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TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Cemeteries in Select MI Counties 10/21/19

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Cemeteries in Calhoun, Jackson, and Kalamazoo Counties, MI as of 10/21/19

October 10, 2018

Internship: Development of methods distinguishing live and dead cell..

Development of methods distinguishing live and dead cell DNA for qPCR detection and quantification of pathogen genes in environmental samples for quantitative microbial risk assessment

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May 4, 2011

AMBLE along the lake this summer and fall and join a local community that cares about lakeshore conditions and bird health.

Door County volunteers are needed to walk parts of the Lake Michigan and Green Bay shoreline to monitor bird health and beach conditions as part of a citizen science program.

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February 23, 2011

An invasive species, the spiny water flea, is likely a primary driver of changes in Lake Huron’s food web over the past decade, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.

October 29, 2010

ANN ARBOR, MI—Sea lamprey control is a “dirty job,” one that TV star Mike Rowe will take on during an upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel’s popular program Dirty Jobs.  The segment will first air on November 2, 2010 at 9:00 EST/8:00 CST.

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March 18, 2009

On Nov. 1, 1933, Mrs. Bruce Reid recorded seeing both a male and female ivory-billed woodpecker in Texas. And on May 28, 1938, Oscar McKinley Bryans observed a ruby-throated hummingbird in Michigan, noting that the birds were most common when apple trees were blooming. These are just two of more than 6 million personal observations scribbled and preserved on notecards in government files.

December 18, 2008

U.S. Geological Survey Deputy Director Robert Doyle has been selected as a Distinguished recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, a prestigious award that commends outstanding leadership and long-term accomplishments.

September 12, 2008

Recent research has revealed that beach sand contains high concentrations of E. coli and other fecal indicator bacteria, often greatly exceeding the concentration in beach water.  Further, there is evidence that beach closings due to elevated fecal indicator bacteria may be linked to these sand populations.

May 19, 2008

Concerns about water quality at beaches along the Great Lakes have prompted the need to better understand when waters are safe for recreation. A new collaborative project is aimed at improving information for beach managers when they are faced with deciding whether to close beaches to protect public health. 

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August 8, 2006

A report published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) contains a regional map and an associated database that inventory 36 locations of reported natural asbestos and fibrous amphibole occurrences in the central United States.

June 6, 2003

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO—Two Interior Department biologists and a Canadian colleague have been honored by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission for their work on sea lamprey control.

September 9, 2002

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its cooperators are launching a 5-year study in the Great Lakes basin to identify and map unprotected areas of substantial richness in aquatic animal species, and to determine how free those habitats are from human disturbance.

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July 15, 2002

Dr. Fawwaz T. Ulaby, Vice President for Research and the Williams Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, received the 2000 William T. Pecora Award last month in recognition of his achievements as a pioneer and leading authority in the field of radar remote sensing.

October 24, 1998

Arsenic levels exceeding U.S. standards for drinking water are present in numerous domestic drinking water supply wells distributed over nine counties in southeastern Michigan. U.S. Geological Survey scientist Dr. Allan Kolker will describe possible sources for these anomalously high concentrations during the Annual Meeting of the Geological society of America scheduled for Oct. 25-29 in Toronto,