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USGS CoreCast

The USGS CoreCast video podcast series (former series) brought a periodic update on science and information happening across the USGS.

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:

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.

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

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:

 

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.

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?

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.

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.

Emerging Contaminants

Today on the USGS CoreCast we explore what impact emerging contaminants have on the health and development of aquatic wildlife.

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)

Climate Connections: Visiting Students in North Carolina (Episode 1)

America has questions about climate change, and the USGS has real answers. In this episode of Climate Connections, USGS scientists answer questions gathered from middle and high school students in Mt. Airy, NC.

Climate Connections: Promo Video

America has questions about climate change, and the USGS has real answers. Climate Connections is a USGS video series in which some of the world's leading scientists answer climate change questions gathered across the Nation.

U.S. - Canada Arctic Expedition Surveying Extended Continental Shelf

American and Canadian scientists head north on a collaborative expedition to map the Arctic seafloor and gather data to help define the outer limits of the continental shelf. Each coastal nation may exercise sovereign rights over the natural resources of their continental shelf.

Why Some Public-Supply Wells are More Vulnerable to Contamination Than Others

This video discusses how scientists have tracked what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells in four aquifers in California, Connecticut, Nebraska, and Florida.

Earthquakes? Don't Freak Out--ShakeOut!

What if you knew that a magnitude 7.8 earthquake would happen in less than three weeks?

In this video interview, USGS earthquake scientist Dr. Lucy Jones explains that millions of Southern Californians will be preparing as if they do know, thanks to the Great Southern California ShakeOut.

Status of Grizzly Bears in Northwest Montana

The size and distribution of grizzly bear populations in northwest Montana has just been released by the USGS, so research biologist Kate Kendall bring us up to speed on the findings.

Tribal Canoe Journey for Troubled Sea: San Juan Islands

Short video clips and commentary as the Coast Salish Tribal Nation paddle through the San Juan Islands.

Tribal Canoe Journey for Troubled Sea: Part 2

The USGS and the Coast Salish Tribal Nation have partnered during the annual Tribal Canoe Journey to study and help improve resources of the Salish Sea.

This final episode in the Corecast Tribal Journey gives an overview of the journey, including a look at preliminary results.

Tribal Canoe Journey for Troubled Sea: Part I

The USGS and the Coast Salish Tribal Nation have partnered during the annual Tribal.Canoe Journey to study and help improve resources of the Salish Sea.

This first episode in the Corecast Tribal Journey series examines the new partnership between the USGS and Coast Salish people.

Science as it Happens--Glen Canyon Dam High Flow Experiment

In this video podcast, USGS experts give preliminary observations on what took place during the high flow experiment. Time lapse videos and photos available.