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January 22, 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released a convenient and informative new method for the analysis of groundwater and surface-water hydrologic data called the Groundwater (GW) Toolbox.

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December 13, 2013

AmericaView, a university-led, state-based consortium designed to promote remote sensing science and technology, was awarded a nearly $1 million National Land Remote Sensing Education Outreach and Research Activity grant by the U.S. Geological Survey this week through a competitive process. Administered by the USGS Land Remote Sensing Program, the grant has renewable options for up to five years.

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November 25, 2013

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA will host a public meeting on December 4 in which both agencies will provide details about how user needs will be assessed to help inform NASA's Sustainable Land Imaging Program. User requirements will be a key consideration in the design and implementation of future space-borne systems that are intended to provide global, continuous Landsat-...

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November 25, 2013

For the first time since 1995 the U.S. Geological Survey will reinstate reporting the amount of water consumed in the production of thermoelectric power.

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September 24, 2013

The U.S. Geological Survey has developed a hydrologic modeling tool that will aid planning for water-supply sustainability and preparing for the potential impacts of climate change in regional coastal aquifer systems.

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September 24, 2013

The standard atomic weights of nineteen elements have been changed as the result of cooperative research supported by the U.S. Geological Survey and theInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The new values were announced at the August 2013 meeting of the IUPAC Commission on Atomic Weights and Isotopic Abundances held in Gebze, Turkey. 

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September 20, 2013

The USGS methodology for assessing carbon dioxide (CO2) storage potential for geologic carbon sequestration was endorsed as a best practice for a country-wide storage potential assessment by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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September 19, 2013

Features Tiered Chemical Prioritization, Focuses on Human and Aquatic Health

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September 10, 2013

A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey evaluates how well the USGS streamgage network meets needs for streamflow information by assessing the ability of the network to produce various streamflow statistics at locations that have streamgages (gaged) and that do not have streamgages (ungaged).

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September 4, 2013

Wastewater treatment plants that process waters from oil and gas development were found to discharge elevated levels of toxic chemicals known as brominated disinfection byproducts, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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July 31, 2013

The U.S. Geological Survey has developed analysis software to facilitate research of chemical mixtures. The new software consists of four computer programs to help hydrologists, toxicologists, and other professionals investigate chemical mixtures in the environment.

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July 23, 2013

Shale and other clay-rich rock formations might offer permanent disposal solutions for spent nuclear fuel, according to a new paper by the U.S. Geological Survey. There is currently about 70,000 metric tons of this spent fuel in temporary storage across the United States.