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What’s on the Menu for Arctic Polar Bears?The Quality of the Nation’s GroundwaterLandsat Seen as Stunning Return on Public InvestmentNatural Hazards of 201414 Eye-Opening USGS Images from 2014
What’s on the Menu for Arctic Polar Bears?
Zoo polar bears Conrad and Tasul help scientists unlock decades’ worth of data. Read more
The Quality of the Nation’s Groundwater
Understanding where and why groundwater is vulnerable to contamination. Read more
Landsat Seen as Stunning Return on Public Investment
Landsat pays off in societal and commercial benefits. Read more
Natural Hazards of 2014
Reflecting on the past year, we are reminded of the natural hazards that are a persistent part of our lives and of the contributions of science to disaster preparedness. Read more
14 Eye-Opening USGS Images from 2014
Today’s USGS looks much different than the one that began 135 years ago. Scroll through our gallery as we look back on yet another year of eye-opening USGS science for our changing world. Read more
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    Is “The Impossible” Possible in the Pacific Northwest? – Coastal Community Tsunami Hazards and Risk Free USGS Public Lecture February 28

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