U.S. Geological Survey
Media Advisory: GeoGirls Dig Geology at Mount St. Helens
New Evidence Shows Endangered Pallid Sturgeon Spawned in Lower Missouri River
New Online Tool Tracks Water Quality in the Nationís Rivers and Streams
3DEP Data Acquisition Opportunity - FY15/16 Broad Agency Announcement
USGS Names New Director of St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
New Director to Lead USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Released: 7/30/2015 2:00:00 PM
Computer simulations of earthquake shaking, replicating the quakes that occurred in 1811-1812 in the New Madrid seismic zone (NMSZ), indicate that future large earthquakes there would produce major, prolonged ground shaking.
Released: 7/30/2015 12:00:00 PM
The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded approximately $4 million this week to four universities – California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley, University of Washington and University of Oregon – to support transitioning the “ShakeAlert” earthquake early warning system toward a production stage.
Released: 7/30/2015 9:30:00 AM
Several of the new US Topo quadrangles for New Hampshire and Vermont now display parts of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.) and other selected public trails.
Released: 7/28/2015 2:18:22 PM
A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey provides critical landslide-hazard expertise to Nepalese agencies and villages affected by the April 25, magnitude 7.8 earthquake that shook much of central Nepal.
Released: 7/28/2015 9:30:00 AM
Several of the 772 new US Topo quadrangles for Mississippi now display parts of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail and other selected public trails. Further significant additions to the new quadrangles include map symbol redesign, enhanced railroad information and new road source data.
Released: 7/23/2015 9:30:00 AM
A team of four climbers has recently returned from the highest point in North America with new survey data to determine a more precise summit height of Mount McKinley. It is anticipated the new elevation finding will be announced in late August.
Released: 7/22/2015 1:00:00 PM
Coral reefs, under pressure from climate change and direct human activity, may have a reduced ability to protect tropical islands against wave attack, erosion and salinization of drinking water resources, which help to sustain life on those islands.
Released: 7/21/2015 3:30:55 PM
CORAM, N.Y. -- A new study that looked in part at how damage estimates evolve following a storm puts the total amount of building damage caused by Hurricane Sandy for all evaluated counties in New York at $23 billion.
Released: 7/17/2015 1:00:00 PM
Hawai‘i, the name alone elicits images of rhythmic traditional dancing, breathtaking azure sea coasts and scenes of vibrant birds flitting through lush jungle canopy. Unfortunately, the future of many native Hawaiian birds looks grim as diseases carried by mosquitoes are due to expand into higher elevation safe zones.
Released: 7/16/2015 12:30:00 PM
The U.S. Geological Survey today released the North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database — a massive online resource compiling the results of 40 years of surveys by biologists from the United States, Canada, Japan and Russia.
Released: 7/8/2015 9:31:56 AM
The U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has released a study that will enable ecologists, managers, policy makers, and industry to predict the bird fatalities at a wind facility prior to it being constructed.