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Date published: January 25, 2012

USGS Identifies Streamflow Characteristics Critical to Tennessee River Basin Fishes

Streamflow characteristics critical for fish communities in the Tennessee River basin have been identified, according to recently published U.S. Geological Survey research.  Of particular note are three which describe the stability of streamflow, frequency of moderate streamflow, and the rate at which streamflow recedes after rainfall events.

Date published: January 9, 2012

High Resolution OrbView — 3 Images Now Available from USGS

OrbView-3 satellite images collected around the world between 2003 and 2007 by Orbital Imaging Corporation (now GeoEye) at up to one-meter resolution can now be downloaded at no cost through USGS EarthExplorer. 

Date published: November 3, 2011

USGS Seeks Proposals to Advance the NSDI

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) formally announce request for proposals to support the 2012 National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP).

Date published: December 20, 2010

Science Can Help American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Governments Manage Land and Resources

American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments face environmental challenges in managing their land and natural resources. For example, climate change predictions indicate increased probability for more frequent and severe droughts in the Southwestern U.S., impacting the Navajo Nation. 

Date published: October 14, 2010

Secretary of the Interior Recognizes USGS and its Collaborators with Partners in Conservation Awards

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar selected four U.S. Geological Survey programs and their collaborators to receive a Partners in Conservation Award — The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council-USGS Water Quality Monitoring Program...

Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: October 1, 2010

Global Consortium of Space Agencies to Meet at USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey will host the 24th Secretariat and Board meetings of the International Charter for Space and Major Disasters in Washington, D.C. on October 4-7, 2010.

Date published: September 27, 2010

USGS Mapping Places High at IMTA Awards Competition

USGS mapping, and in particular, the history, richness and diversity of topographic mapping, was recently recognized and honored at the 2010 International Map and Trade Association Conference at Washington D.C.

Date published: September 17, 2010

Half Million Dollars in Grants Available to Universities to Map the Nation

Universities are encouraged to compete for grants from the U.S. Geological Survey’s EDMAP education program, which is offering $571,212 in funding to help produce geologic maps for the nation. Maximum funds available per project include $17,500 for graduate projects and $10,000 for undergraduate projects.

Date published: September 16, 2010

Raptor Gains Honorable Mention in Government Computer News Award Competition

Raptor, the new search engine of the USGS-National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), has just been recognized and honored as one of ten 2010 Honorable Mention Winners in the 23rd Annual Government Computer News Awards for Outstanding Information Technology Achievement in Government.

Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: August 9, 2010

Potential Contributions of Phosphorus to Streams in the Southeastern United States from Natural Geologic Sources and Mined Areas

Identifying watersheds with naturally occurring geologic sources of phosphorus will be easier with the release of a new map by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: July 14, 2010

New Science Helps Gauge Carbon Storage Potential of U.S. Lands and Waters

A draft methodology to assess the potential to store carbon dioxide (CO2) in ecosystems, as well as the reduction of greenhouse gas fluxes from ecosystems, has been proposed and is open for public comments.

Date published: July 6, 2010

New Method to Gauge Nation’s CO2 Storage Potential

A new methodology to assess the nation's potential to store carbon dioxide (CO2) is available.