U.S. Geological Survey
Measuring Landscape Disturbance of Gas Exploration in Somerset and Westmoreland Counties
Naturally Occurring Methane Found in Some Sullivan County Water
National Assessment Shows Geographic Distributions and Trends of Pesticide Use, 1992-2009
New Insight on Gas Hydrates in Gulf of Mexico
Local Scientist Receives Two Lifetime Honors for Wildlife Research
Local Scientist Honored for Wetland Research
Released: 6/19/2013 1:03:55 PM
MOSCOW, Idaho – Researchers at the University of Idaho and the U.S. Geological Survey have developed a way to identify New Zealand mudsnail infestations in their earliest stages – using only the small bits of DNA the snails shed in the water.
Released: 6/19/2013 12:00:00 PM
The mapping crowd-sourcing program, known as The National Map Corps (TNMCorps), encourages citizens to collect structures data by adding new features and/or correcting existing data within The National Map database.
Released: 6/18/2013 4:39:56 PM
Scientists are expecting a very large "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico and a smaller than average hypoxic level in the Chesapeake Bay this year, based on several NOAA-supported forecast models.
Released: 6/18/2013 11:00:00 AM
Great Lakes resource managers can now determine rivers that may be vulnerable to Asian carp spawning if they were to spread into the Great Lakes Basin, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.
Released: 6/12/2013 12:19:11 PM
Standard atomic weights for chemical elements have commonly been considered as constants of nature, along with the speed of light and the attraction of gravity. Hold on to your Newtonian hat and prepare for the possibility of elementary nuances.
Released: 6/11/2013 2:00:00 PM
The mere presence of wolves, previously shown to affect the behavior of elk in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, is not potent enough to reduce the body condition and reproductive rates of female elk, according to new research published today.
Released: 6/5/2013 1:00:00 PM
Migratory elk are coming back from Yellowstone National Park with fewer calves due to drought and increased numbers of big predators – two landscape-level changes that are reducing the benefits of migration with broader implications for conservation of migratory animals, according to a new study published in the journal Ecology.
Released: 6/4/2013 2:00:00 PM
A unique deposit of heavy rare earth elements at Alaska's Bokan Mountain could help scientists understand how rare earth element deposits form, according to new research by geologists from Saint Mary's University in Halifax and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Released: 6/3/2013 1:15:58 PM
A Baseline Environmental Report (BER) newly released by the U.S. Geological Survey will provide a consistent set of information about the Greater Sage-Grouse.
Released: 5/30/2013 3:00:00 PM
NASA transferred operational control Thursday of the Landsat 8 satellite to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in a ceremony in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Released: 5/28/2013 1:08:56 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The favored feeding grounds of the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle coincide with some Gulf of Mexico waters that are subject to oil spills, extensive commercial fishing and oxygen depletion.
Released: 5/22/2013 4:59:00 PM
The first-ever estimate of how fast frogs, toads and salamanders in the United States are disappearing from their habitats reveals they are vanishing at an alarming and rapid rate.
Released: 5/22/2013 8:00:00 AM
Citizen volunteers are making significant additions to the U.S. Geological Survey's ability to provide accurate information to the public.
Released: 5/20/2013 8:00:00 AM
A new U.S. Geological Survey study documents that the Nation's aquifers are being drawn down at an accelerating rate.