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Date:6/6/2008

In this edition of Science Picks, discover details about the recent major earthquake in China, including expectations for aftershocks, and find out about a hypothetical earthquake scenario unveiled for Southern California and new publications on how to trek along the Hayward fault line. Learn about climate change impacts on the Colorado River basin and an opportunity to attend a briefing on the issue, how mineral production data reflect the U.S. economic slowdown, and the start of hurricane season. 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.

June Highlights:

  • Major Earthquake in China Results in Casualties and Severe Damage
  • Disaster Earthquake Scenario Unveiled for Southern California
  • Tracing the Hayward Fault: Online and On the Ground
  • Climate Change Impacts to the Colorado River Basin
  • Mineral Production Data Reflect Economic Slowdown
  • Hurricanes: The Season is Here
  • What's Up With Sinkholes?
  • Dying Bats in the Northeast Remain a Mystery
  • Boldly Going Where No Man (or Woman) Goes: USGS Unmanned Aircraft
  • Is the Water Warm Enough for a Dip?
  • No Bandying Around: The Future of the Bird Banding Laboratory
  • Humans Hunting Wolves: Effects on Wolf Packs
  • Sea Otters: Picky Eaters
  • Ducking in for a Spring Break: Southern Oregon and Northeastern California

LEADS: (top news, updates and happenings in natural science)

Major Earthquake in China Results in Casualties and Severe Damage

A magnitude-7.9 earthquake occurred on May 12, about 55 miles west of Chengdu, Sichuan, China, an urban area with a population of more than 10 million. As a result of this earthquake, there have been at least 34,000 casualties and severe damage in the nearby mountainous
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