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USGS April 2008 science picks
Date:4/1/2008

In this edition of Science Picks, you can discover recent dramatic developments at Kilauea Volcano, who is groovin to the tunes of nature, and how the USGS helps forecast and notify emergency managers of potential floods, which is especially important since April showers are on their way. You can also find out how the USGS is helping improve life for millions of Iraqis, and as you start gearing-up for baseball season, learn about the evolution and importance of clay in sports. 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.

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Dramatic Developments at Kilauea Volcano

Explosive eruptions and noxious gas emissions at Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii have prompted scientists to work around the clock to understand what will happen next and how to keep the public out of harms way. Scientists are monitoring gas emissions and seismic activity at Kilauea, which on March 19 experienced its first explosive eruption since 1924. The volcano is also emitting sulfur dioxide at toxic levels. The USGS is issuing frequent updates, which can be accessed at http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/. To listen to a podcast interview with USGS Volcano Hazards Program Coordinator John Eichelberger describing the activity at Kilauea, visit http://www.usgs.gov/corecast/. For more information, contact Clarice Nassif Ransom at (703) 648-4299 or cransom@usgs.com.


Groovin to the Tunes of Nature

Just what does a bear do in the woods? USGS scientist Kate Kendall knows. Kendalls group recently used remote photography to learn more about black bears and grizzly bears use of naturally occurring bear ru
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