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[image: Dairy cows in an animal feeding operation in New York]
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Iodinated Disinfection Byproducts found in Dairy-Impacted Wastewaters and
Streams
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Iodinated disinfection byproducts were found at stream locations downstream
from treated discharge from wastewater treatment plants that receive dairy
waste and in the wastewaters directly from dairy facilities. ...

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[image: USGS scientist taking measurements of field parameters in a stream]
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Bacterial Pathogen Genes in Streams related to Animal Type and Hydrologic
Conditions
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A USGS study elucidates the influence of animal type and environmental
variables on bacterial pathogen occurrence in streams under typical
watershed conditions. ...

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[image: Closes ups of mosquitofish anal fins - left are controls - right
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Synthetic Progestin in Environmental Waters can Affect Fish Reproductive
Development and Behavior
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Scientists conducted laboratory experiments on levonorgestrel (a synthetic
progestin) and observed differential effects to males (reproductive
behavior) and females (masculinization) of eastern mosquitofish (*Gambusia
holbrooki*) ...

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[image: Scientist sampling a white sucker - Catostomus commersonii]
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New Hepatitis B Virus Discovered in White Sucker (*Catostomus commersonii*)
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The first known hepatitis B virus to infect fish (white sucker; *Catostomus
commersonii*) has been discovered by USGS scientists. ...

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[image: Close up of a cyanobacteria bloom on Elsian Lake, Minnesota]
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New Study on Cyanotoxins in Lakes and Reservoirs Provides Insights into
Assessing Health Risks
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Newly published study provides new evidence of the widespread occurrence of
cyanotoxins in lakes and reservoirs of the United States and offers new
insights into measures used for assessing potential recreational health
risks. ...

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[image: USGS scientist collecting periphyton samples]
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USGS Scientists Complete First Systematic Regional Survey of Algal Toxins
in Streams of the Southeastern United States
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USGS scientists detected microcystin—an algal toxin—in 39 percent of 75
streams assessed in the southeastern United States. These results will
inform and become part of a larger, systematic national survey of algal
toxins in small streams of the United States. ...

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[image: Close up of the cyanobacteria Dolichospermum lemmermannii in a
harmful algal bloom]
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New Guide to Help Identify Harmful Algal Blooms
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To assist Native American and Alaska Native communities USGS scientists
developed a guide to evaluate algal blooms for the presence of
cyanobacteria that are known to produce a variety of toxins. ...

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[image: Satellite image of a dust cloud from the Sahara Desert]
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Nutrients in Dust from the Sahara Desert cause Microbial Blooms on the East
Coast of the United States
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Saharan dust nutrients, particularly iron, deposited episodically in
tropical marine waters stimulate marine microbial bloom growth and change
microbial community structure. ...

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[image: USGS scientists collecting water-quality samples from shallow
groundwater under Ashumet Pond]
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Importance of Lake Sediments in Removal of Cyanobacteria, Viruses, and
Dissolved Organic Carbon
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USGS scientists determined that the colmation layer (top 25 centimeters of
lake sediments) was highly effective in removing cyanobacteria, viruses,
and dissolved organic carbon during water passage through the lake bottom
to aquifer sediments. ...

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[image: USGS scientists prepare a tracer solution in a gas impermeable
bladder]
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USGS Scientists Measure New Bacterial Nitrogen Removal Process in
Groundwater
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For the first time, USGS, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and the
University of Connecticut scientists have detected active anammox bacteria
in groundwater. ...

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[image: Looking up at at power plant smoke stack]
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North American and European Atmospheric Mercury Declines Explained by Local
and Regional Emission Reductions
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Recent findings from a consortium of university, State, and USGS scientists
indicate that declining atmospheric concentrations of mercury (Hg) can be
explained by the phaseout of mercury in many commercial products and by
reduced emissions from utilities over the past two decades. ...

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[image: Natural-color satellite image of Hurricane Sandy]
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Persistent Contaminant Threats Following Hurricane Sandy—Establishing
Baselines and Assessing Impacts
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Potential long-term contaminant threats resulting from compromised
infrastructure, beach erosion, and sediment disturbance were evaluated in
the coastal environments of New Jersey and New York in the aftermath of
Hurricane Sandy. ...

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[image: USGS scientists collecting soil samples at a mine]
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USGS Develops Approach to Assess Baseline Chemical and Radiological
Conditions Prior to Uranium Mining near Grand Canyon National Park
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USGS scientists developed an approach and collected baseline data to
quantitatively assess offsite migration of mine-related contaminants and to
identify critical contaminant exposure pathways that could result from
uranium mining activities in the Grand Canyon region. ...

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[image: View of a tributary to Muddy Creek, Wyoming, showing salt crusts]
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Soil Disturbance Can Increase Stream Salinity in Semiarid Watersheds
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Soil disturbance from construction of roads, pipelines, and well pads on
naturally salt-rich soils was determined to be a potential factor resulting
in increased salinity in a southern Wyoming stream. Construction can expose
salt-rich soils in the subsurface to increased contact with rain and snow,
thus mobilizing salts through runoff or water percolating into soils. ...

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[image: Class II injection well wastewater disposal facility with sorage
tanks and tanker trucks]
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Indication of Unconventional Oil and Gas Wastewaters Found in Local Surface
Waters
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Evidence indicating the presence of wastewaters from unconventional oil and
gas (UOG) production was found in surface waters and surficial sediments
near an UOG disposal facility in West Virginia. ...

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[image: USGS scientists collecting a water sample from a well at the USGS
Bemidji Research Site]
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USGS Identifies Crude-Oil Metabolites in Subsurface Plumes
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USGS scientists studying two subsurface crude-oil spill sites in Minnesota
measured concentrations of oil breakdown products (metabolites) at greater
concentrations than parent compound concentrations. ...

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[image: Scientists collecting bed-sediment samples from Suwanee Creek,
Georgia]
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New Sediment-Toxicity Benchmarks Available for Pesticides in Whole Sediment
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USGS scientists developed 129 sediment-toxicity benchmarks for use in
evaluating currently used pesticides in whole sediment. ...

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[image: New section of a landfill under construction]
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Distinct Microbiomes Identified in Landfills Throughout the United States
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A comprehensive study by USGS and scientists from the University of
Oklahoma finds distinct microbial assemblages (microbiomes) in landfill
leachate across the United States and investigates factors related to
microbiome formation. ...

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[image: USGS scientists Michael T. Meyer and Denis R. LeBlanc]
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DOI Distinguished Service Award Given to Two Program Scientists
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Two USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Program (TSHP) scientists, Denis R.
LeBlanc and Dr. Michael T. Meyer, received the Department of Interior's
(DOI) highest honor—the Distinguished Service Award. ...

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[image: Dr. Edward T. Furlong in the laboratory]
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USGS Scientist Recognized as Highly Cited Researcher
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USGS scientist Dr. Edward T. Furlong has been designated a Thomson Reuters
Highly Cited Researcher, ranking among the top 1 percent of researchers
from 2003 to 2013 for most cited documents in their specific field
(Environment/Ecology). ...

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Kathy E. Lee, Editor
Timothy J. Reilly, Editor
David W. Morganwalp, Coordinating Editor
Stephanee R. Walker, Copy Editor

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