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March 9, 2006

 

Flooding is the most frequent natural disaster, costing about $6 billion in losses annually and threatening lives and property in every state. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) operates a nationwide streamgage network that is critical to saving lives and mitigating flood damage.

USGS
March 9, 2006

Flooding is the most frequent natural disaster, costing about $6 billion in losses annually and threatening lives and property in every state. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) operates a nationwide streamgage network that is critical to saving lives and mitigating flood damage.

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January 25, 2006

Experts agree that the dangerous form of avian influenza currently found in Asia and Eastern Europe could reach North America in the next few years.

USGS
January 25, 2006

Experts agree that the dangerous form of avian influenza currently found in Asia and Eastern Europe could reach North America in the next few years. When it does arrive, the disease could have significant economic, social, and ecological impacts.

USGS
November 30, 2005

 A congressional briefing to discuss findings of recent studies by the USGS and the City of Austin that identified sealcoating – the black, shiny surface often applied to asphalt pavement – as a significant and previously unrecognized source of extremely elevated concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in streams.

USGS science for a changing world logo
November 30, 2005

 A congressional briefing to discuss findings of recent studies by the USGS and the City of Austin that identified sealcoating – the black, shiny surface often applied to asphalt pavement – as a significant and previously unrecognized source of extremely elevated concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in streams.

USGS
October 19, 2005

Reston, VA – Today, more than half of the United States population lives within 50 miles of the coast, and this trend is increasing. Many of these areas will be in the direct path of future hurricanes. Learn how science can be used to build more resilient communities and help restore the devastation recently caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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October 4, 2005

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Park Service (NPS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) signed a historic agreement with the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (IAFWA) to expand, combine and strengthen resources on common science and research issues.

USGS
June 20, 2005

Washington, D.C. – A collection of USGS before-and-after satellite image pairs for 80 sites around the world is featured in a new atlas documenting global environmental changes released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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May 4, 2005

Reston, VA – Learn how scientific assessment of earthquakes and tsunamis can reduce risk and the loss of life and property when natural hazards strike.

USGS
May 4, 2005

Reston, VA – Learn how scientific assessment of earthquakes and tsunamis can reduce risk and the loss of life and property when natural hazards strike.