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October Science Picks—Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds
Released: 10/12/2005

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As the nation turns its focus to restoring regions devastated by hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes, this month’s Science Picks will highlight ongoing earth and natural science research and investigations, as well as technology at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), to help you tell the story. Photos and Web links are provided. If you are not receiving this and would like to, would like to change the recipient, or no longer want to receive it, please email dmakle@usgs.gov.

October Highlights:

  • Oct. 12 is International Day for Disaster Reduction
  • Did You Know...there are more than 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world every year?
  • Bridge Design Yields Safety in "Quake’s" Wake
  • On Sinking Land: Understanding Subsidence and Sea-Level Rise in New Orleans
  • USGS Uses Technology to help during Search and Rescue and Hurricane Damage Assessment
  • Mounting Interest in Wave Energy and Storm Surge
  • Invasive Species Might Be Resourceful (but, Not in My Backyard)
  • Scientists Explore the Chemical Effects of Fire Fighting
  • Blowing its Top—USGS Releases Time-Lapse Photography of Mt. Saint Helens


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