Midcontinent Region RSS feed of news related to Midcontinent Region https://www.usgs.gov/ en Media Alert: Low-Level Flights to Image Geology Over Parts of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-low-level-flights-image-geology-over-parts-arkansas-illinois?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.</strong></p> Fri, 29 Sep 2023 16:27:38 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 5d43e62c-f850-4501-a94f-c5e563696a94 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: Low-Level Airplane Flights to Image Geology Over Parts of Minnesota https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-low-level-airplane-flights-image-geology-over-parts-minnesota?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p> <strong>Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.</strong> </p> Fri, 29 Sep 2023 15:24:02 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 22281a7b-a128-4da2-a102-e4b0b279bfc3 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Purdue University to host new multi-agency research partnership to benefit Indiana’s wildlife and wild places https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/purdue-university-host-new-multi-agency-research-partnership-benefit?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>The partnership is Indiana’s first U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit</em></p> Thu, 17 Aug 2023 12:00:00 EDT mcollier@usgs.gov 6749116f-0c63-4d83-9aff-ef96ee99bef4 mcollier@usgs.gov (mcollier@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: The USGS is calling all dead butterflies and moths in six states https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-usgs-calling-all-dead-butterflies-and-moths-six-states?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>LAWRENCE, Kan. </strong>— You read that right.</p> Thu, 20 Jul 2023 08:00:17 EDT hkoehler@usgs.gov 3f29601f-95d7-4675-a46b-d08461b592e7 hkoehler@usgs.gov (hkoehler@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Office of International Programs team reconnaissance trip to Itaipu Binacional, Brazil and Paraguay https://www.usgs.gov/centers/upper-midwest-water-science-center/news/usgs-office-international-programs-team?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Office of International Programs team of Joel Groten (Upper Midwest Water Science Center), Molly Wood (Water Mission Area [WMA], on detail to OIP), and Brian McCallum (WMA) participated in a reconnaissance trip to Itaipu Binacional, Foz do Iguazu, Brazil and Paraguay, during March 25 – April 3, 2023.</p> Wed, 5 Apr 2023 08:00:00 EDT jvelkoverh@usgs.gov 7235bbd8-246e-43ac-9825-ebee4848af5c jvelkoverh@usgs.gov (jvelkoverh@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologist Joel Groten speaks at the United Nations 2023 Water Conference https://www.usgs.gov/centers/upper-midwest-water-science-center/news/hydrologist-joel-groten-speaks-united-nations-2023?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Joel Groten attended and presented at the United Nations (UN) 2023 Water Conference. It took place at UN Headquarters in New York City from March 22-24, 2023.</p> Sat, 1 Apr 2023 08:00:00 EDT jvelkoverh@usgs.gov 39095005-c106-4c51-b3cb-9ae8a8aa1d92 jvelkoverh@usgs.gov (jvelkoverh@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey President Proposes Nearly $1.8 Billion for USGS Science in FY 2024 https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/president-proposes-usgs-science-budget-fy-2024?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>Science investments focus on landscape-scale issues, natural disasters and critical minerals while preparing tomorrow’s workforce</em></p> Thu, 9 Mar 2023 09:07:31 EST ksussman@usgs.gov bbd7ced0-4b80-445c-a188-12c6d9f848b9 ksussman@usgs.gov (ksussman@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds geochemistry surveying in central United States https://www.usgs.gov/special-topics/bipartisan-infrastructure-law-investments/news/bipartisan-infrastructure-law-14?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>RESTON, Va.<strong> </strong>— The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and a coalition of state geological surveys are investing about $325,000, to conduct geochemical sampling in across about 2 million square kilometers of the central United States, from the Midcontinent to the Appalachian Basin.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2023 17:23:00 EST apdemas@usgs.gov fdd4a531-02c5-4dd2-92f9-5166e02057f0 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Back and Forth: Public invited to ask questions and learn more about the low-level helicopter flying above the Illinois River Basin https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/back-and-forth-public-invited-ask-questions-and-learn-more-about-low-level?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>Media representatives:</strong> Please join the U.S. Geological Survey, SkyTEM, and various partners for a demonstration takeoff of the low-flying helicopter and description of what scientists are seeking in/around the Illinois River Basin using this specialized geophysical instrument. <strong>Please RSVP to Heidi Koehler Koontz at 720-320-1246 or hkoontz@usgs.gov</strong>.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2023 13:02:06 EST hkoehler@usgs.gov de650d67-76fc-4e49-9820-dea2287945bf hkoehler@usgs.gov (hkoehler@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds geologic mapping in Michigan https://www.usgs.gov/special-topics/bipartisan-infrastructure-law-investments/news/bipartisan-infrastructure-law-funds-6?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>RESTON, Va.<strong> </strong>— The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Michigan Geological Survey are investing $300,000 in mapping the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, one of the most historically important areas of U.S. mineral production for the past 175 years, with copper from the Keweenaw district and White Pine deposit, and iron from the Marquette, Menomonie, and Gogebic iron ranges.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2023 19:04:57 EST apdemas@usgs.gov c6f43735-fe8f-4ae7-80b7-077de295921f apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds geologic mapping in Illinois https://www.usgs.gov/special-topics/bipartisan-infrastructure-law-investments/news/bipartisan-infrastructure-law-funds-3?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>RESTON, Va.<strong> </strong>— The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Illinois State Geological Survey are investing about $525,000 to  map the Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District and the Midwest Permian Ultramafic District, which are locations of proven critical mineral resources and were a major source of fluorspar prior to the 1970s.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2023 18:33:45 EST apdemas@usgs.gov e5975608-c68d-4723-87ec-4c95420c3914 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: Low-flying helicopter will survey Illinois River Basin for geologic, water studies https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-low-flying-helicopter-will-survey-illinois-river-basin-geologic?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>Note to Editors: In the public interest and in accordance with FAA regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance informing the local communities is appreciated. </strong></p> Thu, 19 Jan 2023 10:24:06 EST hkoehler@usgs.gov fa17d2a5-1f44-477e-a0aa-54fe9867d277 hkoehler@usgs.gov (hkoehler@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Upper Midwest Water Science Center Fall/Winter 2022 Newsletter is now available https://www.usgs.gov/centers/upper-midwest-water-science-center/news/upper-midwest-water-science-center-fallwinter-2022?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Welcome to the Fall/Winter 2022 edition of the Upper Midwest Water Science Center (UMid WSC) newsletter.</p> <p>This edition contains office news, a 2022 quarter 4 data highlight, thre project features, two employee features, a social media holiday feature, and all UMid WSC products published October 2022 through December 2022.</p> <p>Click the link below to access the newsletter.</p> Sun, 1 Jan 2023 09:00:00 EST jvelkoverh@usgs.gov c90db7b0-bba0-46f1-8fb5-6e3d090d662e jvelkoverh@usgs.gov (jvelkoverh@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Launch of Northeast Wisconsin Well Water Advisory Forecast Study https://www.usgs.gov/labs/laboratory-for-infectious-disease-and-the-environment/news/launch-northeast-wisconsin-well?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Laboratory for Infectious Disease and the Environment (usgs.gov/LIDE) recently launched the Well Water Advisory Forecast study in Northeast Wisconsin.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2022 09:00:00 EST jvelkoverh@usgs.gov 7c9d2710-4e48-43f4-8581-435797e0eee9 jvelkoverh@usgs.gov (jvelkoverh@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: Calling all Wisconsin duck hunters! USGS survey available for Green Bay and Lake Michigan https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-calling-all-wisconsin-duck-hunters-usgs-survey-available-green?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>Public input requested </em></p> <p>An annual waterfowl harvest survey is open to duck hunter feedback now through Dec. 31 for the Green Bay and Lake Michigan regions of Wisconsin. </p> Thu, 27 Oct 2022 16:46:32 EDT hkoehler@usgs.gov 7d3638b7-e85d-4e2e-86c8-5e3985bf81f6 hkoehler@usgs.gov (hkoehler@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS meeting with National Agency for Water and Basic Sanitation and Geological Survey of Brazil https://www.usgs.gov/centers/upper-midwest-water-science-center/news/usgs-meeting-national-agency-water-and-basic?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>During week of October 17th, 2022, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Office of International Programs (OIP) team of Joel Groten, Brain McCallum, and Travis Knight completed a mission in Brazil to discuss the partnership (started in 2014) and project renewal with the National Agency for Water and Basic Sanitation (ANA) and the Geological Survey of Brazil (SGB-CPRM).</p> Thu, 20 Oct 2022 09:00:00 EDT jvelkoverh@usgs.gov 5b09d9c3-5b15-4912-9b51-52767b349704 jvelkoverh@usgs.gov (jvelkoverh@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey David Applegate Sworn In as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/david-applegate-sworn-director-us-geological-survey?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>This release was originally shared by the Department of the Interior. </em></p> Mon, 15 Aug 2022 14:07:32 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 29b71ae7-222a-4734-8e3a-b12c11d6a254 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Dignitaries, scientists celebrate advanced technologies in Great Lakes research https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/dignitaries-scientists-celebrate-advanced-technologies-great-lakes-research?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>ASHLAND, Wis. </strong>— Reporters are invited to an event Tuesday, August 9, showcasing the use of sailboat-like drones, autonomous underwater vehicles, large research vessels and other state-of-art technologies to improve Great Lakes fishery research.</p> Fri, 5 Aug 2022 16:43:44 EDT mlubeck@usgs.gov e01a4d39-e02e-40ab-9812-2a9ff934507f mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey COVID-19 virus can infect Mexican free-tailed bats https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/covid-19-virus-can-infect-mexican-free-tailed-bats?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>MADISON, Wis.<strong> </strong>— Mexican free-tailed bats can be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus but don’t appear to spread it or become sick, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study published today.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2022 11:29:33 EDT mlubeck@usgs.gov 769908c1-30cb-4fc6-8f9c-0b445d93c7ff mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Using sensor technology to develop a recreational contact warning tool for the Grand River, Grand Rapids, MI https://www.usgs.gov/centers/upper-midwest-water-science-center/news/using-sensor-technology-develop-recreational?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Using sensor technology to develop a recreational contact warning tool for the Grand River, Grand Rapids, MI</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2022 14:38:27 EDT jvelkoverh@usgs.gov 0b7f70e3-cb2a-4b34-a1fb-8b25ab0d2dbc jvelkoverh@usgs.gov (jvelkoverh@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers Experiencing Widespread and Regional Changes https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/upper-mississippi-and-illinois-rivers-experiencing-widespread-and-regional?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p> </p> <p>ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District; and the U.S. Geological Survey, in partnership with others, have released a report regarding the <strong>Ecological Status and Trends of the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers</strong>.</p> Wed, 22 Jun 2022 13:14:15 EDT mlubeck@usgs.gov 75a69d42-eff2-4324-b2b7-d08eea7d134b mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Toxicity of Forever Chemicals Varies Among Amphibian Species https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/toxicity-forever-chemicals-varies-among-amphibian-species?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Some important amphibian species are more vulnerable to the harmful effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, than other species, according to a recent study.  </p> Thu, 9 Jun 2022 14:04:13 EDT mlubeck@usgs.gov a41f5dce-e162-4c54-92fa-2f77472488a0 mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: Public Invitation: Remembering the 1972 Flood, Planning for the Future of Water Resources https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-public-invitation-remembering-1972-flood-planning-future-water?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Media and the public are invited to a free meeting about critical South Dakota-area water issues on Thursday, April 27, in Rapid City, South Dakota.</p> Thu, 21 Apr 2022 11:14:38 EDT amims.detail@usgs.gov cab8c5d7-612a-4e56-ae71-3ca85925a2cd amims.detail@usgs.gov (amims.detail@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: Low-flying Helicopter Will Survey Southern Wisconsin for Geologic, Water Studies https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-low-flying-helicopter-will-survey-southern-wisconsin-geologic?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong><em>Note to Editors: In the public interest and in accordance with FAA regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance informing the local communities is appreciated.</em></strong></p> Thu, 17 Feb 2022 14:55:16 EST mlubeck@usgs.gov d0048ab5-2252-4e13-a7c6-784680e03c18 mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: Hunter Survey Available for Green Bay and Lake Michigan https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-hunter-survey-available-green-bay-and-lake-michigan?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>An annual waterfowl harvest survey is open to duck hunter feedback now through December 31 for the Green Bay and Lake Michigan regions of Wisconsin.</p> Mon, 29 Nov 2021 15:08:56 EST mlubeck@usgs.gov e91d54e7-4dc8-47d3-a226-fb37d8467143 mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Multiple Coronaviruses Found in Animals Around Utah Mink Farms https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/multiple-coronaviruses-found-animals-around-utah-mink-farms?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Scientists detected six types of coronaviruses in numerous mammals sampled on and near mink farms in Utah, according to a U.S. Geological Survey-led study available today.</p> Thu, 7 Oct 2021 11:45:00 EDT mlubeck@usgs.gov 2b7247bf-bf5f-48c9-bbcb-5f9bd870ffa6 mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Destructive Snake Disease Discovered in Museum Specimens https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/destructive-snake-disease-discovered-museum-specimens?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A recent study of museum snake specimens shows that snake fungal disease, a skin infection threatening many important snake populations, existed in the U.S. over 50 years earlier than previously thought. </p> Thu, 30 Sep 2021 10:00:00 EDT mlubeck@usgs.gov 49d7a4f9-38a6-45db-b8ce-db8544d4057a mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Department of the Interior Announces Host for Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/department-interior-announces-host-midwest-climate-adaptation-science?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>WASHINGTON - The Department of the Interior today announced the location of the newest Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC), the ninth and final CASC in the national network dedicated to providing science to help managers of the country's fish and wildlife resources adapt to climate change. </p> Wed, 29 Sep 2021 07:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov edab2aef-1b2a-44f4-84e5-a1162fa2e784 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey A Legacy Continues with Landsat 9 Launch https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/legacy-continues-landsat-9-launch?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Landsat 9 is a partnership between NASA and USGS. The satellite will continue the Landsat program’s mission to capture repeat snapshots of Earth to monitor, understand and manage natural resources.  </p> Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:45:00 EDT egoldbaum@usgs.gov 1fbe8b27-d22b-4b8b-8ce7-f526f9e0bc42 egoldbaum@usgs.gov (egoldbaum@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Advisory: Sailing Drones Collect Data for Great Lakes Fishery Research https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-advisory-sailing-drones-collect-data-great-lakes-fishery-research?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>On August 5, two uncrewed surface vehicles will begin a 45-day sailing mission through Lakes Michigan and Huron as part of a scientific study.  </p> Wed, 4 Aug 2021 13:45:00 EDT mlubeck@usgs.gov beedcea3-7ab6-40d3-96b7-5c3ef610b9ea mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey