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Date:10/5/2009

elopment of the USGS Advanced National Seismic System. These updates will help scientists provide emergency responders with time-critical information used to save lives and reduce economic losses. Some of the new monitoring systems will make use of solar power as the primary power source in remote locations, making them more energy efficient than the ones they replace. This program is an extension of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. For more information visit http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=2314, or contact Bill Leith at wleith@usgs.gov or (703) 648-6786.

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Forget the Garlic Necklace! Learn More about Bats and Rabies

With Halloween approaching, a new book makes bats seem a little less scary. Bat Rabies and Other Lyssavirus Infections debunks many myths surrounding rabies and other related infections. The book describes the worldwide occurrence of rabies in bats, its origins, how it spreads, and the degree of threat it poses to people, pets, farm animals and wildlife. It includes rich illustrations and personal stories from author and rabies expert Denny G. Constantine. The book, prepared by the USGS National Wildlife Health Center, presents the material in a simple, straightforward manner that serves both the public and scientists. For more details visit http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=2291, or contact Diane Noserale at dnoseral@usgs.gov or (703) 648-4333.

Winter Warming Affects Sea Goose Migration

Climate change may be altering the migration pattern of the Pacific brant, a small, dark sea goose. An increasing number of these birds are staying the winter in Alaska, rather than migrating south to Mexico. A USGS study indicates that this in
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