USGS CoreCast

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August 12, 2012

Climate Connections: Questions from Washington, DC

America has questions about climate change, and the USGS has real answers. In this episode of Climate Connections, USGS scientists answer questions gathered from students at H.D. Woodson High School in Washington, DC. Questions include:

  • If you could tell the public one thing about climate change, what would it be?
  • Does climate change impact humans or
July 30, 2012

Volcano Hazards

The United States has 169 active volcanoes. More than half of them could erupt explosively, sending ash up to 20,000 or 30,000 feet where commercial air traffic flies. USGS scientists are working to improve our understanding of volcano hazards to help protect communities and reduce the risks.

Video Sections:

  • Volcanoes: Monitoring Volcanoes
June 10, 2012

USGS CoreCast: Landslide Hazards

Landslides occur in all 50 states and U.S. territories, and cause $1-2 billion in damages and more than 25 fatalities on average each year. USGS scientists aim to improve our understanding of landslide hazards to help protect communities and reduce associated losses.

 

 

 

Video Sections:

  • Types of Landslides
  • USGS Science
March 14, 2012

Advancing ARMI: In Search for Chytrid Fungus

In this episode, we follow a group of students from the Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School on a class trip to Pintail Marsh at the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge. There they join USGS ecologist Tara Chestnut to investigate and sample for the amphibian chytrid fungus. Join us, as we explore how research and wonder can bring greater light to this potentially fatal

Attribution: Ecosystems
March 13, 2012

Climate Connections: Questions from Glacier National Park, MT (Ep 4)

America has questions about climate change, and the USGS has real answers. In this episode of Climate Connections, USGS scientists answer questions gathered from the beautiful Glacier National Park in Montana. Questions include:

 

  • When I come back in ten years, what will I see in Glacier National Park?
  • How is climate change impacting the
January 12, 2012

What's in Our Water?

In this episode, we are going to investigate more than just the substance "water." We are going to examine what is in our nations' water, how we at the U.S. Geological Survey monitor it, and what tools we have developed to aid those who want to explore more about our planet's most abundant resource. This is the USGS CoreCast.

May 10, 2011

Connecting People and Urban Streams

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) outlines the importance of habitat to the health of streams and shows examples of connecting people to urban streams through rehabilitation efforts across the USA. (5 minute version)

October 31, 2011

Climate Connections: Questions from Puerto Rico

America has questions about climate change, and the USGS has real answers. In this episode of Climate Connections, USGS scientists answer questions gathered from Puerto Rico. Questions include:
- Why has the rainy season been so long in Puerto Rico?
- How is global warming impacting the island of Puerto Rico?
- What are solar storms and are they related to

August 8, 2011

2011: The Year of the Flood

Devastating floods across much of the U.S. were severe and unrelenting during the spring and summer of 2011. When floods happen, USGS crews are among the first-responders. Often working in dangerous conditions, USGS scientists measure streamflow and river levels, repair and install streamgages, measure water quality and changes in sediment flow, and assess river changes.

Attribution: Water Resources
July 27, 2011

Climate Connections: Questions from North and South Carolina

America has questions about climate change, and the USGS has real answers. In this episode of Climate Connections, USGS scientists answer questions gathered from North and South Carolina.

June 15, 2011

Emerging Contaminants

Today on the USGS CoreCast we explore what impact emerging contaminants have on the health and development of aquatic wildlife. We traveled to the Pacific Northwest to talk with a multidisciplinary research team of USGS scientists about an ongoing study that characterizes the contaminants and habitats for a number of aquatic species along the lower Columbia River.

video thumbnail: USGS Measures Flooding at Morganza Spillway and Across Louisiana
May 15, 2011

USGS Measures Flooding at Morganza Spillway and Across Louisiana

U.S. Geological Survey crews are measuring flooding across Louisiana, including the Morganza and Bonnet Carre Spillways. Jennifer LaVista reports on USGS flood efforts along the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers.

Attribution: Natural Hazards