U.S. Geological Survey
How Much Water Does Kansas Use?
Climate Change Could Affect Future of Lake Michigan Basin
Review of Minimum and Maximum Conservation Buffer Distance Estimates for Greater Sage-Grouse and Land-Use Activities
Building the Water Theme of the White House Climate Data Initiative
Historic Map Project Leader Feted by Librarians
Three USGS Scientists Honored as Fellows of the Ecological Society of America
Released: 11/24/2014 11:15:37 AM
Four years ago, a bulldozer operator turned over some bones during construction at Ziegler Reservoir near Snowmass Village, Colorado. Scientists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science were called to the scene and confirmed the bones were those of a juvenile Columbian mammoth, setting off a frenzy of excavation, scientific analysis, and international media attention.
Released: 11/20/2014 1:00:00 PM
As freezing air swept into the Upper Midwest this past week, juvenile common loons took a cue from the weather and began their migrations to the warm Gulf of Mexico.
Released: 11/19/2014 9:00:00 AM
The bear species nicknamed “teddy” more than a century ago that inspired the iconic stuffed toy still popular today will likely survive at least another century, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.
Released: 11/18/2014 4:00:00 PM
A pioneer in mapping global land cover change and the team behind the United States’ most advanced land surface mapping satellite have both been honored with the 2014 William T. Pecora Award for achievement in Earth remote sensing.
Released: 11/17/2014 12:00:00 PM
In a new polar bear study published today, scientists from the United States and Canada found that during the first decade of the 21st century, the number of polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea experienced a sharp decline of approximately 40 percent.
Released: 11/17/2014 10:00:00 AM
Energy development in the Williston Basin oil production area of Montana and North Dakota, which includes the Bakken and Three Forks Formations, has not affected shallow groundwater quality, according to a recently published study in the journal Groundwater.
Released: 11/5/2014 2:06:45 PM
The distribution of birds in the United States today will probably look very different in 60 years as a result of climate, land use and land cover changes.
Released: 11/5/2014 9:16:23 AM
Water use across the country reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years. According to a new USGS report, about 355 billion gallons of water per day (Bgal/d) were withdrawn for use in the entire United States during 2010.
Released: 11/4/2014 7:56:00 AM
In a joint effort, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Water Survey of Canada (WSC) have produced the North America WaterWatch (NAWW), an online website that displays streamflow conditions throughout much of North America.