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 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

 Revised West Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia Maps Feature New Design
Released:
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 9:00:00 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 West Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia are now available online for free download

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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.

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 Media Advisory: USGS to Host Congressional Briefing: Safer Communities, Stronger Economies - in 3D
Released:
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:00:00 EDT
Outdated and inconsistent elevation data cost lives and hinder prosperity across our Nation. Current and accurate 3D elevation data are essential to help communities cope with natural hazards, support infrastructure, ensure agricultural success, strengthen environmental decision making and bolster national security

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Mark Newell, APR ( Phone: 573-308-3850 ); Kathleen  Gohn ( Phone: 703-648-4242 );

Outdated and inconsistent elevation data cost lives and hinder prosperity across our Nation. Current and accurate 3D elevation data are essential to help communities cope with natural hazards, support infrastructure, ensure agricultural success, strengthen environmental decision making and bolster national security.

 Aquifer System Beneath Albuquerque Shows Impact of Groundwater Pumping
Released:
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:21:30 EDT

 What's the Deal with 3DEP?
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:00:00 EDT

 USGS Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Water Resources Research Act
Released:
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 7:00:00 EDT
The U.S. Geological Survey joins its many partners in other federal agencies, at universities, and in state and local governments in recognizing the importance of the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) of 1964 Vital research on water flows from 1964 law

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Jon Campbell ( Phone: 703-648-4180 ); Earl  Greene ( Phone: 443-498-5505 );

The U.S. Geological Survey joins its many partners in other federal agencies, at universities, and in state and local governments in recognizing the importance of the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) of 1964.

 ASU, USGS Create Sharpest Map Ever of Mars Surface Properties
Released:
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:11:10 EDT

 New Global Geologic Map of Mars
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:00:00 EDT

 'Dry Ice' Cause of Gullies on Mars
Released:
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:00:00 EDT
Seasonal carbon dioxide frost, not liquid water, is the main driver in forming gullies on Mars today, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study that relied on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s (MRO) repeated high-resolution observations

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Jennifer LaVista ( Phone: 303-202-4764 );

Seasonal carbon dioxide frost, not liquid water, is the main driver in forming gullies on Mars today, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study that relied on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s (MRO) repeated high-resolution observations.

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