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Elwha dam

How the Elwha Dam Removals Changed the River’s Mouth

For decades, resource managers agreed that removing the two dams on the Elwha River would be a big win for the watershed as a...
earthquake

50 Simulations of the ‘Really Big One’ Show How a 9.0...

One of the worst nightmares for many Pacific Northwest residents is a huge earthquake along the offshore Cascadia Subduction Zone, which would unleash damaging...
earthquakevideo

USGS, Partners Launch a Unified, West Coast-wide Earthquake Early Warning System

The U.S. Geological Survey and university, public and private partners held an event April 10 at the University of Washington to introduce the ShakeAlert...
gas hydrate

Gas Hydrate Breakdown Unlikely to Cause Massive Greenhouse Gas Release

The breakdown of methane hydrates due to warming climate is unlikely to lead to massive amounts of methane being released to the atmosphere, according...
Harmful Algae

Harmful Algae Blooms in Their True Colors

Explosive growth of cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, is nothing new. In fact, such cyanobacteria probably produced the original oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere billions...
Bioenergy

Bioenergy Decisions Involve Wildlife Habitat and Land Use Trade-offs

New research from North Carolina State University and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) finds that choosing how to meet bioenergy goals means making trade-offs...
amphibian

New research confirms continued, unabated, large-scale amphibian declines

Even though amphibian populations are declining sharply worldwide, there is no smoking gun to indicate a cause and thus no simple solution to halting...