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  • President Proposes $860 Million USGS Budget for FY2019

    President Donald Trump today proposed an $859.7 million Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget for the U.S. Geological Survey, which prioritizes effective stewardship ... “The President's proposed budget allows USGS to prioritize its mission of providing the nation reliable scientific information while a... Read article

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    Feb 13st, 2018
  • Scientists, volunteers rescue about 1000 cold-stunned sea turtles

    When water temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius), cold-blooded sea turtles, like this Kemp's ridley, can become cold-stunned. They are unable to swim or even raise their heads out of the water to breathe, which can lead to drowning. Photo by Margaret Lamont, USGS (Pub... Read article

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    Jan 20st, 2018
  • USGS Scientist Mobilizes with Recon Team to Learn from Mexico's ...

    In the company of only Japan and Taiwan, Mexico is one of few countries equipped with a seismic warning system that currently broadcasts publicly. Mexico has been broadcasting in a public regional capacity since 1993 via the Mexico Seismic Warning System, which currently has more than 90 sensors ... Read article

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    Jan 19st, 2018
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    atsdr.cdc.gov ATSDR - PHA Guidance Manual - Chapter 5: Exposure Evaluation : Evaluating Environmental Contamination

    Shacklette H, Boerngen J. 1984. Element concentrations in soils and other surficial materials of the conterminous United States. Washington: US Government Printing Office. US Geological Survey Professional Paper 1270. http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/pp/pp1270 Other Resources Note: The first two of t... Read article

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    cisn.org CISN: Real-time Forecast of Earthquake Hazard

    May 18, 2005 The USGS announced today a new Website that displays the current probability of earthquake shaking in California. At http://pasadena.wr.usgs.gov/step/ , maps show the likelihood of earthquake shaking over the next 24 hours. The maps combine information about recent earthquakes record... Read article

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    water.velaw.com Vinson & Elkins Water Blog

    USGS formed the group in 2008 to monitor the environmental impacts of energy development in the Prairie Pothole region (a large area comprised of intermittent wetlands stretching from Alberta, Canada, to northern Iowa). Focusing on Sheridan County in Montana’s Williston Basin, the researchers fou... Read article

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    cjr.org How an algorithm helped the LAT scoop Monday's quake - Columbia Journalism Review

    The posts run with this tagline at the bottom: “This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.” Schwencke began work on the technology in 2011, and the LAT has used Quakebot for just over two years. His goal wa... Read article

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    cfpub.epa.gov EPA's Report on the Environment | US Environmental Protection Agency

    See Peer Review and Science Advisory Board (SAB) Reports for more information about these reviews and their findings. Where do the ROE indicator data come from? The underlying data for the ROE indicators were collected and compiled by a variety of federal and state agencies, including EPA , USGS ... Read article

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    igpp.ucla.edu Equivalent Ionospheric Currents over North America and Greenland

    Olaf Amm [Amm and Viljanen, 1999]. James Weygand has adapted the code to include ground magnetometer data from CANMOS, CARISMA, GIMA, Greenland, MACCS, STEP, USGS, McMAC, and THEMIS. The Data McMAC, THEMIS, STEP , and USGS. Some data was obtained directly from the PIs. Kanji Hayashi (hayashi.AT.... Read article

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    windguru.cz WindGURU: Help, Introduction

    (available at GFS, NAM, HRW) The temperature adjustements can only work right if we know the real altitude of the spot. Windguru uses GTOPO30 and SRTM data sets as source of altitude data. GTOPO30 is a global digital elevation model with 30 arc seconds = approximately 1 kilometer resolution by US... Read article

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    dir.yahoo.com Biological Resources Division < Geological Survey (USGS) in the Yahoo! Directory

    Yahoo! reviewed these sites and found them related to Geological Survey (USGS) > Biological Resources Division Geological Survey (USGS) > Biological Resources Division Read article

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    gis.pima.gov Pima County Geographic Information Systems - Arizona USGS Quad Maps

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    wattsupwiththat.com WTF? US Geological Survey studying rice, fungus, & climate | Watts Up With That?

    From this USGS Press Release. What, you don't have enough earthquakes to chase or maps to make? Read your mission statement when you applied to congress for funding: The USGS plays a crucial role in protecting the public from natural hazards such as floods and earthquakes, assessing water quality... Read article

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    io9.com Macrophotographs of insects to melt your face

    Whether it's the claws of a carnivorous caterpillar or the clashing mandibles of warring ants, the most fascinating insect-parts are often the smallest – and we love getting a good look. Macrophotography is one of the best ways to do just that, and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab's coll... Read article

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    eoearth.org Improving access to and use of earth science data

    USGS Helps Debut New Technology to Improve Access and Use of Earth Science Data Researchers investigating global issues now have an easy method for fin USGS Helps Debut New Technology to Improve Access and Use of Earth Science Data Read article

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    When you send us personal identifying information via e-mail (that is, in a message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a form that e-mails us this information), we use it to respond to your requests. We may forward your e-mail to other Government employees or contract... Read article

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    volcanism.wordpress.com Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 28 March to 3 April 2012 | The Volcanism Blog

    Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 28 March to 3 April 2012 5 April 2012 The latest Smithsonian Institution and United States Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report has been published by the Global Volcanism Program, covering the week 28 March to 3 April 2012. The report ... Read article

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    directionsmag.com USGS Needs YOU! Help Our National Mapping Efforts By Adding Your Community's Landmarks and Buildings - Directions Magazine

    USGS Needs YOU! Help Our National Mapping Efforts By Adding Your Community’s Landmarks and Buildings USGS Needs YOU! Help Our National Mapping Efforts By Adding Your Community’s Landmarks and Buildings Read article

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