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 Scientists Predict Massive Urban Growth, Creation of 'Megalopolis' in Southeast in Next 45 Years
Released:
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:10:00 EDT
Urban areas in the Southeastern United States will double in size by 2060 unless there are significant changes to land development, according to a new study by the Department of Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University

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Adam Terando ( Phone: 919-515-4448 ); Christian Quintero ( Phone: 813-498-5019 );

RALEIGH, N.C.—Urban areas in the Southeastern United States will double in size by 2060 unless there are significant changes to land development, according to a new study by the Department of Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University.

 Carbon Storage in U.S. Eastern Ecosystems Helps Counter Greenhouse Gas Emissions Contributing to Climate Change
Released:
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:33:54 EDT
On the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released a new report showing that forests, wetlands and farms in the eastern United States naturally store 300 million tons of carbon a year (1,100 million tons of CO2 equivalent), which is nearly 15 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions EPA estimates the country emits each year or an amount that exceeds and offsets yearly U.S. car emissions Interior Releases Report on Anniversary of President’s Climate Action Plan; New Visualization Tool Helps Land Managers Make Smart, Informed Landscape-Level Decisions

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Jon Campbell ( Phone: 703-648-4180 ); Anne-Berry Wade ( Phone: 703-648-4483 );

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released a new report showing that forests, wetlands and farms in the eastern United States naturally store 300 million tons of carbon a year (1,100 million tons of CO2 equivalent), which is nearly 15 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions EPA estimates the country emits each year or an amount that exceeds and offsets yearly U.S. car emissions.

 Coral Reefs are Critical for Risk Reduction & Adaptation
Released:
Tue, 13 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT

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 Media Advisory: Lessons on Emerging Pandemics
Released:
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:02:32 EDT

 Wichita’s Water-Use Strategy Helps Preserve the Equus Beds Aquifer
Released:
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:54:11 EDT

 Subsidence in Southern Colorado Linked to Gas Production and Earthquakes
Released:
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:00:00 EDT

 Low-flying Helicopter Surveying Groundwater and Geology in the Poplar River Valley Area, Montana
Released:
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 8:51:52 EDT

 New Maine Maps Feature National Scenic Trails
Released:
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:00:00 EDT
Newly released US Topo maps for Maine now feature segments of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.)

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Mark Newell, APR ( Phone: 573-308-3850 ); Matt Robinson ( Phone: 304-535-4010 ); Larry Moore ( Phone: 303-202-4019 );

Newly released US Topo maps for Maine now feature segments of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.).

 Science and Policy Working Together to Help the Delta
Released:
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
Successfully resolving California’s long-standing water supply and ecosystem restoration conflicts in the Delta depends on sound policy based on the best available science Learn How the Disciplines Collaborate at the Bay-Delta Science Conference

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Eric Alvarez, DSC ( Phone: 916-275-7923 ); Leslie  Gordon, USGS ( Phone: 650-329-4006 );

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Successfully resolving California’s long-standing water supply and ecosystem restoration conflicts in the Delta depends on sound policy based on the best available science.

 Measuring Landscape Disturbance of Gas Exploration in Eight Pennsylvania Counties
Released:
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:36:57 EDT
Landscape change in Pennsylvania's Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, and Warren counties resulting from construction of well pads, new roads and pipelines for natural gas and coalbed methane development is being documented to help determine the potential consequences for ecosystems and wildlife, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report

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Lesley Milheim ( Phone: 703-648-7230 ); Hannah Hamilton ( Phone: 703-648-4356 );

Landscape change in Pennsylvania's Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, and Warren counties resulting from construction of well pads, new roads and pipelines for natural gas and coalbed methane development is being documented to help determine the potential consequences for ecosystems and wildlife, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.

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