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15 min ago | FOX23

Mercury found in remote national park streams in West US

Federal scientists on Thursday said they have found high amounts of mercury in fish that was caught in remote areas of national parks in the Western United States and Alaska.

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4 hrs ago | Missourian

from Readers: Close up of winter gives way to spring

Doug Hardesty graduated from the MU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and works at U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Missouri, Missouri Government

8 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Helena

Its epicenter was located eight miles northeast of Helena, 21 miles northwest of Enid, 58 miles west of Ponca City, and 86 miles north, northwest of Oklahoma City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Ponca City, OK, Oklahoma City, OK, Technical Services

10 hrs ago | Brand Republic

Robots aren't teaming up with art directors - they're too busy writing the news

On 17 March at 7.53am, the Los Angeles Times ran a story on its website about an earthquake striking near the city: "A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake aftershock was reported Monday morning four miles from Westwood, according to the US Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Opinion

14 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

Gonsalves: The coming 'Sand War'

As in other coastal communities, on this sandbar we call home, the "Sand War" will intensify.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Woods Hole, MA, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Professional Surveyor

A Conversation with the USGS: The National 3D Elevation Program

Register Now for this Special Webinar. A Conversation with the USGS: The National 3D Elevation Program Presented by Vicki Lukas, USGS and Lewis Graham, CTO GeoCue Group The United States Geological Survey is embarking on the most ambitious 3D Mapping program ever undertaken within the United States.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, Technical Services

Newsday

Fire ice: the energy of the future?

The world is addicted to hydrocarbons, and it's easy to see why - cheap, plentiful and easy to mine, they represent an abundant energy source to fuel industrial development the world over.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science

Mississippi Business Journal

Fish are biting, but should people bite back?

For those looking to do a little fishing this year at a national park, it might be a good idea to catch and release.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

North Denver News

Great Lakes fish killed by lack of Vitamin B1

Great Lakes fish in the salmon family that rely on the fish "alewife" as part of their diet face a major obstacle in restoring naturally reproducing populations, according to new U.S. Geological Survey research published in the journal Fish and Shellfish Immunology .

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Related Topix: Supplement, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Immunology, Biology

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Directions Magazine

USGS Launches Streamer Version 2

Field & Stream called it a "very cool tool and quite a bit of fun." MinnPost described it as a "high-tech illustration of Norman Maclean's timeless view that, 'Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it."

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Muskegon River Flooding Breaks a Record

There are two official points where the U.S. Geological Survey and National Weather Service take measurements on the Muskegon River in West Michigan.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Weather, Evart, MI, Reed City, MI, Osceola County, MI, Newaygo County, MI

Inside Bay Area

Lady Gaga wastes a lot of water during video shoot

But she is taking some heat for her video for "G.U.Y.", which was shot at Hearst Castle and ended up wasting 356,000 gallons of water during California's worst drought of the past 119 years, according to Radar Online.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Technical Services, San Simeon, CA

OregonLive.com

Oregon weather watch: Hailstones, earthquakes and landslides

The New York Times looks back at the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which killed 63 people and was one of the most watched natural disasters, striking as it did during the World Series.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Weather, Deschutes County, OR

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Soledad, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning 17 miles from Soledad, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey .

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Soledad, CA, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Greenfield, CA, King City, CA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Seattle Times

Guest: Map the runout risk for landslides like Oso

AS a geologist, I find the Oso landslide is all the more devastating when I look at the county hazard map and see that none of the homes on Steelhead Drive were mapped as part of a landslide-hazard zone.

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Related Topix: Landslide, Geology, Science, Technical Services, Weather, Opinion

LongIsland.com

Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners' Association (NSWCA) Hosts US Geological Survey Office Chief

April 14, 2014 - At a recent meeting held by Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners' Association program Stephen Terracciano spoke about the USGS' mission and latest findings regarding Long Island's water supply.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, The Data Company, Law, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Albertson, NY

AccuWeather.com

Landslides: Where and Why They Occur

Last month's mudslide in Oso, Snohomish County, Wash., has killed more than 30 people and has left many more still unaccounted for.

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Related Topix: Oso, WA, Mudflow, Snohomish County, WA, Natural Disasters, Landslide, Technical Services, Geology, Science

KONP 1450 Local News

New beaches forming at Elwha mouth

After a dam was removed from the Olympic Peninsula's Elwha River, about 3.3 million cubic yards of sediment from the dam lakes streamed down the river between November 2012 and September 2013, according to U.S. Geological Survey estimates.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science

Yahoo!

Fresh quakes terrify Solomons victims

A series of powerful earthquakes off the Solomon Islands has sparked panic in evacuation centres filled with victims of an earlier flood, but apparently caused no serious damage, aid workers say.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Solomon Islands, Natural Disasters, Flood, Technical Services, Geology, Science

KBCI CBS 2

Study provides suggestions on how to avoid harming Old Faithful

A new study on the geology and hydrology in the area around Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park provides suggestions on how to avoid harming the famous geyser.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, US National Parks, Yellowstone National Park, Technical Services

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