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Human H1N1 Pandemic Virus Infected Washington State Sea Otters
2014-04-09 10:55:14

Northern sea otters living off the coast of Washington state were infected with the same H1N1 flu virus that caused the world-wide pandemic in 2009

2012-07-17 13:24:13

NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. EDT, Monday, July 23, to highlight the accomplishments of the world's longest-running Earth-observing satellite program -- Landsat.

2011-11-08 15:14:38

The Wildlife Society's annual conference is from Nov. 5 to 10 on Waikoloa (the Big Island), Hawaii. USGS scientists are heavily involved in the conference’s sessions, workshops and talks.

2011-09-06 22:29:26

The 141st annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society will take place in Seattle from Sept. 4-8, 2011.

2011-05-13 14:00:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent Landsat satellite data captured by the USGS and NASA on May 10 shows the major flooding of the Mississippi River around Memphis, Tenn., and along the state borders of Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas as seen from 438 miles above the Earth.

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2011-03-27 10:30:00

Wild migratory birds may indeed play a role in the spread of bird flu.

2011-01-28 13:17:22

The increased frequency of drought observed in eastern Africa over the last 20 years is likely to continue as long as global temperatures continue to rise.

2010-09-15 17:35:19

Reducing the delivery of nutrients to the Chesapeake Bay is one of the most important components of restoration efforts to achieve a healthy Bay ecosystem.

2010-03-04 11:29:24

USGS scientists are helping Haitians lay the groundwork for reconstruction and long-term earthquake monitoring in the wake of the Jan. 12, 2010, magnitude-7 earthquake, by providing geologic research that will assist with the establishment of new building codes in the country.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.