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USGS scientists tracking environmental damage from Floyd
...ryland USGS crews are conducting a study of small watersheds
in the Pocomoke River tolook at the effects of animal feeding operations and storm runoff. Samplescollected will be analyzed for presence and concentration of nutrients,pesticides, antibiotics, metals, and suspended sediment. New Jersey USGS sci...
USGS studies wildfire ecology in the western United States
...whole mountainsides can just go up, burning entire watersheds
and resulting in severe post-fire erosion and flooding. Once such crown fires are in progress, we can't stop them through direct suppression methods."...
Babbitt to address conservation biologists on The Age of Restoration
...specific threats and remedies involved inrestoring watersheds
back to their former vigor. Said Babbitt: "In my travels across the country, I have discovered thestirring of a third generation of environmental activism, not politicalactivism directed at Washington, but hands-on work directed at their own...
Roll Up Your Sleeves And Join Us In The Field, Says Fish And Wildlife Service To Conservation Biologists
...gement units based on watersheds. TheService chose watersheds
because their boundaries and ecological connection... affect ecosystems downstream.Just as importantly, watersheds
are easy to explain to the public, which will beincreasingly critical to conservation as the populat...
Tipsheet: Environmental Story Ideas
...son's Water Chemistry Program is studying why some watersheds
are morevulnerable than others to mercury contamination. The research team is comparingnotes from two diverse landscapes: Rivers of the Lake Superior Basin and theFlorida Everglades. Program director David Armstrong says researchers are finding that...
The Fishing Hole Had Better Be Upstream From Commercial And Industrial Centers
...tions of the streams.The streams studied come from watersheds
that encompass the resort towns ofMaggie Valley an...rything." Streams in primarily residential watersheds
supported greater diversitythan streams in commercial or industrial areas, McTammany found. In the r...
From The Home Front To The River Front, USGS Updates Water-Quality Information
...hanna and Potomac River Basins, two of the largest watersheds
that drain into Chesapeake Bay, were conducted by the USGS National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. The full-color reports summarize USGS studies that began in 1992 and are written to convey the technical findings to a wide audience includ...
Research Reveals Link Between Development And Contamination In Urban Watersheds
A U.S. Geological Survey study of urban watersheds
across the United Statesreveals a link between a c...f surface sediment samples collectedfrom different watersheds
and from sediment cores in reservoirs. Thesamples were collected as part of the USGS National Water-...
"Doctor Watershed" Named AAAS Fellow
...ational and international investigations regarding watersheds
and their nature, protection, and use on public la...ain small (less than 200 hectares) "natural" study watersheds
that are sensitive to disturbance. Scientists from several agencies and universities monitor each s...
U.S. Geological Survey 1998 Budget: Increased Support For Drinking Water, Earthquakes And Biological Sciences
...ity of biologicaland natural resources in regional watersheds
like Everglades and SouthFlorida, San Francisco Bay and Chesapeake Bay," Eaton said. "The USGS iscommitted to providing the best science and the impartial informationneeded to help build the best tomorrow. "In the past few years, the 'new US...
Urbanized Watersheds More Sensitive To Climate Change
...tation, but they have all been done on undeveloped watersheds
that are minimally impacted by humans," says Dr. ...e, to our knowledge, has formally looked at urban watersheds
in this way." De Walle is trying to see how urbanization affects sensitivity of stream flow to c...