U.S. Geological Survey
How Was That Valley Formed?
New Publication Tells Western Fisheries Research Center's History of Innovation
National Assessment Shows Geographic Distributions and Trends of Pesticide Use, 1992-2009
New Insight on Gas Hydrates in Gulf of Mexico
Local Scientist Receives Two Lifetime Honors for Wildlife Research
Local Scientist Honored for Wetland Research
Released: 5/22/2013 4:59:00 PM
The first-ever estimate of how fast frogs, toads and salamanders in the United States are disappearing from their habitats reveals they are vanishing at an alarming and rapid rate.
Released: 5/22/2013 8:00:00 AM
Citizen volunteers are making significant additions to the U.S. Geological Survey's ability to provide accurate information to the public.
Released: 5/20/2013 8:00:00 AM
A new U.S. Geological Survey study documents that the Nation's aquifers are being drawn down at an accelerating rate.
Released: 5/15/2013 1:25:26 PM
March 2012 set records for warm temperatures that promoted early leafing and flowering across large areas of the United States.
Released: 5/15/2013 12:00:00 PM
US Topo maps now have a crisper, cleaner design - enhancing readability of maps for online and printed use.
Released: 5/13/2013 2:00:00 PM
Warmer spring temperatures since 1980 are causing an estimated 20 percent loss of snow cover across the Rocky Mountains of western North America, according to new research from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Released: 5/9/2013 12:29:39 PM
Images from Landsat satellites provided free to the public by the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey were the starting points for "a new breakthrough" reported today by Time and announced on the Official Google Blog.
Released: 5/8/2013 12:31:13 PM
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the members of a newly created federal advisory committee who will provide guidance about the Interior Department's climate change adaptation science initiatives.
Released: 5/7/2013 8:31:59 AM
USGS hydrologic researchers have found that the movement of nitrate through groundwater to streams can take decades to occur.
Released: 5/2/2013 9:44:14 AM
The U.S. Geological Survey today released an analysis of the Watts Branch of the Anacostia River in Prince Georges County, Md. and Washington, D.C. that documents how restoration work on this urban tributary has had a substantial impact on the local economy, directly or indirectly accounting for 45 jobs, $2.6 million in local labor income and $3.4 million in value added to the local D.C. metropolitan area in 2011.
Released: 5/1/2013 10:09:15 AM
Android and iPhone users can now use their mobile devices as digital topo maps, leveraging USGS maps together with the power of GPS to zoom in on their precise location while hiking, biking, running, or any other activity that benefits from precision navigation.
Released: 4/30/2013 12:59:32 PM
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) today released an updated oil and gas resource assessment for the Bakken Formation and a new assessment for the Three Forks Formation in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana.
Released: 4/29/2013 11:00:00 AM
Nesting green sea turtles are benefiting from marine protected areas by using habitats found within their boundaries, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study that is the first to track the federally protected turtles in Dry Tortugas National Park.
Released: 4/22/2013 12:00:00 PM
Just in time for Earth Day, the U.S. Geological Survey is pleased to announce the winners of the "App-lifying USGS Earth Science Data" Challenge.
Released: 4/22/2013 12:00:00 PM
Among the diverse array of western habitats available to them, greater sage-grouse require sagebrush-dominated landscapes with extremely minimal levels of human land use according to USGS researchers who detailed the scientific results in a recently published report about the ecological conditions needed by this large, ground-dwelling bird.