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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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 Tuesday Midday Update on South Napa Earthquake
Released:
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:52:37 EDT

 Update on the Magnitude 6 South Napa Earthquake of August 24, 2014
Released:
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:03:16 EDT
Yesterday at 3:20 AM local time, the northern San Francisco Bay Area was struck by the largest earthquake to impact the Bay Area since the 1989 M6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake

Contact Information:

Justin  Pressfield ( Phone: 916-335-1211 ); Susan  Garcia ( Phone: 650-329-4668 );

Yesterday at 3:20 AM local time, the northern San Francisco Bay Area was struck by the largest earthquake to impact the Bay Area since the 1989 M6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake.

 Natural Methane Seepage on U.S. Atlantic Ocean Margin Widespread
Released:
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 9:10:45 EDT
Natural methane leakage from the seafloor is far more widespread on the U.S. Atlantic margin than previously thought, according to a study by researchers from Mississippi State University, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other institutions

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Carolyn Ruppel ( Phone: 617-806-6768 ); Adam  Skarke ( Phone: 662-268-1032 ext. 258 ); Hannah Hamilton ( Phone: 703-648-4356 );

Natural methane leakage from the seafloor is far more widespread on the U.S. Atlantic margin than previously thought, according to a study by researchers from Mississippi State University, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other institutions.

 USGS Measures Flooding in Arizona
Released:
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:27:45 EDT
U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding after heavy rainfall occurred in northern portions of Maricopa County, Arizona

Contact Information:

Chris Smith ( Phone: 520-300-1215 ); Jim Leenhouts ( Phone: 520-668-6348 ); Jennifer  LaVista ( Phone: 303-202-4764 );

Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they measure flooding? Please contact Chris Smith or Jennifer LaVista.

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding after heavy rainfall occurred in northern portions of Maricopa County, Arizona.

 California Water Use Estimates for 2010 Released
Released:
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:30:00 EDT
About 38 billion gallons per day (42,000,000 acre-feet per year) of water were withdrawn from groundwater and surface-water sources in California in 2010, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey dataset, which is now available online

Contact Information:

Laurel  Rogers ( Phone: 619-980-6527 ); Leslie  Gordon ( Phone: 650-329-4006 );

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – About 38 billion gallons per day (42,000,000 acre-feet per year) of water were withdrawn from groundwater and surface-water sources in California in 2010, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey dataset, which is now available online.

 Two Recent Perspectives on USGS Water Information
Released:
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:56:57 EDT
USGS collects a wide range of hydrologic data, assures the quality of these data, and makes historical and continuing records of the nation’s water resources freely available in national databases

Contact Information:

Jon Campbell ( Phone: 703-648-4180 );

USGS collects a wide range of hydrologic data, assures the quality of these data, and makes historical and continuing records of the nation’s water resources freely available in national databases.

 Historic Map Project Leader Feted by Librarians
Released:
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 9:30:00 EDT
Retired USGS cartographer Gregory Allord was named the 2014 recipient of the American Library Association’s Map and Geospatial Information Round Table Honors Award

Contact Information:

Mark Newell, APR ( Phone: 573-308-3850 ); Lisa Adamo ( Phone: 703-648-6207 );

Retired USGS cartographer Gregory Allord. (High resolution image)

Retired USGS cartographer Gregory Allord was named the 2014 recipient of the American Library Association’s Map and Geospatial Information Round Table Honors Award.

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