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USGS
May 25, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On May 30, the Embassy of Afghanistan will host U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) officials as they unveil an earthquake hazards assessment of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

USGS
April 24, 2007

In the coming decades, climate change may significantly alter the availability of water across the United States and beyond.  Growing population centers in already stressed areas, such as the arid West, will be particularly challenged. 

USGS
April 16, 2007

Typically thought of as a symbol of the West, coyotes have expanded their range to include the Washington, D.C. area, the last major urban area in the continental U.S. to become their territory. 

USGS
January 17, 2007

The discovery of a high incidence of intersex (male fish exhibiting female characteristics) in smallmouth bass of the Potomac River Basin has prompted an investigation of water quality and wastewater discharge into the upper Potomac, and blood-plasma studies on this fish species.

USGS
December 20, 2006

The USGS has released a report on the chemical and ecological health of Rock Creek in Washington, D.C. The report documents the results of a two-year study of chemical contaminants in the sediments and the health implication of these chemicals to white sucker, a common bottom-dwelling fish that lives in the stream.

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December 20, 2006

The USGS has released a report on the chemical and ecological health of Rock Creek in Washington, D.C. The report documents the results of a two-year study of chemical contaminants in the sediments and the health implication of these chemicals to white sucker, a common bottom-dwelling fish that lives in the stream.

USGS
September 7, 2006

Even after the smoke clears from a wildfire, the danger is not over. Other hazards such as debris flows (fast-moving, destructive landslides) can also occur in the aftermath of a wildfire. 

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September 7, 2006

Even after the smoke clears from a wildfire, the danger is not over. Other hazards such as debris flows (fast-moving, destructive landslides) can also occur in the aftermath of a wildfire. Wildfires and landslides occur in every state and territory; they kill people and cost American taxpayers billions of dollars in disaster aid, disruption of commerce, and destruction of homes.

USGS
May 5, 2006

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Fish Health Research Laboratory and NOAA´s Cooperative Oxford Laboratory are cosponsoring a workshop on mycobacteriosis in Chesapeake Bay striped bass. This disease, also known as "fish-handlers disease," causes wasting and skin lesions in rockfish, a species that is important to recreational and commercial fishers and the economy of the Chesapeake Bay.

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May 4, 2006

Earthquakes are one of the most costly natural hazards facing the nation, posing risk to 75 million people in 39 states. In an effort to save lives and property, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its partners are building the Advanced National Seismic System to deliver rapid, robust earthquake information to all U.S. cities with significant seismic risk.

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April 7, 2006

Despite recent rain, water levels in streams throughout the Mid-Atlantic and surrounding regions remain near record lows for this time of year, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). 

USGS
April 7, 2006

Despite recent rain, water levels in streams throughout the Mid-Atlantic and surrounding regions remain near record lows for this time of year, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).