Unified Interior Regions

Region 3: Great Lakes

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

For more information on the Great Lakes and work being done, check out the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative website here! 

GLRI

USGS Science Centers in the Great Lakes Region

For more information on what each center is doing in the Great Lakes, please follow the links below! 

Great Lakes Science Center

Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center

Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

National Wildlife Health Center

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Styrene-butadiene rubber collected from bed sediment
July 31, 2017

Styrene-butadiene rubber collected from bed sediment

Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) from automotive tires, artificial turf fields, or playgrounds collected from bed sediment on the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers.

Lake Sturgeon Eggs
May 22, 2017

Lake Sturgeon Eggs

Lake Sturgeon Eggs

Wading the Maumee River near Defiance, Ohio- Stephanie Kula is collecting water-quality sample for W. Lake Erie Basin project
May 18, 2017

Collecting water-quality sample by wading in the Maumee River, Ohio

Stephanie Kula is collecting water-quality sample by wading in the Maumee River near Defiance, Ohio, for the Western Lake Erie Basin project. Nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) and sediment from urban and agricultural practices are a concern in the Western Lake Erie Basin watersheds in northwestern Ohio. Large

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Detroit River Substrate
May 12, 2017

Detroit River Substrate

Detroit River Substrate

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June 18, 2002

 

 

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 near Darmstadt, Ind., on June 18, 2002 at 12:37 p.m. CDT. The earthquake’s epicenter was located about 10 miles northwest of Evansville, Ind., but the temblor was felt as far away as West Virginia.

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June 18, 2002

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 near Darmstadt, Ind., on June 18, 2002 at 12:37 p.m. CDT. 

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April 26, 2002

Unexploded shells. Contaminated soils. Polluted groundwater. Military bases across the country are working to restore and protect the environment. Experts from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Defense Department will meet in Indianapolis next week to discuss the status of efforts to address environmental problems at U.S. military bases and facilitate safeguarding the environment for years

USGS
April 26, 2002

Unexploded shells. Contaminated soils. Polluted groundwater. Military bases across the country are working to restore and protect the environment.

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March 28, 2002

Coal provides more than half of our Nation’s electrical energy needs. For more than three centuries, coal has been mined in the Appalachian Basin, one of the most important coal producing regions in the world. This area includes parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee. Almost all of the coal now mined in the Appalachian Basin is used in eastern state

USGS
March 28, 2002

Coal provides more than half of our Nation’s electrical energy needs. For more than three centuries, coal has been mined in the Appalachian Basin, one of the most important coal producing regions in the world.

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October 18, 2001

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is participating in nine of the 14 public workshops scheduled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) this fall. The Corps of Engineers is conducting the workshops and a series of hearings to receive public comment on their recently released Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement to the Master Water Control Manual for the Missouri River system.

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September 5, 2001

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Madison, Wisc., said today that two dead crows, found in the Chicago area tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Last week, dead crows found near Milwaukee also tested positive for the virus. So far this year, West Nile Virus has been identified in 20 states, the District of Columbia and in southern Ontario.

USGS
September 5, 2001

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Madison, Wisc., said today that two dead crows, found in the Chicago area tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Last week, dead crows found near Milwaukee also tested positive for the virus. So far this year, West Nile Virus has been identified in 20 states, the District of Columbia and in southern Ontario.

USGS
August 31, 2001

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Madison, Wisc., said today that two dead crows, found near Milwaukee, are being re-tested for the West Nile Virus. Preliminary tests showed that one of the birds had the virus. Results for the second bird are inconclusive and that bird is being retested.

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August 5, 2001

North American grassland areas are increasingly fragmented, which may be having an adverse impact on bird populations, according to biologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
August 5, 2001

North American grassland areas are increasingly fragmented, which may be having an adverse impact on bird populations, according to biologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

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