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Date published: December 11, 2009

A New Album of Global Earth Imagery

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.

Date published: December 11, 2009

A New Album of Global Earth Imagery

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

Date published: December 8, 2009

Noted Ecologist Joins USGS

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.

Date published: December 3, 2009

Man-Made Chemicals Low in Public Wells

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.

Date published: November 13, 2009

SPOT Comes to USGS Archive of Earth Observation Imagery

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.

Date published: October 30, 2009

North American Raptors Susceptible to Avian Influenza

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.

Date published: October 19, 2009

USGS Seeks Proposals to Build the National Spatial Data Infrastructure

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.

Date published: September 23, 2009

From Ducks on Doppler to Climate Change: USGS at The Wildlife Society

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.

Date published: September 23, 2009

USGS Crews Measure Record Floods in Georgia

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

Date published: September 4, 2009

USGS Offers $500,000 in Grants to Map the Nation

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.

Date published: August 20, 2009

USGS Adds NASA's EO-1 Satellite Imagery to Web-enabled Archive

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.

Date published: August 20, 2009

USGS Releases Online Interactive Tool to Predict Atrazine in Streams Across U.S.

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.