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Myrtle Beach, SC Fire

Wildfires swept through this coastal region of South Carolina destroying about 70 homes and forcing more than 2,500 people to evacuate.

Flooding in Fargo

In late March the Red River Basin of North Dakota and Minnesota experienced historic flooding. Landsat 5 satellite imagery, acquired on March 2 and April 3, illustrate the rapid rise and extent of the flooding in the Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota region.

Landsat 5 captures Mt. Redoubt

On March 1, 2009, Landsat 5 acquired a clear image of the Mt. Redoubt region in Alaska. Scientists have been carefully monitoring the area as Mt. Redoubt has experienced volcanic tremors and gas releases in recent months, activities normally associated with possible eruptions.

Kingston Flood

An earthen dam holding a containment pond at the Kingston, Tennessee Fossil Plant gave way, releasing over 500 million gallons of ash and sludge.

AGI Releases Geoscience Workforce Data PowerPoints

The American Geological Institute has posted a PowerPoint presentation of all 147 graphs and charts published in the Status of the Geoscience Workforce Report which was released in February of 2009.