United States Geological Survey

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  • The United States Geological Survey on Sinkholes

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    The United States Geological Survey (USGS, n.d.) defines a sinkhole as "an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage--when it rains, all of the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface." Sinkholes vary in size considerably: from a few feet in diameter and one foot of depth, to "hundreds of acres" wide and "more than 100 feet deep," (USGS, n.d.). Some sinkholes form naturally over time, but human intervention such as construction and development projects

  • Essay on North Shore Oil Exploration and Drilling

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    oil. A law was passed by congress in 1980 that states “production of oil and gas from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is prohibited and no leasing or other development leading to production of oil and gas from the [Refuge] shall be undertaken until authorized by an act of Congress.” If these oil companies do succeed in abolishing this law, then a land that has stood virtually untouched would be destroyed for what the United States Geological Survey has estimated is only 6 months worth of oil.

  • Federal Agencies

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    to discuss where the following agencies lie in the administrative structure of the federal government: U.S. Army Corps Engineers U.S. Bureau Land Management U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Environmental Protection Agency U.S. Geological Survey The (USACE) United States Army Corps of Engineers is a U.S federal agency operating under the Department of Defense. Major army command is made up of 37,000 civilians and military personnel. The USACE supports Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department

  • Sc300 Unit 4 Assignment Essay example

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    Of all the naturally occurring events on Earth, earthquakes are among the most devastating and bring a lot of truth to the statement, “Just because something is natural does not mean it is not dangerous.” Earthquakes are one of the most natural things I can think of that can cause massive damage and loss of human live in many instances, and the effects are sometimes long term. “Nothing happens without a force. Many geophysicists accept the theory that continents move as a result of the forces

  • Analysis Of Fritz Haber And Carl Bosch

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    Towards the end of the 19th Century, scientists realized that, as populations increased, the food supply of the planet would decline in its ability to meet the expanding needs. The work of Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch helped to prevent that impending crisis from coming to fruition. Today, another desperate calamity continues to grow in its threat to civilization. This crisis, known as the global freshwater crisis since the world’s supply of usable fresh water is diminishing rapidly, will require scientists

  • USGS Personal Statement

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    After I graduate, I want to work for the United States Geological Survey (USGS). I believe the thorough investigative work expected and performed at the USGS is vital to the integrity of the United States. Working for this incredible institute would allow me to uphold my life aspirations of environmental monitoring and protection to provide security from effects which threaten the natural landscape. With three semesters left before graduation, I am still unsure what field of study I am most passionate

  • Snakehead Fish Research Paper

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    fish (Channa argus) has been identified as an invasive aquatic fish across the country. Snakehead fish got their name because of their long, cylindrical body plan and large scales on their head that give them a snake-like appearance. In the United States, there are four species of snakeheads: Channa argus (northern snakehead), Channa micropeltes (giant snakehead), Channa marulius (bullseye snakehead), and Channa maculate (blotched snakehead). The northern snakehead fish has succeeded in establishing

  • Viewing America with Geology Essay

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    would be a major drop in population over there which could reduce the amount of production created in this region all tying back into why the geological aspect of America is a main determining factor for seeing the importance of why America has the properties it has and will have in the future. Another well-known geological phenomenon in the United States is Yellowstone Park. Yellowstone is an extraordinary example of a caldera which is defined as “a volcanic crater that has a diameter many times

  • Geological Disposal Of Nuclear Waste Disposal

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    facilities. This is known as geological disposal. Geological disposal is the world’s preeminent option when approaching the rapid growth rate of nuclear waste. While numerous countries have found this to be agreeable, it has become extremely hard to sell local communities on a site. It is widely believed that if the general public accessed the same information that researchers have, the community would not fear discussing nuclear waste. Researchers know that geological disposal’s many barriers keep

  • Eaarthquake Activity Around the World: Seven Days of Shaking

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    Introduction For this assignment, we are to examine earthquake activity around the world. Specifically, we are to examine the United States Geological Survey (USGS) earthquake website searching for earthquakes that have occurred around the world with a magnitude greater than two point five in the last seven days. Responses to the questions of the lab, based on the information obtained from the USGS website at 10:23 AM on Friday, January 3, 2014, are the basis of this paper. Greater Than Six Point