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Scientists Predict Massive Urban Growth, Creation of 'Megalopolis' in Southeast in Next 45 Years
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
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
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Reawakened Oklahoma Faults Could Produce Larger Future Events
Heidi Koontz ( Phone: 303-202-4763 );
Reactivated faults that have produced thousands of Oklahoma earthquakes are capable of causing larger seismic events, according to U.S. Geological Survey research published today in Geophysical Research Letters.
New Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Scientist-In-Charge
Leslie Gordon ( Phone: 650-329-4006 );
Note to Editors: A telephone media availability with Tina Neal, new USGS HVO Scientist-in-Charge, will be held Friday, March 6, 1:00 p.m. HST. Please RSVP to L.Gordon (above) for the telephone code to join the call.Christina (Tina) Neal, new Scientist-in-Charge of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. (High resolution image)
ISLAND OF HAWAIʻI, Hawaii — The U.S. Geological Survey is pleased to announce the selection of Christina (Tina) Neal to serve as the new Scientist-in-Charge of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Media Advisory: Pacific Climate Workshop Focuses on Drought
What Happens to the Water? Assessing Water Quality in Areas with Hydraulically Fractured Oil and Gas Wells
Plenty of Potash, but Some Regions Lack Low Cost Sources for Crop Production
While the earth contains enough potash to meet the increased global demand for crop production and U.S. supplies are likely secure, some regions lack potash deposits needed for optimal food crop yields.
Wildlife Researchers to Give Public Close-Up, Real-Time View of Big Game Fieldwork
LARAMIE, WY — Seeking insights to help moose, elk, mule deer and bighorn sheep populations, researchers from the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the U.S. Geological Survey and other partners will spend much of March capturing animals on their winter ranges in western and southern Wyoming.
Science-Based Mitigation Techniques Benefit Greater Sage-Grouse
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Greater sage-grouse nests found in natural gas development areas where mitigation actions were taken to minimize development impacts had slightly higher nest survival than similar areas where such actions were not taken, according to research by U.S. Geological Survey and others.