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2009-05-29 15:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania, New York City and other states in the Delaware River Basin, have reached two agreements regarding the plan that safeguards the drinking water supply for 15 million people and supports the basin's diverse wildlife habitat, Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger announced today. Hanger credited the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for recommending the changes to the Flexible Flow Management Program, which governs New...

2009-05-21 11:57:06

The U.S. Geological Survey says it will conduct scientific overflights at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona during the Memorial Day weekend. The overflights are designed to document the status of natural and cultural resources along the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam, officials said. Aerial photographs will be taken from two fixed-wing aircraft flying at an altitude of approximately 7,000 feet. Scientific overflights have been conducted as part of ongoing monitoring efforts...

2009-05-05 09:29:09

The U.S. Geological Survey says it has awarded $5 million in earthquake research funds to 84 recipients, including universities and state and private agencies. USGS officials said in addition to the new funding, applications are being accepted for up to $7 million in grants and cooperative agreements for earthquake research to be conducted during 2010. These grants underscore once again the importance to our nation of the earth science work accomplished by the USGS, Secretary of the Interior...

2009-04-14 09:09:00

Velocity to Offer Conceptual Search on National Biological Information Infrastructure's Website PITTSBURGH, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Geological Survey has chosen Vivisimo (vivisimo.com), a leading provider of enterprise search software and expertise, to provide its website users data and information from a number of diverse biological data sources. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080626/NEW046LOGO ) The award-winning Vivisimo Velocity Search Platform will replace...

2009-04-14 08:30:00

Velocity to Offer Conceptual Search on National Biological Information Infrastructure's Website PITTSBURGH, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Geological Survey has chosen Vivisimo (vivisimo.com), a leading provider of enterprise search software and expertise, to provide its website users data and information from a number of diverse biological data sources. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080626/NEW046LOGO ) The award-winning Vivisimo Velocity Search Platform will replace...

2009-03-23 16:37:10

The U.S. Geological Survey says it will award up to $7 million in grants and cooperative agreements for earthquake research next year. The USGS said the awards, for which applications are due May 13, are given annually to approximately 90 research projects proposed by universities, state geological surveys and private institutions. Key projects include cataloging earthquakes in Southern California; better preparing emergency responders, the public and the media about earthquakes; providing...

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2008-12-02 14:05:00

The Wildlife Society and USA-National Phenology Network Announce New Wildlife Phenology Program A new Wildlife Phenology Program will enlist professional and citizen scientists across the country to monitor and record seasonal wildlife events to help managers understand and respond to climatic and other environmental changes. The Wildlife Society (TWS) and the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN) announced the program today as the second phase in the USA-NPN's monitoring efforts; the...

2008-11-12 21:00:08

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are set to begin the largest-ever environmental experiment to track juvenile salmon in the Delta. Beginning Friday, November 14, DWR and USGS scientists will release the first of 6,000 tagged juvenile salmon into the Sacramento River at Old Sacramento. Scientists will track their migration through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta over the next three months using unmanned, robotic boats and electronic gear. The data...

2008-10-23 12:00:18

LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, has announced that it has provided the US Geological Survey with a turnkey solution that allowed the agency to officially turn over the 1.710 to 1.755GHz spectrum in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to LGS, the solution involved evaluation, design, installation, testing and user training without disruption to the existing network. The US Geological Survey (USGS) used the Alcatel-Lucent MDR-8000 radio product with the latest release offering...

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2008-09-04 11:05:01

A scientific expedition this fall will map the unexplored Arctic seafloor where the U.S. and Canada may have sovereign rights over natural resources such as oil and gas and control over activities such as mining. Both countries will use the resulting data to establish the outer limits of the continental shelf, according to the criteria set out in the Convention on the Law of the Sea. The extended continental shelf, the seafloor and subsoil beyond 200 nautical miles from shore that meet those...


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