The need for multiple sources of energy, including the increasing demand for renewable energy, leads USGS scientists to study geothermal energy resources.
USGS scientists study the environmental, cultural, and social effects of uranium mining in the Grand Canyon region. Read more
Learn where the water is and how it’s used! Read more
Learn about the minerals in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Monument. Read more
Cheers! It’s Oktoberfest! Let’s drink up some knowledge! Read more
On March 3, the U.S. Geological Survey marks 135 years of science for America. Read more
USGS Releases First-Ever National Wind Turbine Dataset & Interactive Mapping Application. Read more
USGS releases first-ever comprehensive assessment of geologic carbon storage potential for the entire United States. Read more
On April 30, 2013, USGS released an updated assessment for the Bakken Formation and a new assessment for the Three Forks Formation in North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota.
The USGS is ready to address some of society’s most critical issues for years to come. Read more
On March 3, the U.S. Geological Survey turned 134. Established by Congress in 1879 and built on a legacy of impartial science, the bureau faces unusual challenges in the near term.
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.
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
Please comment on the USGS’ draft science strategies! Read more
The USGS released a new world estimate for conventional oil and gas resources.
For the first time, the USGS has estimated the potential of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources in source rocks of the Alaska North Slope.
Please answer questions about USGS Energy & Minerals science.
Despite news articles warning of large-scale releases of methane due to climate change, recent research indicates that most of the world’s gas hydrate deposits should remain stable for the next few thousand years.
Although no one is quite sure where the coal for naughty kids custom came from, the truth is that coal has long been a very important part of our daily lives, let alone our holiday traditions. USGS has studied coal for much of our more than 130-year existence.
USGS scientists are assessing the potential to remove CO2 from the atmosphere for storage in other Earth systems through a process called carbon sequestration.
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