U.S. Geological Survey
Critical Volcano and Earthquake Monitoring Recovered after Tropical Storm Iselle
Cuyama Valley Groundwater Withdrawals Are Double The Long-Term Replenishment
Pharmaceuticals and Other Chemicals Common in Landfill Waste
ASU, USGS Create Sharpest Map Ever of Mars Surface Properties
Three USGS Scientists Honored as Fellows of the Ecological Society of America
Local Biologist Honored for Research Contributions to Crane Conservation
Released: 8/19/2014 8:37:32 AM
For the past decade, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey have shared their expertise with the Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS) in efforts to build an inventory of Afghanistan’s water resources.
Released: 8/13/2014 1:30:00 PM
Despite the magnitude 8.2 earthquake that hit northern Chile in April 2014, the plate boundary in that region is still capable of hosting shocks of the same size or even greater in the near future, according to new research presented in Nature.
Released: 8/13/2014 9:22:19 AM
The somber ecological consequences of human-caused landscape change and unsustainable water use in a western watershed are carefully examined in the recently published book, Requiem for the Santa Cruz: An Environmental History of an Arizona River (University of Arizona Press).
Released: 8/11/2014 10:27:37 AM
From climate change to wind energy effects on birds and bats to wildlife disease, U.S. Geological Survey research will be presented at the annual Ecological Society of America (ESA) meetings from Aug. 10 to 14, 2014, in Sacramento.
Released: 8/6/2014 9:00:00 AM
US Topo maps now have a crisper, cleaner design - enhancing readability of maps for online and printed use.
Released: 7/30/2014 3:00:00 PM
Nearly forgotten research from decades ago complicates the task of quantifying earthquake hazards in the Pacific Northwest, according to a new report from scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Washington, and other universities.
Released: 7/30/2014 2:29:57 PM
Nesting loggerhead sea turtles in the northern Gulf of Mexico feed among areas that were oiled by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill and where human activities occur, several of which are known to pose threats to sea turtles, a new U.S Geological study showed.
Released: 7/30/2014 9:00:00 AM
Since August 2013, all 50 states have been available for editing with the USGS The National Map Corps (TNMCorps) volunteered geographic information project. Starting this month, TNMCorps is pleased to add the United States Virgin Islands to that list.
Released: 7/28/2014 1:06:44 PM
Streamflow in the eastern portions of the Missouri River watershed has increased over the past 52 years, whereas other parts have seen downward trends.
Released: 7/28/2014 10:10:00 AM
Urban areas in the Southeastern United States will double in size by 2060 unless there are significant changes to land development, according to a new study by the Department of Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University.
Released: 7/24/2014 1:00:00 PM
Due to climate change, some communities in rural Alaska and the Yukon Territory of Canada may face a future with fewer caribou according to new research published by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in the recent issue of PLoS ONE.
Released: 7/24/2014 10:00:00 AM
Insecticides similar to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, were found commonly in streams throughout the Midwest, according to a new USGS study.
Released: 7/22/2014 1:00:00 PM
Outdated and inconsistent elevation data cost lives and hinder prosperity across our Nation. Current and accurate 3D elevation data are essential to help communities cope with natural hazards, support infrastructure, ensure agricultural success, strengthen environmental decision making and bolster national security.