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Budget cuts pare real-time monitoring of volcanoes

...actually addressing the Cleveland eruption in the way that it really should be," said geophysicist John Power, the USGS scientist in charge at the Alaska Volcano Observatory.A second Alaska volcano began heating up Monday. Pavlof Volcano, 625...
Golden eagles' flight patterns raise worries about North Slope

...and protect them and the young practice their flying and hunting skills. McIntyre and Michael Collopy, a former USGS scientist who is department chairman of Environmental and Resource Sciences at the University of Nevada in Reno, tracked the...
New federal study shows mercury in fish widespread

...levels, the researchers said. "Some ecosystems are more sensitive than others," said Barbara Scudder, the lead USGS scientist on the study. All but two states - Alaska and Wyoming - have issued fish-consumption advisories because of mercury...
Scientists say polar bears will disappear from Alaska by 2050

...on the low side. "There is a definite link between changes in the sea ice and the welfare of polar bears," said USGS scientist Steven Amstrup, the lead author of the new studies. "As the sea ice goes, so goes the polar bear." Amstrup said...
Biologists escape Aleutian island just before volcano erupts

...Kasatochi went from a quiet volcano to an explosive eruption within 24 hours and with very little warning," said USGS scientist Marianne Guffanti. Scientists relied on seismic instruments on other volcanoes in the area to detect the eruption...
Firecracker boys: Making a harbor with nukes

...possibility of adverse and destructive effects," JFK told an audience at the National Academy of Sciences in 1963. USGS scientist were to apply radioactive fallout to designated plots in the area. They would then water these plots and catch the...


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