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January Science Picks -- Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds
Released: 1/16/2009

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Phone: 703-648-6624

Jessica Robertson 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-6624

Jessica Robertson 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-6624

Jessica Robertson 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-6624

Jessica Robertson 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-6624

Jessica Robertson 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-6624

Jessica Robertson 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-6624

Jessica Robertson 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-6624

Jessica Robertson 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-6624

Jessica Robertson 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-6624

Jessica Robertson 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-6624



Our presidential inauguration is only a few days away - how many of you know what it takes to make the brass instruments in celebration parades? In this edition of USGS Science Picks, look back on 2008 and discover earthquake impacts to our society, view stunning photographs of glaciers and learn about their response to climate change and uncover new discoveries that help protect endangered and at-risk species. You can also learn about new insight on possible life on Mars, analysis of earthquake probability near a planned liquefied natural gas pipeline, mercury levels in Indiana's water, and more! If you would like to receive Science Picks via e-mail, would like to change the recipient or no longer want to receive it, please e-mail jrobertson@usgs.gov.

January Highlights:

  • How the World Helps Make an Inauguration Parade Brass Band
  • Earthquake Fatalities High in 2008
  • What Do Changing Glaciers Tell Us About Climate?
  • New Discoveries to Help Protect Endangered and At-Risk Species
  • Life on Mars? Rock Fractures Reveal Paths of Ancient Groundwater
  • Planning a Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline in Earthquake Country
  • Mixed News on Mercury in Indiana's Water
  • Studying Avian Influenza: Tracking Wild Birds in India and Hong Kong
  • Calling All Black-Legged Kittiwakes!
  • HealthMap: Alerts on Global Wildlife and Human Diseases
  • Frog Bones: Counting Growth Rings to Determine Age and Health


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