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November Science Picks -- Hot News about Cool Science
Released: 11/4/2009

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
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Phone: 703-648-5086

Kara Capelli 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-5086

Kara Capelli 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-5086

Kara Capelli 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-5086

Kara Capelli 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-5086

Kara Capelli 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-5086

Kara Capelli 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-5086

Kara Capelli 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-5086

Kara Capelli 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-5086

Kara Capelli 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-5086

Kara Capelli 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-5086

Kara Capelli 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-5086

Kara Capelli 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-5086



Did you know that that the United States uses less water today than 35 years ago and that there might be caves on Mars? In this edition of Science Picks, learn more about these stories, as well as the latest on carbon storage in the Arctic and faulty wallboard from China that may be making Florida residents sick. Also, discover why bats are dying near wind turbines and how endangered whooping cranes are being saved.    

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November Highlights:

  • United States Using Less Water Today
  • Caves Provide Martians (or Scientists) a New Place to Hide
  • Thawing Arctic May Mean More Atmospheric Carbon
  • Wallboard Woes
  • Welcoming a New Director
  • Wind Energy: A Scare for Bats and Birds
  • Whooping Cranes are Flying High!
  • Hazards Remain After the Smoke Clears
  • Giant Snakes Threaten Ecosystems
  • Streamgages: the Silent Superhero
  • Why Celebrate GIS Day on Nov. 18?
  • Sand-tastic Beach Management


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