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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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 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

Contact Information:

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.

 Revised Alabama Maps Feature New Design
Released:
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:00:00 EDT
US Topo maps now have a crisper, cleaner design - enhancing readability of maps for online and printed use Newly designed US Topo maps covering Alabama are now available online for free download

Contact Information:

Mark Newell, APR ( Phone: 573-308-3850 ); Bob Davis ( Phone: 573-308-3554 );

US Topo maps now have a crisper, cleaner design - enhancing readability of maps for online and printed use.

 Interior, Agriculture Departments Partner to Measure Conservation Impacts on Water Quality
Released:
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 9:57:28 EDT
The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new partnership agreement today that will provide a clearer picture of the benefits of farmers' conservation practices on the quality of our Nation's water

Contact Information:

Ethan Alpern ( Phone: 703-648-4406 ); Michael Woodside ( Phone: 615-837-4706 );

ALTON, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014—The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new partnership agreement today that will provide a clearer picture of the benefits of farmers' conservation practices on the quality of our Nation's water.

 Media Advisory: Mapping Changes In Beach Landscapes In Our Backyard
Released:
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:03:56 EDT

 New Groundwater Model Can Help Address Growing Water Demands
Released:
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:33:13 EDT
The U.S. Geological Survey has developed a computer model that will help water managers understand the groundwater resources in the Willamette Basin and assist them in meeting current and future water demands

Contact Information:

John  Williams ( Phone: 503-251-3220 ); Paul Laustsen ( Phone: 650-329-4046 );

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Geological Survey has developed a computer model that will help water managers understand the groundwater resources in the Willamette Basin and assist them in meeting current and future water demands.

 Media Advisory: Washington National Cathedral to Host Earthquake Experts
Released:
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:54:43 EDT
Three years after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake caused $25 million worth of damage to its pinnacles, buttresses and ceilings, the Washington National Cathedral will host earthquake experts from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill Millions to Participate in National Earthquake Drill on October 16

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Meredith MacKenzie ( Phone: 202-776-7700 ); Jessica Robertson ( Phone: 703-648-6624 );

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Three years after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake caused $25 million worth of damage to its pinnacles, buttresses and ceilings, the Washington National Cathedral will host earthquake experts from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill.

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