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July 23, 2003

 

New England’s historic long, harsh winters are often the stuff of legends from long-time residents who swear the weather was worse when they were young. It turns out they may well be right. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have found evidence in the region’s rivers that lends credence to the notion that the winters were once longer.

USGS science for a changing world logo
July 23, 2003

Modern wastewater treatment, environmental protection laws, road de-icing salts, and the shift from an agricultural to an urban-based society have resulted in significant changes during the past hundred years in the water quality of three major rivers in New England, according to a report released by the U.S. Geological Survey. 

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May 8, 2003

A study by the U.S. Geological Survey has found that potentially more than 103,000 people who use private wells for drinking water in parts of eastern New England could have water supplies with arsenic levels that are higher than federal standards.

USGS
January 27, 2000

A very minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 2.9 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred today in southeastern New Hampshire at 9:50 am Eastern Standard Time. The epicenter was near Raymond, NH. The earthquake was felt in Raymond. The USGS has received no reports of damage.

USGS
April 29, 1999

Water quality has improved significantly in New England over the past 50 years because of advances in the treatment of municipal and industrial wastes.

USGS
April 28, 1999

State-of-the-art tools, such as radar and video cameras and other techniques, were used to describe fractured bedrock aquifers and determine the direction of water flowing in rocks underlying Seabrook and Rye, New Hampshire. The advanced methods and tools that were used are highlighted in recently published reports by the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

USGS
April 28, 1999

Research on how cracks, or fractures, in the earth’s bedrock are distributed and the relations between fractures in rock exposed and beneath the surface, rock type, and the capacity of these fractures to bear water was done on bedrock aquifers near Mirror Lake, Grafton County, New Hampshire.

USGS
March 23, 1999

Volunteer Bird Watchers are Key to Continent-Wide Survey’s Success: Each year, over a short period of time in early spring, a well-organized network of more than 2500 skilled amateur birders and professional biologists participate in the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS).

USGS
December 23, 1998

Ground water flows through Earth’s materials and people usually are interested in locating this ground water for drinking.

USGS
September 29, 1998

As fall foliage begins to blanket New Hampshire, pleasantly diverting the attention of residents and visitors, scientists are preparing to unveil some of the geologic secrets of the famous yet not-well-known rocks that lie beneath the fiery cover.