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May Science Picks -- Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds
Released: 5/7/2009

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
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

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



In this edition of USGS Science Picks, learn about the rapid disappearance of Antarctica's ice shelves, the hazards posed by sand dunes moving due to climate change and how the USGS is spending its $140 million from the President's Recovery Act. You can also discover increasing population numbers for the endangered humpback chub, new life forms found in Southwest caves and an environmentally friendly way to measure snowfall. As you head out camping this summer, you may also want to learn what to do if you come face to face with rattlesnakes! 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.

May Highlights:

  • Rapid Disappearance of Antarctica's Ice Shelves
  • Sand Dunes on the Loose Due to Climate Change
  • Recovery Act Funding: Stimulating USGS Science
  • $5 Million in Earthquake Research Grants
  • Good News for an Endangered Grand Canyon Fish
  • New Life Forms Found in Southwest Caves
  • Green Ways to Measure The White Stuff
  • Severe Dust Storms in the Colorado Plateau
  • Campground Stories: Face-to-Face with Rattlesnakes
  • Looks like a Cutthroat, Smells like a Cutthroat, but...
  • Can Harvesting Timber Increase Wildfire Hazards?
  • New Web Site: Deadly White Nose Syndrome in Bats
  • Salmons' Journey No Longer Blocked in Washington
  • Small Lake Invader Tilts the Mercury Scales


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