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) formally announced their request for proposals to support the 2010 National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP). With over $1.3 million spread across seven categories, the 2010 NSDI CAP will award an estimated 31 innovative projects in the geospatial data community.

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September 23, 2009

Keeping up with plants: the challenge for Arctic geese: A large-scale redistribution of geese seems to be occurring in boreal and tundra ecosystems, perhaps because of the changing balance and distribution of the plants they eat.

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September 23, 2009

The U. S. Geological Survey has crews measuring the historic flooding in many parts of Georgia, especially in north Georgia and the Atlanta region. The USGS has deployed field crews to help repair more than 20 stream gages that were destroyed from the flooding. Crews are rushing to install temporary gages and make streamflow measurements to provide real-time flood information to emergency managers

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September 4, 2009

The U.S. Geological Survey will award up to $500,000 in grants and cooperative agreements for universities to help produce geologic maps for the nation. EDMAP is sponsored by the USGS and is the nation's sole program to fund geologic mapping. This is a congressionally mandated matching-funds program, meaning every federal dollar awarded is matched with university funds.

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August 31, 2009

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is holding its 139th Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., from Aug. 30-Sept. 3. This year's meeting theme is "Diversity – the Foundation of Fisheries and of AFS: Are We Gaining Ground?" Below are highlights from U.S. Geological Survey research presentations at the conference.