Posts Tagged ‘usgs’

Sea Otter Awareness Week

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
sea otters, otters, awareness, disease, threatened, endangered, usgs, population, specimens, marine mammals, mammals

Celebrate these engaging and rebounding animals!

Whooping Crane Migration

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
birds, whoopers, whooping, cranes, migrations, usgs, usda, extinction, rebound, captive breeding

Humans are learning a lot about whooping crane migration behavior from a distance.

Dangerous Kilauea

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano had an explosive past. Might it also have a dangerous future?

Floods? In California?

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
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The US Geological Survey wants us to be prepared for severe flooding. Flooding that could cause more damage and be even deadlier than a large earthquake.

Science News Round-up!

Friday, January 7th, 2011
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Massive Die-Offs, Oil and DNA Sequencing: 2011 started off with a bang—science news-wise.

Beak Deformities

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
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Researchers are racing to find the cause of beak deformities that have been found across many different species of birds in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

Earthquake Shortens Day

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
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Large earthquakes like the one that hit Chile this week are rare, and they do more than just devastate an area—they shorten days!

Seismic Hazards in Haiti

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
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In 2008 a team of scientists warned that a large earthquake could hit Haiti. Local geologist Carol Prentice, who was part of that team, discusses how they came to that conclusion and how the Bay Area could be next.

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