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2011-05-11 20:16:00

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form an innovative partnership of federal agencies to address America's growing water resources challenges. Water resources decision makers nationwide require new and more integrated information and services to adapt to the uncertainty of future...

2011-04-19 12:06:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 15th, the U.S. Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) received a response from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to a long standing appeal and Request for Correction under the Information Quality Act (IQA). In rejecting USARK's contention that the USGS failed to maintain a high standard of quality for their work as required by IQA, the USGS stated, "This document was not designated by the USGS as a highly influential...

2011-03-17 10:40:00

SEATTLE, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FlowWorks can now accept real-time data directly from United States Geological Survey (USGS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) monitoring stations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110317/DE67128 ) For the first time ever, utilities, municipalities, and industrial clients can access this valuable data directly through FlowWorks to enhance understanding of their regional environment. The addition of the USGS...

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2010-12-01 06:48:47

Human activities played important role in the evolution of watersheds Once lost in the mists of time, the colonial hydrology of the northeastern U.S. has been reconstructed by a team of geoscientists, biological scientists and social scientists. The results, which extend as far back as the year 1600, appear in the current issue of the journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T). The findings provide a new way of uncovering the hydrology of the past, and will lead to a better...

2010-11-17 22:23:18

Approximately 13 million metric tons of rare earth elements (REE) exist within known deposits in the United States, according to the first-ever nationwide estimate of these elements by the U.S. Geological Survey. This estimate of domestic rare earth deposits is part of a larger report that includes a review of global sources for REE, information on known deposits that might provide domestic sources of REE in the future, and geologic information crucial for studies of the availability of REE...

2010-09-16 08:00:00

HENDERSON, NV, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- AmeriLithium Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: AMEL; "AmeriLithium" or "the Company") is pleased to announce making public the latest reports from its geophysical examination of the Company's Paymaster Canyon Lithium brine project in Nevada, USA. As with previous geophysical investigation results collected over the past several months, the results from the latest reports are very positive, having identified areas of significant Lithium brine potential....

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2010-08-03 08:21:01

Scientists track amphibian populations because these animals are sensitive to changes in their environment and can serve as "canaries in the coal mine" to give researchers early warnings about pollution or other ecological problems. But new research from North Carolina State University shows that data from the largest amphibian monitoring program in the country may have flaws that, if uncorrected, could result in overestimates of frog populations. The U.S. Geological Survey launched the North...

2010-06-16 23:09:42

In the next 50 years, it is estimated that drinking water needs in the Kabul Basin of Afghanistan may increase sixfold due to population increases resulting from returning refugees. It is also likely that future water resources in the Kabul Basin will be reduced as a result of increasing air temperatures associated with global climate change. These are the findings of a new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey. The study estimates that at least 60 percent of shallow...

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2010-06-15 07:48:18

Will Help Determine Places with Habitat to Support Wildlife The most detailed national vegetation U.S. land-cover map to date was released yesterday by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The map will enable conservation professionals to identify places in the country with sufficient habitat to support wildlife. The map, produced by the USGS Gap Analysis Program (GAP), can be viewed online and downloaded for free. "These data are critical for determining the status of biodiversity, as...

2010-06-01 14:28:00

GREENBELT, Md., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- SGT, Inc., a leading provider of Engineering, Science, Project Management, and Information Technology services, today announced that the Department of Interior has awarded SGT the Technical Support Services Contract (TSSC). This contract supports the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. USGS EROS processes and distributes data from Landsat and other Earth...