U.S. Geological Survey
50-Year-Old Mystery Solved: Seafloor Mapping Reveals Cause of 1964 Tsunami that Destroyed Alaskan Village
Mesilla Basin Microgravity Survey to Measure Aquifer Changes
New Invasive Annual Grass Book Addresses Critical Questions for the Western U.S.
Asian Carp Eggs Remain in Suspension at Lower Velocities than Previously Thought
USGS Civil Engineer Robert R. Holmes Wins 2015 ASCE Award
New Scientist-in-Charge at USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory
Released: 2/8/2016 6:43:09 AM
The U.S. Geological Survey is implementing new measures that will improve public access to USGS-funded science as detailed in its new public access plan. The plan enables the USGS to expand its current on-line gateways to provide free public access to scholarly research and supporting data produced in full or in part with USGS funding, no matter how it is published.
Released: 2/1/2016 7:34:56 AM
Globally there were 14,588 earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater in 2015. This worldwide number is on par with prior year averages of about 40 earthquakes per day of magnitude 4.0, or about 14,500 annually. The 2015 number may change slightly as the final results are completed by seismic analysts at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado.
Released: 1/28/2016 4:02:20 PM
Boaters, swimmers or other members of the public who see Lionfish, Asian carp, Zebra mussels or any other invasive or non-native plant or animal species have two options to report sightings.
Released: 1/28/2016 2:20:37 PM
In 2015, United States mines produced an estimated $78.3 billion of mineral raw materials—down 3percent from $80.8 billion in 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey announced today in its Mineral Commodity Summaries 2016.
Released: 1/26/2016 9:30:00 AM
New US Topo maps for Iowa and Kansas are now available in the USGS Store for free download. The new maps of these Midwestern states feature the inclusion of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) road data.
Released: 1/20/2016 10:00:00 AM
LAUREL, Md. — A deadly fungus causing population crashes in wild European salamanders could emerge in the United States and threaten already declining amphibians here, according to a report released today by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Released: 1/19/2016 10:30:00 AM
FORT COLLINS, Colorado – Reports of bat deaths worldwide due to human causes largely unique to the 21st century are markedly rising, according to a new USGS-led analysis published in Mammal Review.
Released: 1/15/2016 12:12:31 PM
Researchers have found clear evidence that biological communities rich in species are substantially healthier and more productive than those depleted of species.
Released: 1/13/2016 10:00:00 AM
Between 1990 and 2010, global mercury emissions from manmade sources declined 30 percent, according to a new analysis by Harvard University, Peking University, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, and the University of Alberta. These results challenge long-standing assumptions about mercury emission trends.