Delaware RSS feed of news related to Delaware en Comprehensive water-quality assessment in the Delaware River Basin identifies increasing trends in salinity and decreasing trends in nutrients;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A new report focusing on the Delaware River Basin has found a general upward trend in specific conductance, total dissolved solids, chloride, and sodium. By contrast, trends in nutrients (ammonia, nitrate, orthophosphate, total nitrogen, and total phosphorus) tended to decline.</p> <p>Investigating these trends can help the Delaware River Basin water community assess changes and management techniques.</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2022 10:04:06 EST c5d7e631-9cce-4e7d-b276-5e46b0e032fe ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Works with Partners in 15 Cities to Improve Urban Waterways;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Everyone deserves clean and healthy public waterways. USGS and Urban Waters Federal Partnership are investing ~$4 million to improve our Nation's water systems and help transform degraded urban riverscapes into cleaner, safer green spaces.</p> Thu, 15 Sep 2022 13:59:11 EDT d9cda556-039b-4e18-a6bb-f8d4d6dddf2e ( U.S. Geological Survey Media Advisory: Public and media invited to view helicopter and survey equipment for Delaware Bay study;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>MILTON, Del. — Please join the U.S. Geological Survey, SkyTEM and various partners for a demonstration takeoff of a low-flying helicopter and description of what scientists are seeking in and around the Delaware Bay.</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2022 15:47:41 EDT d9ed3425-023b-4b21-b949-3e0cd36f7d64 ( U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: Low-flying helicopter to survey Delaware Bay area for water research;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>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.</p> Tue, 5 Jul 2022 17:13:35 EDT a3724116-6cb6-479a-a28b-10b5cd72935c ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Finds PFAS in Untreated Well Water Across Delaware;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Contaminants known as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, or PFAS, were found to be widely distributed in untreated well water throughout Delaware, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.</p> Wed, 9 Feb 2022 09:30:00 EST e155502d-ae7f-432f-be77-f0400f5ba325 ( U.S. Geological Survey Modeling past and future land cover in the Delaware River Basin;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>This article is part of the Fall 2021 issue of the Earth Science Matters Newsletter.</p> Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:00:00 EST 4aa45e12-14af-4546-b293-5040dc7b1baa ( U.S. Geological Survey Land Use Models from EROS Offer Insight, Management Guidance for Delaware River Basin;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In the mid-1960s, the city of Philadelphia faced a potential public health crisis.</p> Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:15:00 EDT 34d46472-fadf-41ce-a9fd-b930cb35ca0a ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Field Crews Document Isaias' Effects Along Atlantic Coast;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during, and after Hurricane Isaias, visit the USGS Hurricane Isaias page at </em> </p> Tue, 4 Aug 2020 14:00:00 EDT b95fefa9-a2c0-41ec-9cc5-f6613b46326d ( U.S. Geological Survey Assessment of Mercury Bioaccumulation in US National Parks Using Citizen Science;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><br />A team of federal, academic, and NGO researchers conducted a national-scale assessment of mercury bioaccumulation in aquatic ecosystems using dragonfly larvae as biosentinels.</p> Tue, 21 Jul 2020 04:00:00 EDT d4021ee3-142e-4845-9499-c4d971b14c7f ( U.S. Geological Survey MD-DE-DC WSC Capabilities Sites;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>We’ve created a series of websites, thematically named to characterize our work as our “Capabilities”, working interdependently with a diverse array of cooperative partners, the scientists, technicians, and support staff work tirelessly to produce the high-quality output for which the</p> Tue, 30 Jun 2020 20:00:00 EDT dc52ec9a-2955-4236-b3a1-7ac16cf49269 ( U.S. Geological Survey President Proposes $971.2 Million FY 2021 Budget for USGS;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Budget Focuses on Bringing Science, Facilities, and Infrastructure into the 21st Century</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2020 06:30:00 EST 2bd88aba-6c23-447c-ab63-ac47fa9f6700 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Scientists Document Hurricane Dorian’s Impacts;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong><em>Editor’s Note: This story was revised Sept. 10, 2019 to include the later phases of USGS’ response to Hurricane Dorian.</em></strong></p><p>To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Dorian, visit the USGS Hurricane Dorian page at</p> Thu, 5 Sep 2019 11:45:00 EDT 1e9170b2-a044-4cdf-9cdf-6ad41a0bbbb6 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Images Gas Hydrates with 2,000 Kilometers of New Seismic Data on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Margin;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In August 2018, the USGS Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP) completed the Mid-Atlantic Resource Imaging Experiment (MATRIX), a three-week cruise that acquired more than 2,000 kilometers of multichannel seismic data between Hudson Canyon and Cape Hatteras on the U.S. Atlantic margin.</p> Thu, 1 Nov 2018 19:30:00 EDT d31c0969-855a-4756-b6ed-03d0e6474147 ( U.S. Geological Survey Seismic Research Cruise Provides New Data on U.S. Atlantic Margin Gas Hydrates;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Data acquired by the U.S. Geological Survey on the U.S. Atlantic Margin in August 2018 reveal new information about the distribution of gas hydrates in the sector stretching from the upper continental slope to deep water areas offshore New Jersey to North Carolina.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 06:00:00 EDT 8ac0550b-2d58-48f2-b3a2-c6465bcccbc9 ( U.S. Geological Survey Ospreys Benefit as Contaminants Decrease in Delaware Estuary;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Lower levels of environmental contaminants—including pesticides, flame retardants and other pollutants—were recently found in osprey eggs in the Delaware Estuary compared to those tested from the 1970s through the early 2000s. </p> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 04:00:00 EDT a20f3915-be27-4370-98c6-fd0fe6d7d151 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Deploys Storm-Tide Sensors in Advance of Nor’Easter;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>USGS field crews are deploying storm-tide and wave sensors today from Maine to Delaware to track and study a Nor’easter forecasted to begin tomorrow.</p> Thu, 1 Mar 2018 10:45:00 EST 27781e72-f428-4b3d-9707-ae429f0f83c0 ( U.S. Geological Survey Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake near Dover, Delaware;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The USGS has up-to-date details on the November 30, 2017 event.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:45:00 EST 35b99663-eacc-4a9c-b0dc-32975502bea1 ( U.S. Geological Survey Stitching Together the New Digital Geologic Quilt of the United States;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A carbonatite here, a glacial moraine there, a zig-zagging fault or two, even a behemoth of a batholith. The geology of the 50 States is an enormous patchwork of varied forms, beautiful in their variance but challenging to present as a single map.</p> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT 49e7b905-e7e0-4453-9128-6fd3e8acbb22 ( U.S. Geological Survey NOAA, USGS and partners predict larger summer ‘dead zone’ for the Chesapeake Bay;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p> Low- and no-oxygen area threatens crabs, oysters, fish</p> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:15:00 EDT Anonymous 00890607-c30d-4532-a6c1-ec01231f01c4 (Anonymous) U.S. Geological Survey Groundwater Quality in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain Aquifer System;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A regional assessment of untreated groundwater in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system in the eastern United States is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey.</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST ab973c45-b625-46e5-b3e5-7c24c994767e ( U.S. Geological Survey Study Assesses Threats to Groundwater Availability and Sustainability in Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Threats to groundwater availability and sustainability in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain are dependent to a large degree by the type of aquifers used for water supply, according to a new regional assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey.</p> Tue, 6 Sep 2016 05:30:00 EDT Anonymous dd780d30-8adf-4bf7-bdb0-347e1bcfb5e3 (Anonymous) U.S. Geological Survey Maryland Storm-Tide Sensor Network Strengthened;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Vital coastal storm-tide information needed to help guide storm response efforts following major storms affecting Maryland will be more accessible than ever due to a new monitoring network the U.S. Geological Survey is currently building.</p><p>For more information, see</p><p> </p> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:30:00 EDT 2eae4396-f1f5-4930-993d-fbf5c2d9a4fe ( U.S. Geological Survey Atlantic Methane Seeps Surprise Scientists;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Recent scientific work has confirmed the source, composition and origin of methane seeps on the Atlantic Ocean seafloor, discovered in 2012, where scientists never expected them to be.</p> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 07:00:00 EDT Anonymous 918d4fcf-3f6d-4590-a796-be2ad30833a4 (Anonymous) U.S. Geological Survey This hurricane season, scientists bring wave action into the picture;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>New USGS models help predict storm effects on beaches</p><p>As the 2016 hurricane season opens, weather forecasters, emergency managers and coastal residents have access to tools developed by the U.S. Geological Survey that predict, more precisely than ever, where beach erosion and beachfront flooding will take place during hurricanes and other storms.</p><p> </p> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 09:00:00 EDT 598af4e1-e52e-4c67-8121-93eadaf0a8e2 ( U.S. Geological Survey New Science Challenges Old Assumptions about Harmful Algal Blooms;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>First-of-its-kind survey shows that algal toxins are found nationwide</p> Tue, 31 May 2016 06:00:00 EDT a31b24fa-fb5a-4d35-a74d-b55179d791b5 ( U.S. Geological Survey Despite Long-Lasting Pollutants, Ospreys Thrive in US’ Largest Estuary;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The world's largest breeding population of ospreys is coping well with the long-lasting residues of toxic chemicals that were banned decades ago but remain in the Chesapeake Bay food chain at varying levels, such as the pesticide DDT and insulating chemicals known as PCBs.</p> Mon, 4 Apr 2016 17:45:00 EDT f5b29368-d240-421a-abac-188dcc7b7ff8 ( U.S. Geological Survey Up to 70 Percent of Northeast U.S. Coast May Adapt to Rising Seas;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Much of the coast from Maine to Virginia is more likely to change than to simply drown in response to rising seas during the next 70 years or so, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey.</p> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:00:00 EDT 987d110b-5fd3-4d42-aaab-d698e4aedd30 ( U.S. Geological Survey Visualize Your Water: A Citizen Science Challenge for High School Students;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Today, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announce Visualize Your Water, a citizen science challenge for high school students who live in the Great Lakes basin and Chesapeake Bay watershed. </p> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 05:00:00 EST 4cd62a38-bc64-4b94-a6d9-547d2abba573 ( U.S. Geological Survey New Remote Sensing Handbook Published;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news A newly published, three-volume “Remote Sensing Handbook” is a comprehensive coverage of all remote sensing topics written by over 300 leading global experts. Tue, 1 Dec 2015 07:20:51 EST 86ed195f-12c4-494b-aeee-1555c10be23a ( U.S. Geological Survey Atlantic Beaches Still Likely to be Affected by Hurricane Joaquin;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news As the path of Hurricane Joaquin continues to move farther offshore, making landfall in the U.S. less likely, U.S. Geological Survey coastal change experts say there’s still a high probability of dune erosion along parts of the Atlantic coast, from the North Carolina Outer Banks to Cape Cod. Fri, 2 Oct 2015 14:16:08 EDT e4c7ee26-6539-4101-ab85-a14e0743d2aa ( U.S. Geological Survey