Coal is an important fuel source in the United States today. The USGS has just released a new assessment of coal resources in the Powder River Basin.
The USGS is providing up-to-date information. Read more
Manatees are often used as sentinels for emerging threats to the ocean environment and human health. Read more
The USGS plans to "app-lify" data with a contest through Challenge.gov. Prizes will be awarded to the best overall app, the best student app, and the people’s choice. Read more
It did, 35 million years ago.
A new project in Japan is helping scientists make significant progress in studying gas hydrates as a potential source for natural gas production. Read more
The Nation’s next Earth-observing satellite was successfully launched on February 11. Once it is mission-certified in orbit, the satellite will become Landsat 8. Read more
The world’s oldest known wild bird – now 62 – is a mother again. Read more
February 28th at 7 p.m. (PST) — Public Lecture information: http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar
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