U.S. Geological Survey
Limited Food May be Significantly Changing Great Lakes Ecosystems
Coastal Survey: Oregon Beaches See More Short-term Erosion than Washington Beaches
Landsat Public Meeting Notice: Sustainable Land Imaging Users Forum, Dec. 4
Water Watch for Electric Energy Production
Dr. Cynthia Brewer Earns the 2013 Henry Gannett Award for Exceptional Contributions to Topographic Mapping
USGS Geologist Honored for Research into Grand Canyon's Origins
Released: 12/11/2013 5:27:25 PM
Recent U.S. Geological Survey research has found that natural biochemical processes in water moving back and forth between a stream and its underlying sediment were significant in removing nitrate from streams in the Illinois River basin, one of the world’s most intensively farmed regions.
Released: 12/11/2013 3:00:00 PM
The Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA presented the 2013 William T. Pecora Award for achievement in Earth remote sensing to Dudley B. Chelton, distinguished professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, Corvallis.
Released: 12/10/2013 11:30:00 AM
For the first time, maps and summaries of historical and projected temperature and precipitation changes for the 21st century for the continental U.S. are accessible at a county-by-county level on a website developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the College of Earth, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.
Released: 12/9/2013 3:39:54 PM
Communities and coastal habitats in the southern Chesapeake Bay region face increased flooding because, as seawater levels are rising in the bay, the land surface is also sinking._
Released: 12/6/2013 3:30:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Geological Survey participates in the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting with hundreds of technical presentations.
Released: 12/3/2013 11:15:00 AM
Rising water temperatures as a result of climate change may harm already endangered or threatened native freshwater mussels in North America, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.
Released: 12/3/2013 10:31:09 AM
The Alum Shale in Denmark contains an estimated mean of 6.9 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey. This estimate comes from the first-ever USGS assessment of shale gas resources in Denmark.
Released: 12/2/2013 12:43:48 PM
Since 1972, the Landsat program has allowed scientists and analysts to observe the world beyond the power of human sight, monitor changes to the land, and detect critical trends in the conditions of natural resources.
Released: 11/14/2013 2:45:52 PM
A new study based on Earth-observing satellite data comprehensively describes changes in the world's forests from the beginning of this century.
Released: 11/13/2013 1:00:00 PM
The USGS, in cooperation with other Federal agencies, has posted new Ohio US Topo quadrangles (748 maps) which include partial Public Land Survey System (PLSS).
Released: 11/13/2013 1:00:00 PM
USGS scientists have determined that high-salinity groundwater found more than 1,000 meters (0.6 mi.) deep under the Chesapeake Bay is actually remnant water from the Early Cretaceous North Atlantic Sea and is probably 100-145 million years old.
Released: 11/12/2013 9:00:00 AM
New research by the U.S. Geological Survey conducted on the Delmarva Peninsula, which forms the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, indicates it may take several decades for many water-quality management practices aimed at reducing nitrogen input to the Bay to achieve their full benefit due to the influence of groundwater.