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You are invited to join our scientists and learn more about climate change, floods, volcanoes, ground water and more at the American Geophysical Conference in California! The holiday season is just around the corner how many of you know why mistletoe is not just for kissing or what minerals make up your holiday lights? In this edition of Science Picks, you can learn how a prehistoric climate period is providing clues about future changes and about recent estimates of large deposits of gas hydrates on Alaska's North Slope. Discover the new USGS photo and video galleries and find the imagery you crave. Check out stunning earth imagery, footage of a surging glacier, hurricanes, bears and more! 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

December and November Highlights:

  • American Geophysical Union Conference: Climate Change, Floods, Volcanoes, Ground Water and More!
  • A Kiss is Just a Kiss Mistletoe is So Much More
  • Deck the Halls with Boughs of Minerals?
  • Prehistoric Climate Provides Clues to Future Changes
  • Gas Hydrates on Alaska's North Slope: Large Deposit of Natural Gas
  • Man-Made Chemicals Found in Drinking Water at Low Levels
  • Reversing Coral Reef Decline in Hawaii
  • Acidic Soils in Slovakia Tell Somber Tale
  • Pavement Sealcoat Linked to U.S. Lake Contamination
  • What and Where is Snfellsjkull?
  • Human Footprint in Western U.S.: Impact to Wildlife and Plants
  • How Many Grizzlies in Glacier National Park?
  • Watch a Glacier Surge into a River in Near Real Time
  • Free, Global Access to USGS Earth Imagery
  • New USGS Video and Image Gallery
  • Understanding the Level of Protection for Alaskan Species

Contact: Jessica Robertson
United States Geological Survey

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