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Be Proactive About Flood Insurance

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:11

DENVER-Whether you own a home or a business, you need to be proactive when it comes to flood insurance. With heavy snowpack this year, there is strong potential for spring flooding. In addition, wildfires devastated Colorado over the last few years destroying vegetation. The burn areas are more susceptible to flooding, because there is no vegetation to absorb the moisture or slow down the flow of sediment and mud in rainstorms.

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Local Emergency Managers Team Up to Get Ready Together for America’s PrepareAthon!

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 16:30

DENTON, Texas — Emergency managers in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area teamed up today to get ready together in case tornadoes hit North Texas in the future.

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ARKANSAS STORM SURVIVORS URGED TO REGISTER FOR FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 16:28

Little Rock, Ark. – Homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained property damage as a result of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Faulkner County, Ark. are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for disaster assistance.

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America’s PrepareAthon! First National Day of Action

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:49

WASHINGTON -- Today is the first national day of action for America’s PrepareAthon! Today, individuals, families, workplaces, schools and organizations are coming together to practice simple activities to stay safe before, during, and after four types of hazards−floods, wildfires, tornadoes an

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New Findings on Contaminants of Emerging Concern Featured in JAWRA

USGS Newsroom Technical - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 14:59
Summary: The environmental occurrence of contaminants of emerging concern, including pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and hormones, can have adverse effects on aquatic and terrestrial life and potentially human health. These contaminants continue to impact waterways across the United States according to articles featured in  the Journal of American Water Resources.

Contact Information:

William Battaglin ( Phone: 303-236-6872 );



The environmental occurrence of contaminants of emerging concern, including pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and hormones, can have adverse effects on aquatic and terrestrial life and potentially human health. These contaminants continue to impact waterways across the United States according to articles featured in  the Journal of American Water Resources.

The April collection, edited by U.S. Geological Survey scientist William Battaglin and University of Nebraska Professor Alan Kolak, features an introduction and 13 articles written by their colleagues.

The abstracts and links to all of the articles in the featured collection are provided below: