U.S. Geological Survey
Two Recent Perspectives on USGS Water Information
Pharmaceuticals and Other Chemicals Common in Landfill Waste
Historic Map Project Leader Feted by Librarians
Three USGS Scientists Honored as Fellows of the Ecological Society of America
Released: 8/26/2014 7:52:37 PM
This release of information serves as an updated summary of U.S. Geological Survey information as it relates to the current understanding of the South Napa earthquake. Yesterday’s more comprehensive news release can be found here.
Released: 8/25/2014 3:03:16 PM
Yesterday at 3:20 AM local time, the northern San Francisco Bay Area was struck by the largest earthquake to impact the Bay Area since the 1989 M6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Released: 8/25/2014 9:10:45 AM
Natural methane leakage from the seafloor is far more widespread on the U.S. Atlantic margin than previously thought, according to a study by researchers from Mississippi State University, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other institutions.
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.