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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.

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August 20, 2009

USGS continues to expand its free web-enabled archive of earth observation data by including over 83,000 additional satellite images from NASA's Earth Observing -1 (EO-1) satellite.

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August 20, 2009

Online predictions for stream concentrations of atrazine, one of the most heavily used herbicides in the United States, are now available as interactive maps and graphs for streams across the country, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study highlighted today at the summer meeting of the American Chemistry Society in Washington, D.C.

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August 20, 2009

A new book demystifies bats and eliminates many myths surrounding rabies and other related infections. Bat Rabies and Other Lyssavirus Infections, combines current science about bat rabies with rich illustrations and personal stories from the field. The author, Denny G. Constantine, is widely considered one of the world's foremost authorities on rabies.

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August 10, 2009

The U.S. Geological Survey will award up to $250,000 in grants for mineral resource research in 2010 through its Mineral Resources External Research Program.

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July 29, 2009

The USGS National Geospatial Program, announces the release of the Geospatial One-Stop (GOS) Search Widget, a small utility that can be easily embedded in any Web page. The Search Widget will enable users to search, identify, view, download and mash-up Web map services currently published in the intergovernmental Geodata.gov geospatial data catalog.

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July 24, 2009

A new map of standardized, terrestrial ecosystems of the conterminous United States will help researchers and land resource managers better understand the types and locations of ecosystems on the landscape.

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July 15, 2009

Phosphorus and nitrogen concentrations remained relatively stable from 1993 to 2003 in about half of the streams assessed nationwide by USGS. The pattern did vary in some regions, including increases in phosphorus in more than half of the streams assessed in the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basin.

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June 26, 2009

Carbonate aquifers provide water of acceptable quality for human use and consumption in the majority of wells sampled across the U.S. according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study. With few exceptions, chemicals detected in groundwater from carbonate aquifers were low, generally below human-health benchmarks.

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June 15, 2009

Tracking Native Mussels on the Mississippi River
For the first time ever, mussels in the Mississippi River will be radio tagged and their movements observed during the water-level drawdown that is scheduled to begin next week.