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 Snail Trail for Parasites Expands
Released:
Thu, 9 Jul 2015 11:09:12 EDT
The invasive giant African land snail is expanding its range in Miami, and with it, the range of the parasitic rat lungworm, according to new U.S. Geological Survey led research Study finds Giant African snails and rat lungworms expand range in Miami area

Contact Information:

Deborah Iwanowicz ( Phone: 304-724-4439 ); Hannah Hamilton ( Phone: 703-648-4356 );

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. – The invasive giant African land snail is expanding its range in Miami, and with it, the range of the parasitic rat lungworm, according to new U.S. Geological Survey led research.

 Researchers Test Smartphones for Earthquake Warning
Released:
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:15:00 EDT
Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes according to newly reported research Crowdsourcing Smartphone Data Could Provide Valuable Advance Notice for People in Quake Zones

Contact Information:

Susan  Garcia, USGS ( Phone: 650-346-0998 ); Deborah Williams-Hedges, Caltech ( Phone: 626-395-3227 ); Jeannie  Kever, UH ( Phone: 713-743-0778 );

Additional contacts:  Alan Buis, JPL 818-354-0474, alan.d.buis@jpl.nasa.gov and Donna Sturgess, CMU-SI 412-551-7436, sturgessd@gmail.com

Note to Editors: This news release is available in Spanish and Chinese.

MENLO PARK, Calif.— Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes according to newly reported research.

 Científicos ponen a prueba los teléfonos móviles inteligentes para la advertencia de terremotos
Released:
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:00:00 EDT
Los teléfonos móviles y otros dispositivos electrónicos personales podrían ayudar en las regiones donde se encuentran en uso generalizado, y pueden funcionar como sistemas de alerta para terremotos mayor según la nueva investigación científica recien publicada Crowdsourcing los teléfonos móviles podrían proporcionar datos valiosos y notificación avanzadas para habitantes viviendo en zonas de terremotos

Contact Information:

Susan Garcia, USGS ( Phone: 650-346-0998 ); Deborah Williams-Hedges, Caltech ( Phone: 626-395-3227 ); Jeannie  Kever, UH ( Phone: 713-743-0778 );

Contactos adicionales:  Alan Buis, JPL 818-354-0474 alan.d.buis@jpl.nasa.gov, Donna Sturgess, CMU-SI 412-551-7436 sturgessd@gmail.com

MENLO PARK, California — Los teléfonos móviles y otros dispositivos electrónicos personales podrían ayudar en las regiones donde se encuentran en uso generalizado, y pueden funcionar como sistemas de alerta para terremotos mayor según la nueva investigación científica recien publicada.

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 Landslides Triggered by Nepal Earthquakes
Released:
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:18:22 EDT
A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey provides critical landslide-hazard expertise to Nepalese agencies and villages affected by the April 25, magnitude 7.8 earthquake that shook much of central Nepal A Scientific Look at What Happened and What Could Happen this Monsoon Season

Contact Information:

Dave Frank ( Phone: (509) 368-3107 ); Leslie Gordon ( Phone: (650) 329-4006 );

Villagers in Kerauja, Nepal standing below a large rock slide that resulted in one fatality. (high resolution image 8.7 MB)

MENLO PARK, Calif. — A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey provides critical landslide-hazard expertise to Nepalese agencies and villages affected by the April 25, magnitude 7.8 earthquake that shook much of central Nepal.

 New Magnolia State Maps Adding Trails
Released:
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 9:30:00 EDT
Several of the 772 new US Topo quadrangles for Mississippi now display parts of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail and other selected public trails. Further significant additions to the new quadrangles include map symbol redesign, enhanced railroad information and new road source data Newly released US Topo maps for Mississippi now feature selected trails and other substantial updates

Contact Information:

Mark Newell, APR ( Phone: 573-308-3850 ); Larry Moore ( Phone: 303-202-4019 );

Several of the 772 new US Topo quadrangles for Mississippi now display parts of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail and other selected public trails. Further significant additions to the new quadrangles include map symbol redesign, enhanced railroad information and new road source data.

 Media Advisory: Cascadia Quake and Orphan Tsunami — Public Lecture
Released:
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:00:00 EDT
One winter's night in the year 1700, a mysterious tsunami flooded fields and washed away houses in Japan. It arrived without the warning that a nearby earthquake usually provides

Contact Information:

Leslie Gordon ( Phone: 650-329-4006 );

MENLO PARK, Calif. — One winter's night in the year 1700, a mysterious tsunami flooded fields and washed away houses in Japan. It arrived without the warning that a nearby earthquake usually provides.

 Breeding Bird Distribution Affected by Wind Turbines in the Dakotas
Released:
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:15:00 EDT
New wind energy facilities placed in prime wildlife habitat in North and South Dakota can influence the distribution of several species of grassland birds for years after construction, including species whose populations are in serious decline

Contact Information:

Jennifer LaVista ( Phone: 303-202-4764 ); Jill Shaffer ( Phone: 701-253-5547 );

New wind energy facilities placed in prime wildlife habitat in North and South Dakota can influence the distribution of several species of grassland birds for years after construction, including species whose populations are in serious decline.

 New Groundwater Model Provides Better Understanding of Edwards Aquifer
Released:
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:06:57 EDT

 Mount McKinley Elevation Survey Results Coming Soon
Released:
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 9:30:00 EDT
A team of four climbers has recently returned from the highest point in North America with new survey data to determine a more precise summit height of Mount McKinley. It is anticipated the new elevation finding will be announced in late August Climbers return from the top of Mount McKinley to begin data analysis

Contact Information:

Mark Newell, USGS ( Phone: 573-308-3850 ); Sue Mitchell, UAF GI ( Phone: 907-474-5823 ); Vicki Childers, NOAA/NGS ( Phone: 301-713-3211 x161 );

A team of four climbers has recently returned from the highest point in North America with new survey data to determine a more precise summit height of Mount McKinley. It is anticipated the new elevation finding will be announced in late August.

 Climate Change Reduces Coral Reefs' Ability to Protect Coasts
Released:
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:00:00 EDT
Coral reefs, under pressure from climate change and direct human activity, may have a reduced ability to protect tropical islands against wave attack, erosion and salinization of drinking water resources, which help to sustain life on those islands

Contact Information:

Mariska  van Gelderen, Deltares ( Phone: +31 (0)6 13 67 13 70 ); Leslie Gordon, USGS ( Phone: 650-329-4006 ); Nanci  Bompey, AGU ( Phone: 202-777-7524 );

Aerial photograph of Kwajalein Atoll showing its low-lying islands and coral reefs. (High resolution image) Aerial photograph of Kwajalein Atoll showing its low-lying islands and coral reefs. (High resolution image)

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Coral reefs, under pressure from climate change and direct human activity, may have a reduced ability to protect tropical islands against wave attack, erosion and salinization of drinking water resources, which help to sustain life on those islands.

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