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Category Archives: Wildlife and Human Health

Global Forests Absorb One-Third of Carbon Emissions Annually

Written on July 20, 2011 at 2:02 pm, by

Forests play a significant role in removing carbon from the atmosphere by absorbing one-third of carbon emissions annually. This is according to a new U.S. Forest Service study conducted in collaboration with USGS scientists.

Leaving the Nest

Written on February 22, 2011 at 11:04 am, by

Ten gangly, adolescent whooping cranes have been released in Louisiana, marking a milestone for the USGS, the State of Louisiana, and the whooping cranes. The USGS has the largest breeding flock in the U.S., at about 60 birds. About half of these USGS-raised birds are returned to the wild each year.

The Environment’s Effect on Human and Wildlife Health

Written on January 28, 2011 at 9:35 am, by

Human health, ecological health, and environmental health are closely connected. Join us to learn how USGS science contributes to our understanding of how such environmental factors affect health threats.

Science Smarts for the Classroom

Written on November 9, 2010 at 10:57 am, by

Looking for information on natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and more? The USGS Education site provides great resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, K-12 education, and university-level inquiry and research.

Turning the Tide on the Chesapeake Bay

Written on October 4, 2010 at 9:45 am, by

The Chesapeake Bay has long been an R&R destination for DC residents. However, the watershed’s overpopulation contributes to its decline. Join us when USGS’s Scott Phillips and Peter Claggett discuss new science efforts applied to restoring the Nation’s largest estuary on October 6th.

To Burn or Not to Burn?

Written on June 22, 2010 at 8:17 am, by

USGS scientists help land managers determine if fire is the appropriate strategy for controlling or enhancing specific plant species.

Taking the Pharmacy Out of Water

Written on June 22, 2010 at 8:06 am, by

Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities can be a significant source of pharmaceuticals in surface water. The USGS is working with water utilities to try to reduce the release of pharmaceuticals and other emerging contaminants to the environment.

The Power of Observation

Written on June 22, 2010 at 8:01 am, by

The United States Group on Earth Observations (USGEO) is working to connect Earth observations with public health, agriculture, climate, and data management and dissemination.

Facing Tomorrow’s Challenges

Written on June 22, 2010 at 6:56 am, by

The USGS Science Strategy is a comprehensive report to critically examine the USGS’s major science goals and priorities for the coming decade. The USGS is moving forward with these strategic science directions in response to the challenges that our Nation’s future faces and for the stewards of our Federal lands.

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