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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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 Media Advisory: Remobilized 100-Year-Old Volcanic Ash: Is It a Health Hazard?
Released:
Thu, 3 Sep 2015 13:00:00 EDT
Two community events about monitoring old volcanic ash resuspended by high winds are scheduled next week in the City of Kodiak and in Larsen Bay, Alaska

Contact Information:

Kristi Wallace ( Phone: 907-632-7691 ); Yvette Gilles ( Phone: 907-786-7039 );

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two community events about monitoring old volcanic ash resuspended by high winds are scheduled next week in the City of Kodiak and in Larsen Bay, Alaska.

 USGS Civil Engineer Robert R. Holmes Wins 2015 ASCE Award
Released:
Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:01:26 EDT
Dr. Robert R. Holmes, a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist, will receive the 2015 Government Civil Engineer of the Year Award on October 13 in New York, NY for his outstanding accomplishments

Contact Information:

Anabella  Tourkaman ( Phone: 703-648-4460 );

Dr. Robert R. Holmes, a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist, will receive the 2015 Government Civil Engineer of the Year Award on October 13 in New York, NY for his outstanding accomplishments.

 What Happened to Early Mars' Atmosphere? New Study Eliminates One Theory
Released:
Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:17:16 EDT
A new analysis of the largest known deposit of carbonate minerals on Mars helps limit the range of possible answers about how and why Mars changed from a world with watery environments billions of years ago to the arid Red Planet of today

Contact Information:

Jennifer LaVista, USGS ( Phone: 303-202-4764 ); Guy Webster, JPL ( Phone: 818-354-6278 ); Dwayne Brown, NASA ( Phone: 202-358-1726 );

A new analysis of the largest known deposit of carbonate minerals on Mars helps limit the range of possible answers about how and why Mars changed from a world with watery environments billions of years ago to the arid Red Planet of today.

 New Elevation for Nation's Highest Peak
Released:
Wed, 2 Sep 2015 9:00:00 EDT
A new, official height for Denali has been measured at 20,310 feet, just 10 feet less than the previous elevation of 20,320 feet which was established using 1950’s era technology

Contact Information:

Mark Newell, APR ( Phone: 573-308-3850 );

A new, official height for Denali has been measured at 20,310 feet, just 10 feet less than the previous elevation of 20,320 feet which was established using 1950’s era technology.

 USGS Engravings: Update on Public Sales
Released:
Wed, 2 Sep 2015 6:41:52 EDT
From the 1880s to the 1950s, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) engraved information from its surveys on metal plates (usually copper) as part of a lithographic printing process to reproduce topographic and geologic maps, geologic cross sections, and other illustrations

Contact Information:

Michael  Domaratz ( Phone: 703-648-4130 ); Mark Newell ( Phone: 573-308-3850 );

From the 1880s to the 1950s, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) engraved information from its surveys on metal plates (usually copper) as part of a lithographic printing process to reproduce topographic and geologic maps, geologic cross sections, and other illustrations.

 "Mutant" Fossils Reveal Toxic Metals May Have Contributed to World's Largest Extinctions
Released:
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:29:49 EDT

 Media Advisory: Congressman Benishek and Scientists Welcome New Great Lakes “Floating Laboratory”
Released:
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:02:09 EDT
The U.S. Geological Survey will celebrate the newest addition to its fleet of large research vessels during a traditional ceremony in Cheboygan, Michigan, on Monday. The entire Great Lakes fleet will also be dedicated during the ceremony

Contact Information:

Marisa Lubeck ( Phone: 303-526-6694 ); Josh Miller ( Phone: 734-214-7274 );

Reporters: A video series chronicling the construction of the new USGS research vessel Arcticus is available online

The U.S. Geological Survey will celebrate the newest addition to its fleet of large research vessels during a traditional ceremony in Cheboygan, Michigan, on Monday. The entire Great Lakes fleet will also be dedicated during the ceremony.

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