USGS - science for a changing world

U.S. Geological Survey

Maps, Imagery, and Publications Hazards Newsroom Education Jobs Partnerships Library About USGS Social Media

Real-Time

Science FeaturesRSS feed

Walruses are hauling out on land instead of ice because of climate-induced warming.Oktoberfest! The Science of Beer and Wine MakingModeling a Changing American LandscapeTribes in the South Central U.S. Partner with Researchers to Address Climate Change EffectsEnhanced Elevation Data to Sharpen Global Focus on Climate Issues
Walruses are hauling out on land instead of ice because of climate-induced warming.
Once again, an extreme retreat of Alaska’s summer sea ice has led large numbers of Pacific walruses to haul out on land instead of on offshore ice. Read more
Oktoberfest! The Science of Beer and Wine Making
Cheers! It’s Oktoberfest! Let’s drink up some knowledge! Read more
Modeling a Changing American Landscape
Careful estimates of the future look of the land. Read more
Tribes in the South Central U.S. Partner with Researchers to Address Climate Change Effects
Indigenous peoples are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change – Interior’s Climate Science Centers collaborate with them to develop adaptation strategies. Read more
Enhanced Elevation Data to Sharpen Global Focus on Climate Issues
Accurate elevation data heighten climate investigations worldwide. Read more
  • USGS Science Pop Quiz

    USGS Science Pop Quiz

    Test your knowledge on natural hazards and share this with friends too.

  • Join Nature’s Notebook and Have Fun with Phenology

    Join Nature’s Notebook and Have Fun with Phenology

    Get ready to fall in love as the fall season approaches.

  • Is “The Impossible” Possible in the Pacific Northwest? – Coastal Community Tsunami Hazards and Risk Free USGS Public Lecture February 28

    Is “The Impossible” Possible in the Pacific Northwest? – Coastal Community Tsunami Hazards and Risk Free USGS Public Lecture February 28

    February 28th at 7 p.m. (PST) — Public Lecture information: http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar

  • View all Science Picks
  • News Releases RSS icon

    Wind Turbine or Tree? Certain Bats Might Not Know
    (Released: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:17:01 EDT)

    Past, Present and Future Climates Go Hand in Hand with Tribes
    (Released: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:38:54 EDT)

    Captive Whooping Cranes Released Into the Wild
    (Released: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:18:19 EDT)

    Latest PublicationsRSS feed

    Multimedia Gallery

    CoreCast  Podcast feed  iTunes feed

    Hazards: Geomagnetic Storms
    Videographer: Don Becker
    (12/17/2013 | Length: 7:33)

    Watch video, get transcripts and links

    - More podcasts

    Search USGS

    Download or Buy Maps

    Map Locator & Downloader
    Find, Order, or Download FREE Topographic Maps!


    Buy recreation passes.

    USGS Science Data

    Science Topics

    Science In Your Backyard

    Image Map - U.S. Map

    See also:
    Coastal/Offshore | International

    Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North CarolinaNorth Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont U.S. Virgin Islands Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

    Frequently Asked Questions RSS feed


    Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

    USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey | DOI Inspector General
    URL: http://www.usgs.gov/default.asp
    Page Contact Information: Ask USGS
    Page Last Modified: Tuesday, January 07, 2014