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September Science Picks -- Hot News about Cool Science
Released: 9/2/2009

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

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



Want the cold facts about melting glaciers? How about details on a recent study finding mercury contamination in fish nationwide? Or how you can wander New York on September 11 and help find the city’s lost crickets? The answers are in this edition of USGS Science Picks. In addition, find out about educational resources for teachers, the power of small life forms, details on Cash for Clunkers, and sewage in rivers. 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 kcapelli@usgs.gov.

September Highlights:

  • The Cold Facts about Melting Glaciers
  • Mercury Contamination in Fish Nationwide
  • Help Find the Lost Crickets of New York City
  • A+ Portal for Science Education Resources
  • Smallest Life Forms, BIG Power
  • The Nitty Gritty of Cash for Clunkers
  • Yuck!  Is there Sewage in the Rivers?
  • Sea Otter Health, Pollution and Revealing Genes
  • Tiny Satellite Technology Tracks Rare Kittlitz's Murrelet
  • Women in Science: Mixing it up in the Wetlands
  • Climate Change May Leave Early Birds Without the Worm
  • Investigating Mysterious Bat Deaths
  • Crayfish Don’t Rock and Roll to Heavy Metal!
  • Hunting for Plant and Animal Information Just Got Easier


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