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Fueling the Mix: Coal and U.S Electric Power Generation
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    Is The Impossible Possible in the Pacific Northwest? Coastal Community Tsunami Hazards and Risk Free USGS Public Lecture February 28

    Mon, 25 Feb 2013

    February 28th at 7 p.m. (PST) Public Lecture information:

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    Exploring the Earths Crust Seismology Uncovers Hidden Secrets Beneath Our Feet Free USGS Public Lecture January 24

    Fri, 18 Jan 2013

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    Colorful South Pacific Species New Discoveries and Looming Threats Free USGS Public Lecture December 13

    Thu, 06 Dec 2012

    7 p.m.Public lecture (also live-streamed over the Internet)

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    USGS Estimates 162 Billion Short Tons of Recoverable Coal in the Powder River Basin
    (Released: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:00:00 EDT)

    Stay Current on Your Rivers with USGS WaterNow
    (Released: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:00:00 EDT)

    Earthquake Catastrophes and Fatalities Projected to Rise in Populous 21st Century
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    Overview of intercalibration of satellite instruments
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    Applications of spectral band adjustment factors (SBAF) for cross-calibration
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    Assessment of spectral, misregistration, and spatial uncertainties inherent in the cross-calibration study
    (Released: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:00 -0600)

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    Videographer: Kara Capelli
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